January 29, 2020 – For the second album in a row, fans of 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)—showed up in full force to get their hands on the band’s second critically acclaimed album, MMXX, its first week out. That support propelled the album straight to the top of Billboard’s “Current Hard Music Albums” chart, where it debuts at #1.


Elsewhere on the Billboard charts:

#3 Top New Artist Albums

#3 Current Rock Albums 

#7 Internet Albums

#11 Top New Artist Albums Consumption

#15 Billboard Top Albums

#15 Top Current Albums

#19 Digital Albums

#19 Current Digital Albums

MMXX is the follow-up to the band’s debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, acknowledged as one of the finest releases in ’17. Praised by Loudwire as an “…impressive debut disc,” it was released October 20, 2017 via InsideOutMusic/Sony and debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseeker” chart at #1, as well as at #10 on the “Rock Chart,” and #33 on the “Top Current Albums” chart.

Released January 17 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, MMXX is available as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. Three videos have already been released from the new album:  “Goodbye Divinity” (which has achieved over 3.7 million plays so far), “Fall To Ascend” and “Desolate July.”

In touring news, the band’s headlining “MMXX World Tour” kicked off January 23 in Sacramento, CA, USA and will take them around the world throughout the new year. They have also recently announced European tour dates for March 2020, as well as South American dates for April 2020. Check them out at any of the following stops:


North America 2020

Tue 1/28            Salt Lake City, UT          The State Room (

Wed 1/29          Denver, CO                   The Oriental Theater (

Fri 1/31             St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theater (

Sat 2/1              Battle Creek, MI             The Music Factory (

Sun 2/2             Toronto, ONT.               Mod Club (

Mon 2/3            Montreal QUE.              Corona Theater (

Wed 2/5            Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club (

Thu 2/6             New York, NY               Gramercy Theater (

Fri 2/7               Jim Thorpe, PA             Penn’s Peak (

Sat 2/8              Englewood, NJ             Bergen PAC (


Europe 2020

Fri 2/28              Karlsuhe, Germany                    Crystal Ballroom

Sat 2/29            Karlsruhe, Germany                   Crystal Ballroom

Mon 3/2            Drammen, Norway                     Union Scene

Tue 3/3             Gothenburg, Sweden                 Traedgarn

Thu 3/5             Kyiv, Ukraine                             N.A.U Theatre

Sat 3/7              Moscow, Russia                        RED

Sun 3/8             St Petersburg, Russia                Aurora

Tue 3/10            Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7

Wed 3/11          Milan, Italy                                Live Club

Fri 3/13             Bilbao, Spain                            Santana 27

Sat 3/14            Barcelona, Spain                       Razzmatazz 2

Sun 3/15           Madrid, Spain                           La Riviera

Tue 3/17            Marseille, France                       Cepac Silo                   

Wed 3/18          Paris, France                             Machine du Moulin Rouge

Thu 3/19            London, U.K.                            Islington Assembly Hall

Fri 3/21             Eindhoven, Netherlands             Prognosis Festival

Sun 3/22           Show Brno, Czech Republic       Sono

Tue 3/24            Kosice, Slovakia                       Colosseum

Wed 3/25          Budapest, Hungary                    Barba Negra


South America 2020

Sat 4/18             São Paulo, Brazil                        Tom Brasil

Sun 4/19            Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                 Circo Voador

Tues 4/21          Santiago, Chile                           Blondie

Thu 4/23            Buenos Aires, Argentina            Teatro Flores


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