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Symphony X Brings “Underworld” Fall Tour To North America

The cool touring announcements are showing no signs of stopping but that’s alright by me since this one is focused on the great Symphony X who are hitting our area for a select batch of dates. Check out the poster, press release, dates and then I’ll return with some thoughts.

Tour - Symphony X - Fall 2016

The Press Release:

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, are making a few special stops on their way to Japan’s Loud Park Festival. The 6 show trek will launch on September 29th at The Trocadero, hit 3 Canadian cities and conclude on October 5th at The Gramercy Theatre.

SYMPHONY X commented, “We are looking forward to playing these special intimate shows which will be our last shows for Underworld in the USA and Canada for 2016 and very excited to see our friends and fans on the road.”

The band will be touring in support of their highly acclaimed ninth album, Underworld, which debuted at #36 on the US Current Chart, #6 on the Top Hard Rock, and #89 on the Billboard 200, #89). As well #103 on Canada’s national chat and #14 on the hard chart. Underworld, was crafted at Michael Romeo’s tricked out studio, The Dungeon.
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Evergrey @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

Evergrey is joined by Voyager, Borealis and Oceans Of Slumber for this Progtastic display of Metal finesse. You don’t want to miss these bands in such a setting.

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Tesseract Announces Fall Tour w/The Contortionist For 2015

They’re one of the bands whose name I have heard going around for a couple of years now and while I have lightly touched upon their sounds and enjoyed what I have heard; I still need to give a proper examination and lengthy look into their offerings. Friends of mine in the conventional sense as well as in Metal Music Scribedom all seem greatly impressed by what they do and since numerous folks in that pool of folks have opinions I value, I best get myself moving about them. That said, the band has just released a press release about an upcoming tour with support from The Contortionist so I am sharing that whole lengthy release and tour poster with you to indulge in. I will return at the close with some views of my own. See you in a few.

Tour - Tesseract - 2015

The Press Release:
NEW YORK – TesseracT will return to North America for a healthy batch of tour dates slated for later this year. The band has tapped THE CONTORTIONIST as main support along with ERRA, and SKYHARBOR. “Five years ago we bundled ourselves in to a van and set off on our debut North American tour,” says bassist Amos Williams. “It was not only our North American debut but also our first major tour, really.” Dates will kick off on November 2nd at the Theater for Living Arts in Philadelphia and run coast to coast making a few stops in Canada before wrapping things up at Irving Plaza in New York City on December 7th.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 21 at 10:00 local time. Fans can visit the band’s official website for ticket info. VIP upgrades including band meet and greet options are available for all shows. For more info on that, click here.
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Evergrey Unveils Summer 2015 Dates

Progressive Metal fans will be excited to learn that the mighty melodic Metal power of Evergrey will be returning to our shores for a quick few dates as they set their sights on the Prog Power event in Atlanta, GA. Check out the poster below along with the posted press copy and then I will discuss a little deeper with you. There are a lot of awesome tours being announced as you can see.

Tour - Evergrey - 2015

Press Copy:
Swedish metal act Evergrey will be embarking on a North American headlining tour this summer in support of their latest release, ‘Hymns for the Broken.’ Vocalist Tom Englund said, “North American fans, I hope you are ready for this! It has been a while since we’ve been here and Evergrey is stronger than ever. I hope to see everyone on the road. You won’t want to miss it.” Supporting Evergrey are Australian prog-rock act Voyager, as well as Borealis and Oceans of Slumber. Presented by Revolver and Infinity Concerts, a list of tour dates can be found below.
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Dream Theater’s “Along For The Ride” Tour 2014

Progressive Metal giants Dream Theater have announced their “Along For The Ride Tour” which will hit numerous regions in early 2014. The show will be in the “An Evening With” format which means fans shall get a two full sets of the bands material and no opening act. Those types of tours were always fascinating to me since the fan got the most out of the bands catalog as opposed to their having a couple of well-deserving lead off acts.

Tour - Dream Theater - 2014

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