Derek to tour this summer with Billy Idol

Derek celebrates his 10th year as Billy Idol’s keyboardist. Tour dates below:


Tue 6/26 Arena: Moscow, Russia
Fri 6/29 Peace and Love Festival: Borlange, Sweden
Sat 6/30 Holmenkollen Sommerfestival: Oslo, Norway
Mon 7/02 Musikhuset Posten: Odense, Denmark
Wed 7/04 Tollwood Festival: Munich, Germany
Fri 7/06 Moon and Stars Festival: Locarno, Switzerland
Sat 7/07 Villa Contarini: Padova, Italy
Sun 7/08 Porsche Arena: Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 7/10 Stadtpark: Hamburg, Germany
Wed 7/11 Zitadelle: Berlin, Germany
Fri 7/13 Glam Rock Festival: Linz, Austria
Sat 7/14 Forestglade Festival: Weisen, Austria
Fri 7/20 Marés Vivas Festival: Oporto, Portugal
Sat 7/21 Bikers Festival: Faro, Portugal

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Derek, Tony, Mike and Billy to Tour Europe and Asia

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

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Update on Sabian night

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

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Derek on cover of Musico Pro Magazine

Derek appears on the cover of Musico Pro Magazine

Musico Pro website

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Virgil Donati at Sabian Live

Make sure not to miss this great lineup for Sabian Live with Allan Holdsworth, Dennis Hamm and Jimmy Haslip. 7pm, Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Tony’s NAMM Schedule

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

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Derek’s NAMM appearances

Derek will be appearing at NAMM on Friday, 20th January.

2pm: Nord/Clavia – Hall A, Booth 6464
3pm: TC Electronic – Hall B, Booth 5932
4pm: PreSonus – Hall A, Booth 6900
10pm: Sheraton Hotel

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Two upcoming gigs

There are two upcoming gigs with Derek, Tony and Mike Portnoy

Sabian Live

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
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: SABIAN LIVE – Sheraton Park Hotel Ballroom


Guitar Centre Drum off

GRAND FINALS hosted by Stephen Perkins

Date: Jan 14, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Club Nokia, LA

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Happy new year from Derek

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:
2pm Nord/Clavia
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.


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Derek to play at Guitar Center drum off

Tony and Derek are playing in a supergroup with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan at the Guitar Center drum off.

Visit the official website for more information

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