No New Dream Theater Album Until 2024, Says John Petrucci

In a new interview with SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, guitarist John Petrucci stated that Dream Theater don’t expect to have their next album out before 2024, as the band intends to continue touring in support of their latest record “A View From The Top Of The World” during 2023.

When asked what Dream Theater’s plans will be after he finishes touring in support of his second solo album “Terminal Velocity”, which sees him reunited with his former bandmate Mike Portnoy, John said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Dream Theater is gonna continue touring in 2023. Just like everybody else, we were shut down for two years and have a lot of catching up to do. We’re supporting ‘A View From The Top Of The World’. We’ve done extensive tours of U.S. and Europe, but even… We played two shows only in Asia; we played, like, four shows in South America. There’s a lot more ground to cover. So 2023 is gonna be filled with Dream Theater touring; I’m certain of that.”

Petrruci was then asked if there have been thoughts of the band working on a new record. His reply was:

“We’re still working the last record. I can’t see us being back in the studio until roughly this time next year. If you kind of just look forward to next year, you see the way it’s gonna lay out, and we’ve got festivals. Before you know it, it’s August. There’s not gonna be any studio work done before the fall; I highly doubt it. So a new record wouldn’t be [released before] the following year.”

“A View From The Top Of The World” was released in October of last year through Inside Out Music. It is now notable for being the first Dream Theater album to be recorded at their own studio, DTHQ (Dream Theater Headquarters), located in Long Island, New York.

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