Written by Alex Stojanovic
SONS OF APOLLO w/ TONY MACALPINE
and MASS EXTINCTION EVENT
@ Mod Club
Toronto, ON, Canada
February 2, 2020
Presented by Collective Concerts
The second day of February at the Mod Club in Toronto was a night chock-full of notes and odd time signatures, guaranteed to make any dedicated musician salivate. Sons Of Apollo, the band featuring Jeff Scott Soto, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, returned to Toronto for the second on February 2nd to play the Mod Club as part of the tour in support of their sophomore album MMXX, which just came out in January. When I arrived at the venue, I could see a huge lineup forming outside the venue. However, what managed to draw more than a few grumbles was the fact that there was a half-an-hour delay from the scheduled door-opening time. The scheduled time was 7 PM, but they ended up opening at 7:30. There was some speculation regarding the reasoning for the delay. I was thinking that because the Mod Club can only fit so many people, and that there was a huge lineup, there was a fire code safety concern.