Dream Theater's "A Dramatic Turn of Events" Debuts Strong
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:39:10
Last week marked two momentous occasions for Dream Theater.
The band began its first tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Events and saw the album debut at the plum No. 8 slot on the Billboard Top 200. Kudos to Dream Theater for enjoying their second Top 10 debut in a row, as 2009's Black Clouds & Silver Linings also debuted in the Top 10 at the No. 6 position. Clearly, Dream Theater fans are passionate about their support of this legendary band. A Dramatic Turn of Events also landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Tastemaker Albums Chart!
Earlier this summer, Dream Theater were also named in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Prog Rock Bands of All Time via a reader's poll! The fans have spoken!
A Dramatic Turn of Events enjoyed strong positioning across the planet, including no less than 11 Top 10 debuts, to boot.
The album landed at No. 1 in Finland, at No. 2 in Holland, at No. 3 in Italy, Germany, Japan and Sweden, as well as No. 1 on the Rock Album Charts in the UK! A Dramatic Turn of Events is a global success. The numbers say it all, and that's not to mention the fact that Dream Theater have sold over 10 million albums and DVDs combined through the course of their career!
The band had this to say about A Dramatic Turn of Events and its bow: "Dream Theater continues to be blessed with fans around the world who support our musical explorations, and we want to sincerely thank them for turning out in force to embrace A Dramatic Turn of Events' We have never created music to fit into a trend--it's the adventure we have always chased. And to have discerning fans join us every step of the way is really mind-blowing. We are indebted to them and look forward to seeing everyone on the road in 2011 and 2012." Did you pick up A Dramatic Turn of Events yet?
—Frank TJ Mackey