I Saw Sons of Apollo - Mike Portnoy

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  1. bigbonzo

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    I saw Mike Portnoy's new band, Sons of Apollo the other night.

    I was very impressed, as they sounded very good. My girlfriend especially liked the lead singer. He did put on a good show.

    I was a little disappointed that Mike didn't play a solo, but it was still a very good show

    I think this is Mike's best band since he left Dream Theater

    Anybody else see them? What did you think of their show?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Saw him with my son opening with Dream Theater for Yes's 35th Aniver. tour, 2nd row, and my son commented a few times that Mike P spitting constantly on the stage off to the right of his hi-hat made him sick to his stomach !! Also the 4 bass drum set he used brought some funny conversation with folks around us about "octotopus boy"...... obviously it was a Yes audience !!
     
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    Yeah, I noticed Mike spitting everywhere. Not a pleasant site.
     
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    Saw Sons two months ago. Went in with low expectations given their album sounds like generic rock but they were fantastic live. Sheehan, Portnoy and Bumblwfoot are fantastic together [plus both guitartists played double necks to add to the sweetness] and some of their jams were incredible. They really locked down their complex grooves, highly recommend seeing them.
     
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    We saw him on that same tour. DT had the chops. Yes had the songs.
     
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    Hey guys -- I caught that same tour at an outdoor amphitheater in New Mexico........................awesome.
    It was located next to a casino -- before the concert, about three in the afternoon, Petrucci sat down and played a few hands at my blackjack table.
    I was the only person at the table that knew who he was.
    I thought it was smart of those guys to open for a Yes Tour -- I remember it was right after they released 6DOIT.
     
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    Hey guys -- I caught that same tour at an outdoor amphitheater in New Mexico........................awesome.
    It was located next to a casino -- before the concert, about three in the afternoon, Petrucci sat down and played a few hands at my blackjack table.
    I was the only person at the table that knew who he was.
    I thought it was smart of those guys to open for a Yes Tour -- I remember it was right after they released 6DOIT.




    +1 On the cool moment ! Yeah, Mike is a monster, and adding Billy Sheehan to the mix ? !!!! :wink:
    D.T.'s keyboard player Jordan lives a couple miles north of me in a condo complex, and a few friends know him and stated he is a really nice, humble guy !! :)
     
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    Anyone else catch the Sons Of Apollo tour?

    As long as they stay together, I will likely buy their next CD.
     
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    I have to say I much prefer The Winery Dogs to this band. JMO.
     
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    Portnoy blocked me on twitter because of our differing political views. I don't listen to him much now. :)
     
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    I'm amazed that Portnoy has time to comment on Canada's politics. I just added him to see the wisdom.
     

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