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Jeff Scott Soto Sons of Apollo
Sons Of Apollo Eyes World Domination
5:26 AM, Thursday, 11/30/2017

By: Jay Smith

[Image: c9a85f43-279c-4779-9143-f5b653ffb4f0-sa2.jpg]Sons Of ApolloThe star-studded supergroup featuring former members of Dream Theater along with a Guns N’ Roses alumni and a Mr. Big founder is ready for some early 2018 roadwork when the Sons Of Apollo launches its first world tour.

The lineup certainly is impressive.  Hailing from Dream Theater’s historic legacy is Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian.  Add in one-time GNR axeman Ron “Bumblefoot” Thai, bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth) and singer Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force), and Sons Of Apollo is an unstoppable force bent on conquering the globe.
The band released Psychotic Symphony last month.  Available as a 2CD Mediabook, the effort features a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet bundled with a studio diary.  Production was handled by Portnoy and Sherinian, nicknamed “The Del Fuvio Brothers” during their Dream Theater days.
The tour begins with the band’s participation in the Yes-helmed / prog-rock themed Cruise To The Edge departing Tampa Feb. 3, followed by a gig at the Monsters Of Rock pre-cruise party in Miami Feb. 9.  Individual stops include Orlando, Atlanta, Buffalo, Asbury Park and Joliet, Ill.
“Ever since this lineup 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,” Portnoy said.  “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!”
Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 at 12 pm. Local time.  Be sure to eyeball the newly announced dates on the other side of this link.
Sons of Apollo February 2018 U.S. Tour Dates
Feb. 3-8 - Tampa, Fla. @ Cruise To The Edge
Feb. 9 - Miami, Fla. @ Magic City Casino/Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-show
Feb. 11 - Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza LIVE Orlando
Feb. 12 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
Feb. 13 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 15 - Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
Feb. 16 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
Feb. 17 - Battle Creek, Mich. @ The Music Factory
Feb. 18 - Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge

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