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 today, Alive/Tengo Vida, which includes three versions of the latest single, Alive, from their number one 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’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 English version can be seen below.

The Spanish version can be seen below, as well.

“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 favorite 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.”

In touring news, Sons Of Apollo is set to launch the second leg of their first-ever highly anticipated world tour on April 19th in Montreal, Quebec at the Corona Theatre. The band has now added more shows in Mexico, Japan and Europe, including stops in the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, and Toulouse, France for the Very Prog Festival on October 12th. For more information about tickets and on sale dates, fans should visit

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.

Sons Of Apollo on the road:

4/5 Monterrey, Mexico Escena
4/6 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador
4/8 Santiago, Chile Teatro Teleton
4/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina Groove
4/12 Porto Alegre, Brazil Opinião Bar
4/14 São Paulo, Brazil Tropical Butanta
4/15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Music Hall
4/19 Montreal, QUE. Corona Theatre
4/20 Toronto, ONT. The Opera House
4/21 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
4/22 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
4/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
4/25 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
4/27 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
4/28 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
4/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
4/30 Seattle, WA The Showbox

5/2 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
5/3 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theatre
5/4 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
5/5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
5/7 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
5/8 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
5/9 Houston, TX Scout Bar
5/11 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
5/12 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
5/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
5/15 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
5/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
5/18 New York, NY Playstation Theater
5/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium
5/20 Washington, D.C. The Howard Theatre
5/26 San Juan, PR Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré

6/22 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
6/24 Milan, Italy Teatro Degli Arcimbodi
6/26 Prague, Czech Republic Futurum
6/27 Leipzig, Germany Hellraiser
6/30 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog My Friend

7/1 Maidstone, U.K. Ramblin’ Man Fair
7/2 Motherwell, Scotland Motherwell Concert Hall
7/3 Belfast, Ireland Limelight
7/4 Dublin, Ireland Tivoli Variety Theatre
7/6 Knislinge, Sweden Helgeafestivalen
7/7 Brighton, U.K. The Haunt
7/8 Nottingham, U.K. Rescue Rooms
7/14 Eindhoven, Netherlands Dynamo MetalFest

8/3 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air
8/18 Warsaw, Poland Prog In Park
8/19 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Track

9/10 Osaka, Japan Big Cat
9/11 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
9/12 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
9/15 Raismes, France Raismes Fest
9/19 Moscow, Russia Glavclub
9/22 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Roman Amphitheater* (* A Very Special Evening with Sons Of Apollo and the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony)
9/24 Athens, Greece Fuzz Club
9/26 Tel Aviv, Israel Barby Club
9/30 Glasgow, Scotland The Garage

10/8 Zurich, Switzerland Complex
10/12 Paris, France Elysee Montmartre
10/13 Toulouse, France Very Prog Festival
10/15 Lyon, France Radiant-Bellevue
10/16 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

2 Responses

  1. I am curious to see where this band goes. Very solid debut album, but JSS, with W.E.T. just released “Earthrage,” another great album by them, so he is going to be pulled in many directions this year. And the rest of the guys in Sons, they too have their hands in other projects. Should be interesting.

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