Sons of Apollo Debuts ‘Desolate July’ Video

Courtesy: InsideOut Music

Sons of Apollo debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Desolate July‘ Friday.  The song is taken from the band’s new album MMXX, which is scheduled for release Jan 17 through InsideOut Music.

The song boasts an arrangement that at points, incorporates elements of Pink Floyd and even Type O Negative with its guitars, vocals and keyboards.  It sounds like an odd combination of elements, but is there nonetheless.  The video opens by noting the song is a tribute to the band members’ friend David Z.

Front man Jeff Scott Soto discussed the tribute in a recent interview.

“From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided me to write the lyrics about our dear friend and colleague, David Z,” he said.  “David was one of the greatest, funniest and kindest humans I have ever known.  he had friendships with most all of us in SOA, but Mike [Portnoy] — SOA drummer — and I were certainly the closest.  I thought it fitting to include this tribute to him from us in this haunting, incredible body of music.”

Portnoy expanded on Soto’s comments with his own statements.

“This video is a great tribute to our dear friend David Z,” he said.  “Jeff and I were particularly close with him and I was honored that Jeff invited me to sing the harmonies with him on the choruses for us to both share our love for our friend that was tragically taken from us way too soon.”

‘Desolate July’ is the third single from SOA’s forthcoming album.  The album has also spawned the singles ‘Fall To Ascend‘ and ‘Goodbye Divinity.’

MMXX will be available as a standard CD, limited edition 2CD set, which features instrumental tracks and a capella excerpts, and as LP/2CD combo pack.  It will also be available on all digital platforms.

Sons of Apollo will launch a tour in support of MMXX later this month in Sacramento, CA.  The tour is scheduled to launch Jan. 23 and to run through Feb. 8 in Englewood, NJ.  After taking some time off, the band will launch the first European leg of its tour on Feb. 29 in Germany.  The European leg of the band’s tour is scheduled to run through March 25 in Budapest, Hungary.  the band’s tour schedule is noted below.


North America 2020
Thu 1/23            Sacramento, CA            Crest Theater
Fri 1/24             Pomona, CA                 The Glass House (
Sat 1/25            Los Angeles, CA           The Roxy (
Sun 1/26           San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore (
Tue 1/28            Salt Lake City, UT          The State Room (
Wed 1/29          Denver, CO                   The Oriental Theater (
Fri 1/31             St. Charles, IL               Arcada Theater (
Sat 2/1              Battle Creek, MI             The Music Factory (
Sun 2/2             Toronto, ONT.               Mod Club (
Mon 2/3            Montreal QUE.              Corona Theater (
Wed 2/5            Boston, MA                  Paradise Rock Club (
Thu 2/6             New York, NY               Gramercy Theater (
Fri 2/7               Jim Thorpe, PA             Penn’s Peak (
Sat 2/8              Englewood, NJ             Bergen PAC (
Europe 2020
Sat 2/29            Germany                                   TBA
Mon 3/2            Drammen, Norway                     Union Scene
Tue 3/3             Gothenburg, Sweden                 Traedgarn
Thu 3/5             Kyiv, Ukraine                             N.A.U Theatre
Sat 3/7              Moscow, Russia                        RED
Sun 3/8             St Petersburg, Russia                Aurora
Tue 3/10            Pratteln, Switzerland                  Z7
Wed 3/11          Milan, Italy                                Live Club
Fri 3/13             Bilbao, Spain                            Santana 27
Sat 3/14            Barcelona, Spain                       Razzmatazz 2
Sun 3/15           Madrid, Spain                           La Riviera
Tue 3/17            France                                      TBA
Wed 3/18          France                                      TBA
Thu 3/19            London, U.K.                            Islington Assembly Hall
Fri 3/20             Eindhoven, Netherlands             Prognosis Festival
Sun 3/22           Show Brno, Czech Republic       Sono
Tue 3/24            Kosice, Slovakia                       Colosseum
Wed 3/25          Budapest, Hungary                    Barba Negra

More information on MMXX and the band’s tour in support of the album is available online now along with all of Sons of Apollo’s latest news and more at:









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