Sons of Apollo live at The Forge

Last Sunday evening at The Forge in Joliet, just outside of Chicago Illinois, Sons of Apollo came together for one amazing night. The band, an American-progressive-metal-super-group comprised of veteran musicians joined forces in 2017 as drummer, Mike Portnoy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian from ex-Dream Theater with guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), bassist Billy Sheehan (who you may know from Mr. BigDavid Lee Roth and The Winery Dogs) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto who performed with Journey in 2006-07, Rising ForceTrans-Siberian Orchestra and many more.

The night began with their track “God of The Sun” which blended a middle-Eastern vibe with progressive rock sounds and alluring melodies. Sheehan showcased immeasurable talent with his double-necked bass guitar, a level only matched by the fellow musicians on stage. The evening continued on with a set of original tracks as well as covers from Van HalenQueenDream Theater and more, leading up to an encore filled with the band sharing shots to a rendition of “And the Cradle Will Rock” that could have easily been mistaken as being performed by Eddie Van Halen himself.

Check out photos and the setlist from the evening below!


God Of The Sun
Signs Of The Time
Figaro’s Whore
Divine Addiction
Just Let Me Breathe (Dream Theater cover)

Billy Sheehan bass solo

Lost In Oblivion
The Prophet’s Song / Save Me (Queen cover)
The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini cover)
Opus Maximus

Derek Sherinian keyboard solo

Lines In The Sand (Dream Theater cover)

And The Cradle Will Rock (Van Halen cover)
Coming Home
Happy Trails (Roy Rogers cover)


Sons of Apollo will be embarking on a South American tour before returning to the US in April. Check out details and ticketing information below.

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