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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)—released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for ‘Alive’ from their highly anticipated debut album, Psychotic Symphony.

Watch here:

In touring news, SONS OF APOLLO launched their much-anticipated world tour in Tampa, FL at the beginning of February as part of the “Cruise To The Edge.” The band have also added UK & European headline dates, in addition to the already announced Summer festivals plus extensive North American shows. For more information about tickets and on sale dates, fans should visit

As Mike Portnoy declares, “Ever since this line-up assembled to make PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, the thing I’ve been most excited about is anticipating how insane I know this band is going to be on stage. Well, the wait is almost over! Here are the first U.S. dates that will get to witness this ‘five-headed musical spectacle’ live on stage in February. We plan on being on tour all year long, all over the globe, with plenty of dates now being announced for summer festivals throughout Europe, but these are the very first shows that will get to witness this amazing lineup in person for the first time. We can’t wait!”

Below is the full list of confirmed European dates:

Fri 6/22              Clisson, France; Hellfest
Sat 6/23             Dessel, Belgium; Graspop
Sun 6/24            Milan, Italy; Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
Wed 6/27           Leipzig, Germany; Hellraiser
Sat 6/30             Barcelona, Spain; Be Prog My Friend
Sun 7/1               Maidstone, England; Rambling Man Festival
Mon 7/2             Motherwell, England; Motherwell Concert Hall
Tue 7/3               Belfast, England; Limelight
Wed 7/4             Dublin, Ireland; Tivoli Variety Theatre
Sun 7/14            Eindhoven, Netherlands; Dynamo MetalFest
Fri 8/3                 Wacken, Germany; Wacken Open Air
Sat 8/18             Warsaw, Poland; Prog In Park
Sun 8/19            Budapest, Hungary; Barba Negra Track
Wed 9/19           Moscow, Russia; Glavclub
* Sat 9/22          Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Roman Amphitheater
Mon 9/24           Athens, Greece; Fuzz Club

* A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO and the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony.

Below is 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:


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