Progressive Nation 2009

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Progressive Nation 2009
Tour by Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Opeth, Bigelf, Scale the Summit, Unexpect
Start date July 24, 2009
End date October 31, 2009
Legs 2
Shows 51
Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Opeth, Bigelf, Scale the Summit, Unexpect concert chronology
Progressive Nation 2008 (2008) Progressive Nation 2009 (2009) A Dramatic Turn of Events Tour
(2011–2012)

Progressive Nation 2009 was a North American and European tour headlined by the progressive metal band Dream Theater. The tour's concept was created by the drummer Mike Portnoy. The first leg of the tour began on July 24, 2009 in Miami and ended on August 29, 2009 in Los Angeles.[1] The second leg began on September 23 in Helsinki, Finland and ended on October 31 in Ljublijana, Slovenia.[2] This tour was part of the Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings World Tour, which included a previous European Summer Tour and following legs in Oceania, South America, North America (Supporting Iron Maiden) and two final shows in Japan.

Setlists[edit]

Dream Theater songs performed on the North American leg[edit]

  • A Nightmare to Remember
  • A Rite of Passage
  • Hollow Years
  • Erotomania
  • Voices
  • The Count of Tuscany
  • Metropolis pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper
  • Prophets of War
  • Sacrificed Sons
  • Misunderstood
  • The Dance of Eternity
  • Take the Time
  • One Last Time
  • Solitary Shell
  • Constant Motion
  • Beyond This Life
  • In the Name of God
  • Forsaken
  • As I Am
  • The Camera Eye (Rush cover, only at Toronto show)
  • Pull Me Under

Dream Theater songs performed on the European leg[edit]

  • A Nightmare to Remember
  • A Rite of Passage
  • Hollow Years
  • Erotomania
  • Voices
  • Forsaken
  • The Spirit Carries On
  • As I Am
  • The Count of Tuscany
  • The Mirror
  • Lie
  • Sacrificed Sons
  • Wither
  • The Dance of Eternity
  • One Last Time
  • In the Name of God
  • Prophets of War
  • Solitary Shell
  • Constant Motion
  • Take the Time
  • Pull Me Under

Lineups[edit]

North American tour[edit]

European tour[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: North America
24 July 2009 Miami, Florida United States Filmore
25 July 2009 Hollywood, Florida Hard Rock Live
26 July 2009 Clearwater, Florida Ruth Eckerd Hall
28 July 2009 Atlanta, Georgia The Tabernacle
29 July 2009 Asheville, North Carolina Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
31 July 2009 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Tower Theater
1 August 2009 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
2 August 2009 Boston, Massachusetts Bank of America Pavilion
4 August 2009 Albany, New York Palace Theater
5 August 2009 Wallingford, Connecticut Chevrolet Theater
7 August 2009 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Park Convention Hall
8 August 2009 Farmingville, New York Brookhaven Amphitheater
9 August 2009 New York City, New York Beacon Theatre
11 August 2009 Quebec City, Quebec Canada The Agora
12 August 2009 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
14 August 2009 Toronto, Ontario Molson Amphitheater
16 August 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba The Burton Cummings Theater
18 August 2009 Calgary, Alberta MacEwan Hall
19 August 2009 Edmonton, Alberta Shaw Conference Centre
21 August 2009 Minneapolis, Minnesota United States Orpheum Theatre
22 August 2009 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Riverside Theater
23 August 2009 Chicago, Illinois Chicago Theatre
25 August 2009 Denver, Colorado Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
27 August 2009 San Jose, California San Jose Civic Auditorium
28 August 2009 Paradise, Nevada The Joint
29 August 2009 Los Angeles, California Greek Theatre
Leg 2: Europe
23 September 2009 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
25 September 2009 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
26 September 2009 Oslo Norway Spektrum
27 September 2009 Copenhagen Denmark KB Hallen
29 September 2009 Berlin Germany Arena
30 September 2009 Bydgoszcz Poland Łuczniczka
2 October 2009 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
3 October 2009 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
4 October 2009 Paris France Zénith de Paris
6 October 2009 Lille Zénith de Lille
7 October 2009 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
9 October 2009 Manchester United Kingdom O2 Apollo Manchester
10 October 2009 London Wembley Arena
11 October 2009 Glasgow SECC
17 October 2009 Brussels Belgium Forest National
18 October 2009 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
19 October 2009 Ludwigsburg Arena Ludwigsburg
22 October 2009 Porto Portugal Pavilhão Rosa Mota
23 October 2009 Madrid Spain La Cubierta
24 October 2009 Barcelona Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona
26 October 2009 Assago Italy Mediolanum Forum
27 October 2009 Rome PalaLottomatica
29 October 2009 Bologna Futurshow Station
30 October 2009 Conegliano Palasport
31 October 2009 Ljubljana Slovenia Tivoli Hall

Personnel[edit]

Dream Theater[edit]

Opeth[edit]

Bigelf[edit]

  • Damon Fox – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Ace Mark – guitar
  • Duffy Snowhill – bass
  • Froth – drums

Unexpect[edit]

  • Leilindel – vocals
  • Syriak – vocals, guitar
  • Artagoth – vocals, guitar
  • ChaotH – bass guitar
  • Landryx – drums
  • Blaise Borboën-Léonard – violin

Zappa Plays Zappa[edit]

  • Dweezil Zappa – guitar, vocals
  • Scheila Gonzalez – saxophone, flute, keyboards and vocals
  • Pete Griffin – bass guitar
  • Jamie Kime – guitar
  • Billy Hulting – marimba, mallets and percussions
  • Joe Travers – drums, vocals
  • Ben Thomas – lead vocals, trumpet
  • Chris Norton – keyboards, violin

Scale the Summit[edit]

  • Chris Letchford – seven- and eight-string guitar
  • Jordan Eberhardt – bass guitar
  • Pat Skeffington – drums
  • Travis Levrier – seven-string guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Progressive Nation 2009 (North America)". Dream Theater Tourography. mikeportnoy.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Progressive Nation 2009 (Europe)". Dream Theater Tourography. mikeportnoy.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.