Dream Theater: "The Astonishing" Lands At #11 On The Billboard Top 200!

The legendary Dream Theater released their HUGE concept album, “The Astonishing,” a few weeks ago, and the first week sales numbers are in! How did they do? Well, as the band states…the numbers are astonishing! The record landed at #11 on The Billboard Top 200, and did even better around the world! Here’s their statement: “The Astonishing has been released to rave reviews across the world. Now the first week’s ‪#‎s‬ are in, and they are…well, Astonishing! The Astonishing lands at #1 in the United States on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. Thanks to our loyal fans in Norway, The Astonishing made its chart debut at #2, the all-time top position for Dream Theater in that country. In Sweden, the band just made its highest ever chart debut at #3. Dream Theater’s first-ever top 10 debut in Australia came in at #10, and in the UK, The Astonishing just entered the charts at #11, the band’s highest chart debut there, as well. Thank you again to all of our fans for supporting Dream Theater in our latest endeavor: The Astonishing! Find the full list of awesome chart debuts here:

Norway – #2
Hungary – #2
Italy – #3
Sweden – #3
Portugal –#3
Netherlands – #4
Germany – #5
Austria – #6
Canada – #7
Australia – #10
Japan – #10
Belgium – #11
UK – #11
US – #11 Billboard Top 200
US – #1 Billboard Rock Chart
France – #13
New Zealand – #17.

Congrats to the progressive metal legends on the HUGE numbers, and well done to their fans around the world for actually buying the record, and supporting the band! In case you haven’t heard their latest masterpiece, you can still stream it here, and don’t forget that they are playing it in it’s entirety on their upcoming North American tour! Be there!


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