SYMPHONY X – announce European tour in May/June

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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 utilised 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

www.nuclearblast.de/symphonyx

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