In a recent interview with the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, SYMPHONY X’s founding member & guitar virtuoso Michael Romeo shared his background about playing clarinet as a child, taking piano lessons at age 10, and discovering this passion for electric guitar while in his teens which led him to a career in music.

“You write something one day and then you come back a couple months later after you’re done touring and you listen to it and you’re like, `Man, oh no, it’s not as good as I remember,’” shares Romeo, modestly.  After eighteen years of SYMPHONY X’s longevity, he admits: “I love music and I still love doing it, the whole creative thing.”

Read the entire interview here.

SYMPHONY X are currently on a co-headlining tour with ICED EARTH and openers Warbringer.  Remaining dates for this 2012 trek are:

02/18/12   Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

02/20/12   House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

02/21/12   The Grove – Anaheim, CA

02/22/12   House of Blues – San Diego

02/24/12   The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

02/25/12   Summit – Denver, CO

02/26/12   Midland Theater – Kansas City, MO

02/27/12   Trees – Dallas, TX

02/28/12   Emo’s East – Austin, TX

02/29/12   House of Blues – Houston, TX

03/02/12   Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL

03/03/12   House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

03/05/12   Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC

03/06/12   The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

03/07/12   Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

03/09/12   The Palladium – Worcester, MA

03/10/12   Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

03/11/12   Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY


Tickets are available online at and


SYMPHONY X’s innovative mixture of heavy metal and progressive rock have made them a favored staple among prog metal fans for almost 20 years. Iconoclast, the band’s eighth studio album, debuted at #76 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. and at #105 on the Canadian Soundscan Top 200 chart last June.


View the official fan-created video for the SYMPHONY X track “Electric Messiah” – off the band’s latest album Iconoclast.


Visit SYMPHONY X online at,, and




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