Derek celebrates his 10th year as Billy Idol’s keyboardist. Tour dates below:
BILLY IDOL TOUR DATES SUMMER 2012
Tue 6/26Arena: Moscow, Russia Fri 6/29Peace and Love Festival: Borlange, Sweden Sat 6/30Holmenkollen Sommerfestival: Oslo, Norway Mon 7/02Musikhuset Posten: Odense, Denmark Wed 7/04Tollwood Festival: Munich, Germany Fri 7/06Moon and Stars Festival: Locarno, Switzerland Sat 7/07Villa Contarini: Padova, Italy Sun 7/08Porsche Arena: Stuttgart, Germany Tue 7/10Stadtpark: Hamburg, Germany Wed 7/11Zitadelle: Berlin, Germany Fri 7/13Glam Rock Festival: Linz, Austria Sat 7/14Forestglade Festival: Weisen, Austria Fri 7/20Marés Vivas Festival: Oporto, Portugal Sat 7/21Bikers Festival: Faro, Portugal
Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) will join forces this fall, embarking on an extended tour of Europe and Asia. The virtuoso band will play an all-instrumental set consisting of material from each of their solo records and their previous collaborations as well as classic instrumental covers and extended solo spots.
Portnoy formed the lineup to perfom at two drum events at the NAMM show last January (footage below). Due to overwhelming response, that band has decided to take their show on the road.
“I am looking forward to touring with Tony and the guys this fall, it really is a monstrous lineup.” says Sherinian.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 17 – [to be announced] – Opole, Poland
Oct. 18 – [to be announced] – Wroclaw, Poland
Oct. 20 – Jukebox Club – Bucarest, Romania
Oct. 21 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Holland
Oct. 25 – Reading 3 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 26 – Bingo Club – Kiev, Ukraine
Oct. 27 – Izvestia Hall – Moscow, Russia
Oct. 28 – Glav Club – St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 31 – [to be announced] – Beijing, China
Nov. 02 – [to be announced] – Shanghai, China
Nov. 04 – [to be announced] – Taipei, Taiwan
Nov. 06 – [to be announced] – Manila, Philippines
Nov. 08 – [to be announced] – Bangkok, Thailand
Nov. 10 – [to be announced] – Fort Gate, Singapore
Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan
The Sabian Live show at NAMM was a lot of fun, it is always great to play with Tony. There was a point where Tony, Virgil and I were standing backstage and it felt weird to me that Planet X was not going to be performing. I am confident that the three of us will eventually make a record and play live again when the time presents itself
Tony will be signing autographs at the Ibanez Booth at the NAMM Show on Friday Jan 20th at 2:00pm with Andy Timmons.
Later that evening Tony will be playing with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Derek Sherinian at SABIAN Live in the Sheraton Park Hotel Ballroom in Anaheim, CA. Doors at 7:00pm. No cover charge.
On Saturday January 21, Tony will be playing with his solo band: Aquiles Priester (drums), Bjorn Englen (bass) and Nili Brosh (guitar) at The Key Club in West Hollywood, CA. Doors at 7:00pm. Tickets on sale here. Also appearing on the bill are Uli Jon Roth (playing a set with Tony’s band), Bruce Kulick, and Richie Kotzen, followed by the NAMM Jam with all players.
On Sunday January 22, Tony, Uli Roth and Richie Kotzen play Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA. Tickets on sale
There are two upcoming gigs with Derek, Tony and Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy, Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian will be headlining SABIAN Live on Friday January 20, 2012 at the Sheraton Park Hotel (next to the Hilton) in Anaheim CA as part of the NAMM Show. Doors open at 7:00pm and admission is free.
Date: Jan 20, 2012
Venue: SABIAN LIVE – Sheraton Park Hotel Ballroom
Happy New Year everyone!
2012 will be another exciting musical year.
Coming up this month:
Guitar Center Drum Off event on Sat Jan 14th at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian & Tony MacAlpine.
Tickets for General Public
Price: $20 (includes service fees)
When: Saturday, January 14th, 6:30pm
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W Olympic Blvd # 335
Los Angeles, CA 90015
I will be appearing at NAMM for signings:
3pm TC Electronic /Hall B booth 5932
4pm PreSonus/ Hall A booth 6900
also I will be performing at the Sheraton Friday Night, I will reveal the lineup soon.