For over three decades, Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Petrucci has been known for his work in the groundbreaking and influential progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. Now, John is adding another career milestone to his resume as he is embarking on his first headlining solo tour performing material from his recently released solo album, “Terminal Velocity“, as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, “Suspended Animation“. “Terminal Velocity” marked the first time that John and former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy recorded together since Mike left the band in 2010. Now, John will take his instrumental trio on the road performing live with Portnoy and legendary bassist Dave LaRue in an on-stage reunion that has been 12 years in the making.
The historic tour will run through October and November and promises to be an unforgettable night of live musicianship. The first three shows are scheduled for Boston, Massachusetts (October 7); New York City (October 13) and Washington, D.C. (October 15th). The recently reunited all-female band MEANSTREAK will be the special guest openers for the tour. MEANSTREAK is comprised of guitarists Marlene Portnoy (Mike’s wife) and Rena Sands (Petrucci’s wife), vocalist Bettina France, bassist Martens Myung (wife of DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung) and drummer Yael.
John Petrucci announced 2022 tour dates thus far:
October 07 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
October 13 – New York, NY – Town Hall
October 15 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
More shows will be announced in the near future.
Tickets for the announced dates will be on sale to the general public on Friday, July 15.
Portnoy was a co-founder of DREAM THEATER yet abruptly quit the group in September of 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD.
Back in March of 2021, Petrucci and Portnoy’s instrumental project LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT released its third album, “LTE3“, via InsideOut Music.