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 ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20).

Today (November 15th) they launch the Vicente Cordero-directed video for the album’s lead single, Goodbye Divinity. Watch it below.

Mike Portnoy comments, “From the minute we finished writing Goodbye Divinity, I knew we had our album opener and the first release off the album. I even remember posting on social media how excited I was about the song the day I tracked it. The song has an immediacy that grabs you right away: great riffs, flashy playing and hooky vocal melodies. All of the elements that make up the SOA sound. The video was directed by Vicente Cordero who I have now done over 20 music videos with, and its look helps catapult the band from the Greek mythological past of the last album into the 21st century with this new album.”

Pre-orders are available from today, with digital pre-orders on iTunes & Amazon receiving an immediate download of “Goodbye Divinity.” Pre-order now here:

U.S. fans can pre-save the album on streaming services and have a chance of winning digital subscriptions to Modern Drummer and Bass Player magazines, a signed REMO drumhead, and two tickets to an upcoming U.S. tour date. Head here to enter:

For more information about MMXX, including the track listing, please click here.

In touring news, the band’s headlining MMXX World Tour will begin January 23rd in Sacramento, CA, and will take them around the world throughout the new year. They have also just announced European tour dates for March 2020, and you can find those below:

1/23 Sacramento, CA Crest Theater         
1/24 Pomona, CA The Glass House
1/25 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
1/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
1/29 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
1/31 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

2/1 Battle Creek, MI The Music Factory
2/2 Toronto, ONT. Mod Club
2/3 Montreal QUE. Corona Theater
2/5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
2/6 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
2/7 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
2/8 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC

Europe 2020:

2/29 Germany TBA

3/2 Drammen, Norway Union Scene
3/3  Gothenburg, Sweden Traedgarn
3/5 Kyiv, Ukraine N.A.U Theatre
3/7  Moscow, Russia RED
3/8 St Petersburg, Russia Aurora
3/10 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
3/11 Milan, Italy Live Club
3/13 Bilbao, Spain Santana 27
3/14 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
3/15 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
3/17 France TBA
3/18 France TBA
3/19 London, U.K. Islington Assembly Hall
3/20 Eindhoven, Netherlands Prognosis Festival
3/22 Show Brno, Czech Republic Sono
3/24 Kosice, Slovakia Colosseum
3/25 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra


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  • Michael B on

    I heard this morning and was pretty stoked about it. Cool tune. Badass riffs.

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