SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — recently released their much-acclaimed debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’, and now the band have confirmed a first raft of 2018 European festival dates in support of the album.
Mike Portnoy had this to say: “Ever since this line-up assembled to make PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, the thing I’ve been most excited about is anticipating how insane I know Sons Of Apollo is going to be on stage…Well, the wait is almost over!
Here are the first European dates to be announced that will get to witness this ‘five-headed musical spectacle’ live on stage this summer.
We plan on being on tour all year long, all over the globe, with plenty of dates constantly being added, so keep your eyes open on when and where you will get to witness this amazing lineup in person. We can’t wait!”
You can find the full list of confirmed dates below:
22nd June – Hellfest, Clisson, France
23rd June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
24th June – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy
30th June – Be Prog! My Friend, Barcelona, Spain
1st July – Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone, UK
14th July – Dynamo Metalfest, Eindhoven, Netherlands
18th August – Prog in the Park 2018, Warsaw, Poland
The band will also play a very special show at the Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on the 22nd September, including a ‘By-Request’ covers set alongside the orchestra of Plovdiv State Orchestra.
22nd September – Roman Amphitheatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
The band recently released a video for the track ‘Lost In Oblivion’. Watch now here:
You can also watch the video for ‘Coming Home’, which recently broke the 1 million views mark here:
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Order it here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS.
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY has been racking up some fantastic reviews:
“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.” – Classic Rock
“Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” – Prog Magazine
“God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.” – Metal Talk
“We can’t wait for everybody to finally have the full album this week and we look forward to hitting the road in 2018,” says Mike Portnoy, “playing all around the world all year long!”