John Petrucci announces solo tour with Mike Portnoy on drums

John Petrucci, best known as the guitarist of progressive metal band Dream Theater, will embark on his first headlining solo tour later in 2022.

Petrucci will perform material from his recently released album “Terminal Velocity,” as well as songs from his debut release, “Suspended Animation.” “Terminal Velocity” marked the first time that Petrucci and former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recorded together since Portnoy left the band in 2010. Now, Petrucci will take his instrumental trio on the road performing live with Portnoy, and bassist Dave LaRu in an on-stage reunion that has been 12 years in the making.

The tour will run through October and November. The first three shows are scheduled for Boston, Massachusetts (Oct. 7); New York, New York (Oct. 13), and Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15). The recently reunited all-female Meanstreak will be the special guest openers for the tour. Meanstreak comprises guitarists Marlene Portnoy and Rena Sands, vocalist Bettina France, bassist Martens Myung and drummer Yael.

More shows will be announced in the near future, and tickets for the announced shows will be on sale to the general public on Friday, July 15.  For more information on all shows and to purchase tickets, fans can head over to

Tour dates:

October 7 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
October 13 – New York, NY – Town Hall
October 15 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater

* More dates to be announced

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