SYMPHONY X guitarist Michael Romeo has commented on the band's participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts are FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Also confirmed for the second stage are DRY KILL LOGIC.
Says Romeo: "Originally, our plans for the summer were to finish writing, and get into the studio to finish the new CD. After we rethought everything, we came to the conclusion that Gigantour was too cool of a thing to pass up.
"We want to give a big thanks to Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] for giving us the opportunity, and a big thumbs up to Mike Portnoy [DREAM THEATER] for putting in a good word for us. Thanks guys; see you on the road!"
Confirmed Gigantour dates so far:
Jul. 21 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Jul. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas and Mack Arena
Jul. 23 - Sacramento, CA - The Cove @ Cal Expo
Jul. 24 - Concord, CA - Chronical Pavillion
Jul. 30 - Tucson, AZ - Casino Anselmo
Aug. 02 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
Aug. 04 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amp
Aug. 06 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Aug. 07 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amp
Aug. 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
Aug. 19 - Portland, ME - Civic Center
Aug. 20 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Amp
Aug. 23 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 24 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 26 - Boston, MA - Bank of American Pavilion
Sep. 02 - Montreal, QUE - Bell Centre
Sep. 03 - Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheatre