MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO - "It's Like A Five Ring Circus"

February 17, 2018, 2 years ago

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO - "It's Like A Five Ring Circus"

Drum legend Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater) recently spoke with Anne Erickson at Audio Ink Radio about his new band, Sons Of Apollo. Check out the interview below.

Portnoy recently revealed that one show on Sons Of Apollo's tour schedule will be on September 22nd in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at the Roman Amphitheater. It will be a special evening featuring the band performing with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony, and according to reports, Sons Of Apollo will perform two sets and film the show for a future live CD/DVD release. One set will be a very special set of cover songs.

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) - will be hitting the road for their first-ever worldwide tour, which kicks off in Tampa, FL on February 3rd as part of the Cruise To The Edge, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya. Once the cruise concludes, they’ll be performing in Miami, FL on February 9th as part of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-Show party.

As Mike Portnoy declares, "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. Well, the wait is almost over! Here are the first US 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!”

Check out Sons Of Apollo's remaining US dates.

17 - Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
18 - Joliet, IL - The Forge

Psychotic Symphony 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 the album here.


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