Billy Sheehan's crew of virtuoso musicians hit the road with new music

Former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) return with MMXX, produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian). Pre-orders for all formats will be available starting November 15, which will include an instant download of the album’s first single, “Goodbye Divinity,” on iTunes and Amazon.

A teaser trailer was released on Inside Out’s official YouTube page here.

“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”

The album title was inspired by a simple chronological fact. “This will be released in mid-January 2020,” says Portnoy. “That means it will be one of the first releases in what is a new decade. So I came up with the idea of calling it '2020,’ except having it written in the Latin form of 'MMXX'.” 

In touring news, the band’s headlining MMXX World Tour will launch January 24 in Pomona, CA and will take them around the world throughout the new year. Tickets are on sale now.

Here’s the track listing for the new album:

1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16)

2. Wither To Black (4:48)

3. Asphyxiation (5:09)

4. Desolate July (6:11)

5. King Of Delusion (8:49)

6. Fall To Ascend (5:07)

7. Resurrection Day (5:51)

8. New World Today (16:38)

Tour dates and ticket links:

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 (

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