New Jersey progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X will embark on a European tour in May. The run will see the five-piece hit eleven countries in one month — with the trek kicking off on May 7 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.
May 07 - France - Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
May 08 - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
May 10 - Italy - Treviso - New Age
May 11 - Italy - Bologna - Estragon
May 12 - Italy - Rome - Orion
May 14 - Italy - Milan - Alcatraz
May 15 - Germany - Munich - Backstage Halle
May 16 - Germany - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
May 17 - Germany - Berlin - Lido
May 18 - Germany - Hannover - Faust
May 19 - Denmark - Copenhagen - Amager Bio
May 21 - Norway - Oslo - Rockefeller
May 22 - Sweden - Stockholm - Klubben
May 24 - Finland - Helsinki - Nosturi
May 26 - Sweden - Gothenburg - Pustervik
May 28 - Germany - Hamburg - Knust
May 29 - Germany - Dresden - Beatpol
May 31 - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
Jun. 01 - Belgium - Vosselaar - Biebob
Jun. 02 - Holland - Nijmegen - Fortarock Festival
Jun. 04 - UK - Coventry - Empire
Jun. 05 - UK - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
Jun. 06 - UK - London - Electric Ballroom
Jun. 07 - France - Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Jun. 08 - Germany - Gelsenkirchen - Rock Hard Festival
SYMPHONY X released its 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 band's third album, "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy".
In July 2017, SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen and his ADRENALINE MOB bandmates were involved in a crash that killed the group's bassist, David Zablidowsky.
The singer, who is also a member of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, later said that TSO's 2017 tour saw him feeling "more free" than ever before to express himself. "The stage has been the safest place on earth for me, man," Allen told Brad Parmerter in an interview. "I feel at home up there, more than I've ever been so that's really where it's at. I step out on stage and whatever things that are coming out of my mouth are right from my heart. There's no filter. I'm not thinking, 'Oh, this is gonna be cool?' You know what I'm saying? I think that's what you're seeing — a man who has been through hell and back. I'm just up there loving life and showing my love for the crowd through these songs. That's the best way I can explain it."
SYMPHONY X completed an extensive tour behind "Underworld" in 2016, including a U.S. run of shows with OVERKILL and a pair of headlining performances in Australia.