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Symphony X Fans Invited To Choose Setlist

The SYMPHONY X camp has issued the following update:

"There have been rumblings here and there about the band's tour setlist and how it needs some changes. We did a setlist poll a few years ago, and I spoke with MJR about it recently and he agreed that it was time to do another one. So here's your chance to let the band know what you want to see them play on tour!

Here's how it goes. You reply here (leave your comment here in the blog...comments left on the band's main page won't be counted) and tell me what songs you would like to hear the band play on their upcoming tours. Give me 90 minutes worth of material (no, the band is not necessarily playing a 90 minute set, that's just a random number I'm choosing). You can pick particular songs, or just say that you'd like to hear anything from a certain CD, or a mix of both. I'll leave this open until midnight (US Pacific time) on Sunday night (January 20th). On Monday, I'll compile the results and send them to the band, and post them for you guys as well.

The last time we did this, MJR was surprised at some of the songs you all wanted to see them perform live and took the suggestions under consideration. He says they'll do so as well this time, so make sure you let them know what you want to hear.

Looking forward to seeing what you all have to say!"

Jax :)
SymX Staff

Symphony X's tour schedule is below. Fans should be aware that although EPICA is due to open up for the band in London, UK on March 6th and support the band on their North American tour, it is unclear at this time if Epica will in fact be able to do so, as vocalist Simone Simons was recently diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). The band was forced to cancel the rest of their shows for this month as of January 16th.

February (with CIRCUS MAXIMUS and DREAMSCAPE)
13 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
14 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
15 - Hellendoorn, Netherlands - Lantaarn
16 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij
17 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Röhre
19 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
20 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
21 - Nurnberg, Germany - Hirsch
22 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
23 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
25 - Florence, Italy - Viper Club
26 - Piacenza, Italy - Fillmore
28 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
29 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2

March
1 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken
2 - Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa
4 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
5 - Paris, France - Bataclan
6 - London, England - Astoria
8 - Grenada, Spain - Atarfe Vega Rock Festival

April (with Epica and INTO ETERNITY)
3 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
4 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
5 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater Times Square
6 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
8 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
9 - Montreal, QC - Medley
11 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
12 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
13 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
16 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
19 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
20 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
22 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
23 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
25 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
26 - Houston, TX - Meridian
27 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
29 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
30 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre

May
1 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
3 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx

Source: BW&BK

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1. Vicarious_Intent writes:

That's a really cool idea! I wish more bands would do cool stuff like this!

# Jan 17, 2008 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

I think it would be great if all bands did this. I am sure it would even make their job of putting a set list together very easy and fast. They dont have to post the final set and ruin the surprise as that is half the excitenent of seeing a band live in my opinion.

# Jan 17, 2008 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Doodee writes:

Thanks for sharing

# Feb 3, 2008 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fliemeirome writes:

I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting! Look for some my links:

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5. Fliemeirome writes:

I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting! Look for some my links:

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6. darenloster writes:

Symphony X is a great band!

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7. Cynic writes:

I agree Symphony X are an incredible band, Michael Romeo is one of my heroes. Fans should be cruel and make them open with the 20 min "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy" and finish with the 24 min "The Odyssey" haha.

Now Playing: Warbringer - "Total War"

# Feb 9, 2008 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Fliemeirome writes:

I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting! Look for some my links:

# Feb 10, 2008 @ 5:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Would you quit posteing that? Seriousely that is annoying. Cynic, shouldnt they do the long ones after they have played a good long set? I think that would be more crule.

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