May 15, 2005 Symphony X and World Management are happy to announce that the band have been invited to join the Gigantour this summer. The band are excited and eager to get out on the road in continued support of their album The Odyssey. Gigantour is a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts include FEAR FACTORY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Also scheduled to appear on the second stage are DRY KILL LOGIC with more acts to be announced. Michael Romeo had this to add: "Originally, our plans for the summer were to finish writing, and get into the studio to finish the new cd. After we rethought everything, we came to the conclusion that Gigatour was too cool of a thing to pass up. We want to give a big thanks to Dave Mustaine for giving us the opportunity, and a big thumbs up to Mike Portnoy for putting in a good word for us. Thanks guys; see you on the road!" Feel free to participate over in the Gigantour forums (please represent SymX in a responsible and respectable adult manner there): http://forums.gigantour.com/ Note from Jax: please keep all Gigantour discussions in this thread to keep the forum from being cluttered by multiple threads on the same topic. Thanks! Tour dates, current as of July 18 (subject to change): Thu Jul 21 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena Fri Jul 22 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas and Mack Sat Jul 23 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Amphitheatre Sun Jul 24 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Tue Jul 26 - Sacramento, CA - The Cove @ CalExpo Thu Jul 28 - San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre **no SymX/second stage** Fri Jul 29 - Tucson, AZ - Casino Anselmo Sat Jul 30 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Amphitheatre Mon Aug 1 - San Antonio, TX - Lone Star Pavilion **no SymX/second stage** Tue Aug 2 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Live Wed Aug 3 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater Fri Aug 5 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinett Sat Aug 6 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Sun Aug 7 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater Mon Aug 8 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete's Times Forum Wed Aug 10 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater Thu Aug 11 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Coliseum Expo Fri Aug 12 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Sat Aug 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Complex Sun Aug 14 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre Tue Aug 16 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's **no SymX/second stage** Wed Aug 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Chevrolet Amphitheatre Fri Aug 19 - Portland, ME - Civic Center Sat Aug 20 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Sun Aug 21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Tue Aug 23 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Wed Aug 24 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center Fri Aug 26 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion **no SymX/second stage** Sat Aug 27 - Reading, PA - Soverign Center Sun Aug 28 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues Tue Aug 30 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes Amphitheatre Fri Sep 2 - Montreal, QU - Bell Centre Sat Sep 3 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre **SymX's last show on this tour will be Toronto** *Note* No second stage bands will be appearing in San Diego, San Antonio, Cincinnati or Boston, due to space and/or curfew issues, so SymX won't be playing those dates. In addition, Toronto will be the last venue on the tour for SymX, so they won't be appearing on any of the dates after September 3.