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Progressive Nation 2008
Progressive Nation 2008
Tour by Dream Theater, Opeth, Between The Buried and Me, 3,
Start dateApril 29, 2008
End dateJune 4, 2008
No. of shows23
Dream Theater, Opeth, Between The Buried and Me, 3, concert chronology


Progressive Nation 2008 was a North American tour headlined by the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Along with Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, and 3. The tour is the brainchild of Mike Portnoy, who stated, "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk."[1] Unlike previous Dream Theater tours, performances were held in cities that they had not visited before in the past or cities they had not played in for several years. This tour also marked the first time, since the release of Images and Words, where the group performed in small venues and performance halls.


  • An Ant Odyssey 2008
  • Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss cover)
  • Constant Motion / In the Presence of Enemies
  • Beyond This Life / Strange Deja Vu
  • Blind Faith or Misunderstood
  • Surrounded
  • Forsaken
  • Never Enough
  • Erotomania
  • Voices
  • As I Am
  • The Ministry of Lost Souls
  • Metropolis Pt. 1 / Learning to Live / A Change of Seasons
  • The Dark Eternal Night
  • Take the Time
  • Schmedley Wilcox


Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: North and Central America
29 April 2008 Mexico City Mexico National Auditorium
2 May 2008 Los Angeles United States Gibson Amphitheater
3 May 2008 Oakland Paramount Theater
5 May 2008 Seattle Wamu Theater
6 May 2008 Vancouver Canada Orpheum
9 May 2008 Calgary Macewan Hall
10 May 2008
12 May 2008 Minneapolis United States Myth
13 May 2008 Chicago Rosemont Theater
14 May 2008 Detroit The Fillmore
16 May 2008 Columbus LC Amphitheater
17 May 2008 Cleveland Time Warner Amphitheater
18 May 2008 Albany, New York The Armory
20 May 2008 Boston Orpheum Theater
21 May 2008 New York City Terminal 5
22 May 2008
26 May 2008 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall
27 May 2008 Richmond The National
28 May 2008 Atlanta Tabernacle
30 May 2008 Miami The Fillmore
31 May 2008 Orlando Hard Rock
1 June 2008 Tampa Ruth Eckerd Hall
4 June 2008 San Juan Puerto Rico Coliseo of Puerto Rico


  • A. ^ the Mexico and Puerto Rico dates Dream Theater only with special guests Between The Buried And Me (Opeth and 3 not appearing on those 2 dates)[2]


Dream Theater


Between the Buried and Me



  1. ^ "Progressive Nation 2008 - Press Release". Dream Theater. 2007-11-05. Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved .
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