Symphony X Announces European Tour In May/June

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 2019 tour dates:

07 May                 France                   Lyon                      Ninkasi Kao
08 May                 Switzerland            Pratteln                  Z7
10 May                 Italy                       Treviso                   New Age
11 May                 Italy                       Bologna                 Estragon
12 May                 Italy                       Rome                     Orion
14 May                 Italy                       Milan                      Alcatraz
15 May                 Germany                Munich                  Backstage Halle
16 May                 Germany                Ludwigsburg           Rockfabrik
17 May                 Germany                Berlin                      Lido
18 May                 Germany                Hannover               Faust
19 May                 Denmark                Copenhagen           Amager Bio
21 May                 Norway                  Oslo                       Rockefeller
22 May                 Sweden                  Stockholm              Klubben
24 May                 Finland                    Helsinki                   Nosturi
26 May                 Sweden                  Gothenburg             Pustervik
28 May                 Germany                Hamburg                 Knust
29 May                 Germany                Dresden                  Beatpol
31 May                 Germany                Aschaffenburg         Colos-Saal
01 June                 Belgium                  Vosselaar                Biebob
02 June                 Holland                   Nijmegen                Fortarock Festival
04 June                 UK                          Coventry                Empire
05 June                 UK                          Holmfirth                Picturedrome
06 June                 UK                          London                   Electric Ballroom
07 June                 France                    Paris                       La Machine du Moulin Rouge
08 June                 Germany                Gelsenkirchen          Rock Hard Festival
Tickets are on sale now!

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 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 bands’ third album, ‘The Divine Wings Of Tragedy’.

You can purchase “Underworld” here: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworld

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.

Latest videos:
‘Kiss Of Fire’: https://youtu.be/6uY6MNuMdUU
‘Nevermore’: https://youtu.be/_z3AHbjeb1U
‘Without You’:  https://youtu.be/xZe-Pmgq9DY

Links:
www.symphonyx.com
www.facebook.com/symphonyx

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