The new album from DREAM THEATER, entitled "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 3. According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, the CD is on track to sell around 40,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land in the Top 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.
DREAM THEATER's last CD, "Systematic Chaos", opened with 36,000 units in 2007 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 19. 2005's "Octavarium" premiered with 27,000 copies to debut at No. 36.
In addition to the standard-version CD, DREAM THEATER's tenth studio album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", was also made available on vinyl LP, as well as a three-disc, special-edition CD that includes the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs.
DREAM THEATER's "Chaos In Motion 2007/2008" double DVD set sold just under 9,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on the Top Music Videos chart.
Video footage of DREAM THEATER's June 23, 2009 concert in Munich, Germany can be viewed below (courtesy of "eblinternational").
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