Three years ago, Dream Theater released The Astonishing, a record many have called their most ambitious effort to date as an elaborate concept spilled out across the double album. The prog legends are returning in 2019 with Distance Over Time, their 14th studio album, and a North American tour that launches in March.

The album, which will be released on a yet-to-be-disclosed date in February, features a robotic arms outstretched, holding a skull on the cover art, perhaps continuing some sort of theme which began on The Astonishing where machines ruled the world and created its music.

You can check out a teaser clip, the album art and tour dates (which only lists cities for now) below.

"Right now, we're mixing it. It's being mixed as we speak," keyboardist Jordan Rudess told Metal Wani in a recent interview. "It sounds awesome. I'm so excited about it. There's a very, very strong energy around the band these days. We all feel very connected and excited about what's coming."

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Dream Theater 2019 North American Tour Dates

Mar. 20 - San Diego, Calif.
Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, Calif.
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, Calif.
Mar. 24 - San Francisco, Calif.
Mar. 26 - Denver, Colo.
Mar. 28 - St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 29 - Chicago, Ill.
Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr. 02 - Detroit, Mich.
Apr. 04 - Toronto, Ontario
Apr. 05 - Montreal, Quebec
Apr. 06 - Quebec City, Quebec
Apr. 08 - Boston, Mass.
Apr. 09 - Oakdale, Conn.
Apr. 10 - Red Bank, N.J.
Apr. 12 - New York, N.Y.
Apr. 13 - Upper Darby, Penn.
Apr. 15 - Washington, D.C.
Apr. 17 - Nashville, Tenn.
Apr. 22 - Charlotte, N.C.
Apr. 23 - Atlanta, Ga.
Apr. 25 - Orlando, Fla.
Apr. 26 - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, Fla.
Apr. 29 - Dallas, Texas
Apr. 30 - Houston, Texas
May 01 - Austin, Texas
May 04 - Mexico City, Mexico

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