JOHN PETRUCCI Talks Upcoming Solo Headlining North American Tour: “It Will Be a Personal Event for Us, and It’ll Mark The First Time I Hit a Stage with MIKE PORTNOY Since 2010”

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Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Petrucci, founder of  progressive metal giants Dream Theater will embark on his first-ever headlining solo tour of North America this Fall. The 28-date North American tour kicks off this October 5th in Providence, RI, and concludes in Toronto, ON, on November 17th.

John will be promoting his 2020 solo album, “Terminal Velocity,” since he was never able to tour in support of it due to the pandemic and lockdown. He will also be playing songs off his 2005 solo album “Suspended Animation.” John will be joined by bassist Dave LaRue and his former Dream Theater drummer and band-mate Mike Portnoy. It is the first time he and Mike will have played live since Mike‘s departed from Dream Theater in 2010.

Opening for the instrumental trio will be the all-female heavy metal band, Mean Streak, which just happens to be comprised of John‘s wife Rena Sands on guitar, Mike‘s wife, Marlene Portnoy on guitar, Dream Theater‘s bassist John Myung‘s wife Martens Myung on bass and bandmates Bettina France on vocals, and Yael on drums. The family affair concert should be an unforgettable evening for fans.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Correspondent Robert Cavuoto spoke to John Petrucci for an in-depth discussion about his upcoming tour, what it will be like to play with Mike Portnoy after 12 years, how long the trio will need to get up to speed for the tour, and how he makes an instrumental guitar driven concert exciting for fans. Check out their conversation below,  and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and  subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.

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