After Nevermore dropped off the Symphony X tour, I may have been a little harsh on Symphony X, who will carry on — not stymied by the unfortunate news — with the tour; Powerglove and Blackguard are set to open.
I may have been a little mean because I do respect Symphony X. But, for my money, like Soilwork — who also left the tour early on — Nevermore’s a really awesome live band and part of the reason why I was so psyched in the first place about this tour to come to town. Besides, I’ve seen Symphony X a ton of times before and sometimes, enough is enough.
That said, the band has now announced that they will be playing a much longer set now, to make up for the fact that Nevermore screwed them — and all of you — at the last possible second. The tour kicks off on April 21 in Philadelphia and run through May 22 in West Springfield, Virginia.
“Some of you may be disappointed that Soilwork, and just recently Nevermore, left the tour; we share your frustration,” the band says in a statement. “We were looking forward to taking such a great lineup out on the road, but shit happens; best of luck to those bands in the future. That being said, we’re still psyched about getting back on the road and giving the fans a full-on, killer show every night. We plan on doing some tracks from our upcoming CD, ‘Iconoclast’, and are really excited to be playing them for our North American fans for the first time ever. It’s going to be awesome!”
Symphony X have a new album due out June 21 called Iconoclast.