SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metallic supergroup that includes former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, in addition to guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-GUNS N’ ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — professionally recorded its September 22 live performance on the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for an upcoming CD, DVD and Blu-ray.
During the present, wherein the band performed the entire materials from its 2017 debut album “Psychotic Symphony” and a variety of notable covers, the group carried out two units separated by an intermission — one “common” set, and one other that featured an orchestra and choir.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. God Of The Sun
02. Signs Of The Time
03. Divine Addiction
04. Just Let Me Breathe (DREAM THEATER cowl)
05. Bass Solo
06. Lost In Oblivion
07. The Prophet’s Song/Save Me (QUEEN cowl)
09. The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini cowl)
10. Opus Maximus
11. Kashmir (LED ZEPPELIN cowl)
12. Gates Of Babylon (RAINBOW cowl)
14. Dream On (AEROSMITH cowl)
15. Diary Of A Madman (Ozzy Osbourne cowl)
16. Comfortably Numb (PINK FLOYD cowl)
17. The Show Must Go On (QUEEN cowl)
18. Hell’s Kitchen (DREAM THEATER cowl)
19. Figaro’s Whore
20. Keyboard Solo
21. Lines In The Sand (DREAM THEATER cowl)
22. Guitar Solo
23. And The Cradle Will Rock… (VAN HALEN cowl)
24. Coming Home
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SONS OF APOLLO‘s Plovdiv live performance fell one 12 months to the day that Devin Townsend — who, like SONS OF APOLLO, is managed by Andy Farrow of Northern Music — carried out with an orchestra on the identical venue to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his landmark album “Ocean Machine”. OPETH and PARADISE LOST, two different purchasers of Farrow‘s, have additionally carried out orchestra-accompanied reveals there the previous, as have ASIA and APOCALYPTICA.
According to Wikipedia, the Roman theatre of Plovdiv — the second-largest metropolis in Bulgaria — is without doubt one of the world’s best-preserved historic theatres. Constructed within the 1st Century, the venue has a capability of between 5,000 and seven,000.
Soto just lately instructed Midlands Metalheads Radio that SONS OF APOLLO will document its second album in 2019, however that it probably will not be launched till the next 12 months because of the busy schedules of the group’s members. “I presume if the album is completed even by summertime subsequent 12 months, it is in all probability not going to see the sunshine of day till early 2020 simply so we are able to truly as soon as once more commit all the 12 months to touring it out, and giving the album cycle the promotion it deserves,” he mentioned.
SONS OF APOLLO will wrap up their present European tour in help of “Psychotic Symphony”, which was launched final October through InsideOut Music, on October 20 in Cologne, Germany.