Progressive metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo featuring ex-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 start 2018 with the first dates of their debut wold-tour. They begin in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The Edge prog rock music cruise, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya. Next, they will play Miami, FL on February 9 as part of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-Show party. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates go on sale this Friday, December 1 at 12pm local time. Psychotic Symphony is out now via InsideOut Music. Continue reading →
Swedish hard rock veterans Europe have launched their first US tour in ten years. Dates are posted below. Stream the special check in video from vocalist Joey Tempest below.
Apr 18 – 22: Monsters of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL Apr 23: Kewadin Casino – Sault Ste Marie, MI Apr 24: Potowatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI (w/ Black Star Riders) Apr 25: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH Apr 26: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN Apr 28: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (w/ Black Star Riders) Apr 30: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/ Black Star Riders) May 01: The Bears Den – Niagara Falls, NY May 02: Merriweather Post Pavilion (M3 Rock Festival) – Columbia, MD May 03: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
Swedish hard rockers Europeis streaming “Days of Rock N Roll” and “Nothin’ To Ya” off of their tenth album War of Kings, out March 10, 2015 via Hell & Back Recordings, here.
Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti,War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.
War of Kings tracklisting:
1) War Of Kings 2) Hole In My Pocket 3) Second Day 4) Praise You 5) Nothin’ To Ya 6) California 405 7) Days Of Rock n’ Roll 8) Children Of The Mind 9) Rainbow Bridge 10) Angels (With Broken Hearts) 11) Light Me Up Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)
Europe recently released their amazing new music video for the title track “War of Kings”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (In Flames, At The Gates, Arch Enemy). In only a few weeks’ time, the video has racked up over 93,000 views. Watch it here.
Europe will be taking part on the Monsters of Rock cruise, setting sail on April 18th from Miami, FL, cruising to Poseidon’s Grotto/Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on April 22nd. The cruise features performances from Tesla, Night Ranger, Lita Ford, and more.
Once back on land, Europe will embark on an eight-city tour of select eastern U.S. states, including a headline slot at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD.
EUROPE U.S. Tour Dates: Apr 18 – 22: Monsters of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL Apr 24: Potowatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI Apr 25: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH Apr 26: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN Apr 28: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (w/ Black Star Riders) Apr 30: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/ Black Star Riders) May 01: The Bears Den – Niagara Falls, NY (w/ Black Star Riders) May 02: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD (M3 Rock Festival) May 03: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT