New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are proud to announce their “25th Anniversary North American tour 2020”! The 28 date trek will kick off in Englewood, NJ on May 14th and make stops in Montreal, Cleveland, and Austin before concluding on June 17th at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Joining the band as openers are PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND!
SYMPHONY X comments, “We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone in our career! The shows in Europe and South America were incredible last year and we can’t wait to share that with our amazing US fans in 2020! We are truly excited to have both PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND on this tour to celebrate 25 years of a true musical journey! The band is at a place where we are looking forward to the future and bringing even more music to those who have been with us all this time! See you in 2020!”
Check out the official track videos for “In My Darkest Hour” and “Kiss Of Fire” as well as the lyric videos for “Without You” and “Nevermore” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
Confirmed dates for the SYMPHONY X “25th Anniversary North American Tour” with PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND are:
May 14 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (MA)
May 16 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
May 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
May 18 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
May 20 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial
May 21 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 22 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
May 23 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
May 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
May 27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
May 29 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
May 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
Jun 1 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jun 2 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 3 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Jun 5 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
Jun 6 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
Jun 7 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Jun 8 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Jun 10 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
Jun 11 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Jun 12 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Jun 13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jun 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
Jun 16 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jun 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
ABOUT SYMPHONY X
A distinct murmur went around the world in 1994 when a certain six-string guitarist from New Jersey named Michael Romeo of the prog band Gemini recorded THE DARK CHAPTER demo and sent it out to record labels. It seemed the new guitar messiah of the coming 21st century had made himself known to the world and he soon launched a new band that would stir up the prog genre! With an innovative mixture of heavy metal, progressive rock and (neo) classical hard sounds, Romeo and his men in SYMPHONY X recorded a debut album (released in Japan in ’94; released worldwide in 1995) that began their journey to create a blueprint for the young generation of prog-metallers to follow.
THE DAMNATION GAME (1995) celebrated the debut of the band’s second asset: the charismatic, deeply emotional and relentlessly aggressive vocals of Russell Allen. THE DIVINE WINGS OF TRAGEDY (1997) placed the emphasis on the band’s progressive approach and is still considered to be SYMPHONY X’s ultimate masterpiece. TWILIGHT IN OLYMPUS (1998) livened up the band’s classical aspects with the instrumental ‘Sonata‘ (which is based on the piano Sonata No. 8 “PathÃtique” by Ludwig van Beethoven). Via V: THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE (2000), the quintet delivered their first concept album at the turn of the millennium that dealt with the myth of Atlantis. LIVE ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER (2001) was visual proof that the band could easily transpose their complex material onto the stage. Oriented towards the eponymous poem by English poet John Milton, the thrashing harshness of THE ODYSSEY (2002) is said to be the band’s most aggressive album to date. PARADISE LOST (2007) is the darkest and most gothic-like work in the bands’ discography.
Whether it’s the genius writing and execution of Michael Romeo, his thoughts incubating exactly four years since the band’s slamming last album “Iconoclast” or the heroic health battles of drummer Jason Rullo bounding back from heart failure in 2013, or simply the maturity of holding fast a band lineup, essentially rock-solid over 20 years… whatever the factors involved, SYMPHONY X have struck an enriched level of maturity with this their ninth album, entitled Underworld.
Having been through the wars, voluntarily made tougher by insisting on playing intellectually and technically challenging music for fans that demand it and then made harsh again by the evolving contours of the music industry, most notably the shift to singles and single songsSYMPHONY X have triumphed, creating a panoramic old school rock album experience in an era cursed with shorter and shorter attention spans.
Members of SYMPHONY X are:Michael Romeo – guitarRussell Allen – Vocals
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are delighted to announce a European tour, which will take place throughout May and the beginning of June this year. The run will see the five-piece hit eleven countries in one month – with the tour kicking off on May 7th in Lyon, France, culminating in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Rock Hard Festival.
“We are really excited about the upcoming tour! Can’t wait to get back on the road and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!”, says the band.
Symphony X released their latest critically acclaimed studio album ‘Underworld’ in 2015, via Nuclear Blast. They triumphed in creating a panoramic ‘album rock’ experience in an era cursed with diminishing attention spans. Heavily inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, ‘Underworld’ drew on the themes from the Divine Comedy, most notably the part on Inferno. As an homage to Dante’s use of the number 3 and its multiples, the band utilized the motif in both lyrical and melodic context. The first song on the album is a three syllable, three-note melodic phrase and in the verses, there are three references to three songs on the band’s third album, ‘The Divine Wings Of Tragedy’.
A distinct murmur went around the world in 1994 when a certain six-string guitarist from New Jersey named Michael Romeo of the prog band Gemini recorded ‘The Dark Chapter’demo and sent it out to record labels. It seemed the new guitar messiah of the coming 21st Century had made himself known to the world and he’d soon launch a new band that would stir up the prog genre. With an innovative mixture of heavy metal, progressive rock and neo-classical sounds, Romeo and his men in SYMPHONY X recorded a debut album (released in Japan in ’94; released worldwide in 1995) that began their journey to create a blueprint for the young generation of prog metal bands to follow. “The Damnation Game”(1995) celebrated the debut of the band‘s second asset: the charismatic, deeply emotional and relentlessly aggressive vocals of Russell Allen.
“The Divine Wings Of Tragedy” (1997) placed the emphasis on the band’s progressive approach and is considered one of SYMPHONY X’s biggest masterpieces. “Twilight In Olympus” (1998) livened up the band’s classical aspects with the instrumental ‘Sonata’(which is based on the Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathétique’ by Ludwig van Beethoven). Via“V: The New Mythology Suite” (2000), the quintet delivered their first concept album at the turn of the millennium that dealt with the myth of Atlantis. “Live On The Edge Of Forever” (2001) was visual proof that the band could easily transpose their complex material onto the stage. Oriented towards the eponymous poem by English poet John Milton, the thrashing harshness of “The Odyssey” (2002) is said to be the band’s most aggressive album to date. “Paradise Lost” (2007) is the darkest and most gothic-like work in the band’s discography. With “Iconoclast” (2011) SYMPHONY X raised the bar even further, a commanding declaration of an inventive blend of classic rock, straightforward heavy metal, and ambitious prog.
Symphony X made it clear that we wanted to still make our music available to all of our fans worldwide as well as make it easier for fans to get our music, this partnership made the best sense for all!
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