SONS OF APOLLO–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)—released a six-song EP, ‘ALIVE’/’TENGO VIDA’, which includes three versions of the latest single, ‘Alive’, from their #1 debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, as well as three versions of the song in Spanish, ‘Tengo Vida’. It’s available now on all digital outlets worldwide here:

https://soa.lnk.to/AliveTengoVidaEP

Here’s the complete track listing:

Alive – album version

Alive – radio edit

Alive – acoustic version

Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – standard

Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – radio edit

Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – acoustic version

The Vicente Cordero-directed for “Alive” is now available in both versions.

The Spanish version can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HapnyVmGHlk

The original version can be seen here:

“It was discussed we should do a Spanish language version of ‘Alive’ before our first tour in South America and I was excited to make it work,” explains singer Jeff Scott Soto. “I brought in my close friend Alex to help with the translation as well as coach me on my enunciation. I am not fluent in Spanish so it was a difficult process, but it sounds pretty damn cool now that we made it work. I think my favourite part is hearing Bumblefoot singing in Spanish!”

Guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is excited about offering these new versions of “Alive” to their fans. “I love stripping down a song to its simplest form, showing the core of what the song is,” he says. “The acoustic version of ‘Alive’ has that naked vulnerability, and shows what a great lyricist and melody-maker Jeff is.”

As Mike Portnoy declares, “Ever since this lineup assembled to make PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, the thing I’ve been most excited about is anticipating how insane I know this band is going to be on stage. Well, the wait is almost over! Here are the first U.S. dates that will get to witness this ‘five-headed musical spectacle’ live on stage in February. We plan on being on tour all year long, all over the globe, with plenty of dates now being announced for summer festivals throughout Europe, but these are the very first shows that will get to witness this amazing lineup in person for the first time. We can’t wait!”

Released October 20th via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS

You can find the full list of confirmed European dates below. Ticket details & full tour dates (including North America, South America & Japan) available from www.sonsofapollo.com:

22nd June – Hellfest, Clisson, France

23rd June – Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium

24th June – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy

26th June – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic

27th June – Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany

30th June – Be Prog! My Friend, Barcelona, Spain

1st July – Ramblin Man Fair, Maidstone, UK

2nd July – Motherwell Concert Hall, Motherwell, UK

3rd July – Limelight, Belfast, UK

4th July – Tivoli Variety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

7th July – The Haunt, Brighton, UK

8th July – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

14th July – Dynamo Metalfest, Eindhoven, Netherlands

3rd August – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

18th August – Prog in the Park 2018, Warsaw, Poland

19th August – Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary

15th September – Raismes Fest, Raismes, France

19th September – Glavclub, Moscow, Russia

22nd September – Roman Amphitheatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

24th September – Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece

26th September – Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel

30th September – The Garage, Glasgow, UK

8th October – Complex, Zurich, Switzerland

12th October – Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France

13th October – Very Prog Festival, Toulouse, France

15th October – Radiant-Bellvue, Lyon, France

16th October – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France