Symphony X Issues Band Activity Update
Symphony X has announced an upcoming April 25th, 2011 show at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Also on the Symphony X 2011 touring calendar are performances at the Best Buy Theater (formerly The Nokia) in New York on Friday, April 22nd and at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 10th.
Lead vocalist Russell Allen checks in about the new release and the upcoming shows: "I just want to say how excited I am about the new album. It's gonna kill! The songs rock and the performances by my fellow band mates are simply amazing. We can't wait to see the fans! You guys know how much we enjoy performing live. So get ready, SYMPHONY X has returned."
Symphony X is currently recording the band's Nuclear Blast debut and follow-up to 2007’s "Paradise Lost," which has sold over 60,000 copies in North America. Allen has finished recording his vocal tracks and the band is moving on to record keyboards, bass, and guitar solos. Guitarist Michael Romeo offers the following update: "We love the fans, and we know we haven't been as on top of things with the updates this year as we should have, but when it's down to the wire and we're going 24/7 trying to wrap things up, then that's what we're focused on. We really think the fans will like this album; it has been, by far, more work (and harder work) than any other album, period."
The Symphony X camp adds: "We're pleased to announce that both drummer Jason Rullo and lead vocalist Russell Allen recently became fathers for the second time. Jason is now the proud father of a beautiful baby girl and Russell and his wife now have a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations to them both!"
In other band news, the Symphony X Fan Club has been shut down and is currently being revamped. "We anticipate that it will be ready for new members around the same time as the new CD is released, if not a bit sooner. Existing/previous members should have either already received info on the change to a permanent membership setup and an invite to the new fan club mailing list or will be receiving it soon. If you are an existing/previous SYMPHONY X Fan Club member and have not received this notification, please contact Jax (email@example.com) for more information."
Fans are also encouraged to submit questions for the band’s soon-to-be-updated FAQ section of their website. Send questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FAQ” in the subject line.
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