Sons of Apollo announces ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’

Concert available on multi-format on August 30th

Sons of Apollo — former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — are pleased to announce the release of Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony on August 30th via InsideOutMusic/Sony.

Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra and choir, playing tracks from their debut album Psychotic Symphony as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a Limited Deluxe 3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Artbook, Special Edition 3 CD/DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-ray and digital album.

“In writing the setlist for Sons of Apollo’s very first tour, I knew we had to include a few songs from the Dream Theater album, Falling Into Infinity, which was the only full length studio album we did while Derek was in the band,” Portnoy shares. “I wanted to do ‘Just Let Me Breathe’ as it’s one of the deeper cuts on the album and I knew SOA would absolutely slay it! Between Bumble, Derek & Billy’s crazy guitar, keys and bass unison sections and Jeff’s overall driving, funky vocal delivery (with myself on the verses & chorus and Bumble on the bridge), I knew the Sons would breathe a whole new life into this track and even kick it up a few notches! Plus, as the song’s lyricist, I took artistic license and changed the lyric from ‘Shannon Hoon’ to ‘Chris Cornell’ to give it a little more relevance in 2019.”

He continues, “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheater and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.

“This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in January 2020.”

3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Artbook | Special Edition 3 CD/DVD Digipak | Blu-ray

 

CD 1:

1. God of the Sun
2. Signs of the Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost in Oblivion
8. JSS Solo Spot: The Prophet’s Song/Save Me
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD 2:

1. Kashmir
2. Gates of Babylon
3. Labyrinth
4. Dream On
5. Diary of a Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines in the Sand

CD 3:

1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And the Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home

DVD:

1. God of the Sun
2. Signs of the Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost in Oblivion
8. JSS Solo Spot: The Prophet’s Song/Save Me
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus
12. Kashmir
13. Gates of Babylon
14. Labyrinth
15. Diary of a Madman
16. The Show Must Go On
17. Hell’s Kitchen
18. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
19. Lines in the Sand
20. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
21. And the Cradle Will Rock
22. Coming Home

Blu-ray:

1. God of the Sun
2. Signs of the Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost in Oblivion
8. JSS Solo Spot: The Prophet’s Song/Save Me
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus
12. Kashmir
13. Gates of Babylon
14. Labyrinth
15. Diary of a Madman
16. The Show Must Go On
17. Hell’s Kitchen
18. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
19. Lines in the Sand
20. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
21. And the Cradle Will Rock
22. Coming Home
23. Documentary
24. The “Slavi Show” feature
25. Coming Home
26. Lost in Oblivion
27. Alive
28. Tengo Vida
29. Signs of the Time
30. SOA – Introduction Part I
31. SOA – Introduction Part II
32. God of the Sun
33. Coming Home
34. Signs of the Time
35. Labyrinth
36. Alive
37. Lost in Oblivion
38. Figaro’s Whore
39. Divine Addiction
40. Opus Maximus
41. Behind the Scenes Outtakes Part I
42. Behind the Scenes Outtakes Part II

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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