Jeff Scott Soto And Terry Ilous Team Up For European Acoustic Tour

Jeff Scott Soto And Terry Ilous Team Up For European Acoustic Tour

December 8, 2014

Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Journey, Soto) and Terry Ilous (Great White, XYZ) will embark on a European acoustic tour in February, 2015.

Together they will share the stage with one another performing songs throughout their illustrious careers. Joining them will be Spanish guitarist Jorge Salan. VIP fan packages will be announced in the near future and made available via,, and

Says Jeff Scott Soto, “I am looking forward to hitting Europe with my good friend Terry Ilous who is one of the premier singers in rock and someone I truly admire. Along with my longtime guitarist Jorge Salan, we will be doing a selection of songs from our careers and some special items chosen just for this occasion! Come out and sing along with us, it will be a magical night, stripped down, raw and alive!”

“Playing in Europe is always a homecoming for me, being that I was born and raised there,” continues Ilous. “I am very excited about touring with Jeff Scott Soto whom I consider to be one of the best rock singers around. I’ll be performing songs from XYZ, Great White, and a few other gems together with Jeff and guitar virtuoso Jorge Salan. Looking forward to seeing all our fans in what will be a very intimate and special acoustic performance.”

Jeff Scott Soto’s new band Soto will release their debut album ‘Inside The Vertigo’ on January 30th, 2015 through earMUSIC. A neurotic blend of power metal, prog, groove-laden huge guitars, hooks and production, Soto is a contender in today’s modern rock arena while capturing the essence of strong songwriting simultaneously.

Jeff Scott Soto explains, “I’ve been in the game for a long time but my roots started more on the heavier side of the tracks, I thought it was about time I came home to visit the family and stick around for a while.”

The band is comprised of Soto’s most current solo band, who he insisted on making this musical merge with him. Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keys, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums). Soto adds, “These guys come from different parts of the world and bring their own influence to make this band very special. From the US to Europe to South America, we have an exciting mix of style and prestige that keeps us all on our toes.”

“The past 5 or more years have propelled me a plethora of anger and frustration, I’m actually quite pissed off about a lot of things, Soto is my outlet to release some of this pent up emotion,” the singer continues. “We realize there are a lot of folks young and old who may be sharing these thoughts so this is especially for them too. We’re not reinventing the wheel here, we’re just creating an outlet for where our hearts are both musically and mentally… I’m just not in a ‘touch your golden hair’ mood right now!”

Produced by Jeff Scott Soto, the album features tracks co-written with his bandmates as well as a of his famous friends/colleagues. Collaborators include guitarists Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne), Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob) and Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger, TSO), all of whom perform on their penned tracks for the album. Others appearing as guests/co-writers are Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Connor Engstrom, Tony Dickinson, Leo Mancini, Hugo Mariutti and Gary Schutt.

The album was recorded during the latter months of 2013 and mixed/mastered in Boston by Soto’s long time engineer and friend John Ellis. “Everyone from John to my amazing co-writers to some of my bandmates, especially Edu who was extremely instrumental on helping me stay on course musically, get overall credit for creating this album,” exclaims Soto. “I oversaw it as a whole knowing the vision I wanted to capture but I truly had a lot of help from my bros that appear on this masterpiece!”

Jeff Scott Soto and Terry Ilous tour dates:
2/12 Madrid, Spain – Caracol
2/13 Barcelona, Spain – Monasterio
2/14 Nantes, France – Le Ferrailleur
2/15 Grenoble, France – l’Amperage
2/17 Paris, France – Le Forum
2/19 Oostende, Belgium – Bada Bing
2/20 Weert, Netherlands – De Bosuil
2/21 Deinze, Belgium – Elpee
2/22 Beerse, Belgium – Beatnik Club
2/24 Milan, Italy – Blue Rose Saloon
2/25 Uster, Switzerland – StarClub Uster
2/26 Innsbruck, Austria – Ha-Ly Bar
2/27 Nurnberg, Germany – Rockfabrik
2/28 Lichtenfels, Germany – Paunchy Cats

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