March 23, 2018 -- 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 #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’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:

The English 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 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."

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY—which called an “impressive debut disc”--debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Heatseeker Albums” chart, as well as #10 on the “Rock Chart,” and #33 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. As Vintage Guitar declares, “This super-duper ensemble is like an old back issue of Marvel Team-Up that simply cannot be ignored.” Order it here:

In touring news, SONS OF APOLLO is set to launch the second leg of their first-ever highly anticipated world tour on April 19 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 12. 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 20 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.

Check out SONS OF APOLLO at any of the following stops:

Thu 4/5 Monterrey, Mexico Escena
Fri 4/6 Mexico City, Mexico Circo Volador
Sun 4/8 Santiago, Chile Teatro Teleton
Tue 4/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina Groove
Thu 4/12 Porto Alegre, Brazil Opiniao Bar
Sat 4/14 Sao Paulo, Brazil Tropical Butanta
Sun 4/15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Music Hall
Thu 4/19 Montreal, QUE Corona Theatre
Fri 4/20 Toronto, ONT The Opera House
Sat 4/21 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Sun 4/22 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
Tue 4/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Wed 4/25 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Fri 4/27 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bow
Sat 4/28 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sun 4/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Mon 4/30 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Wed 5/2 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Thu 5/3 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theatre
Fri 5/4 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Sat 5/5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Mon 5/7 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
Tue 5/8 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
Wed 5/9 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Fri 5/11 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
Sat 5/12 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sun 5/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Tue 5/15 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed 5/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Fri 5/18 New York, NY Playstation Theater
Sat 5/19 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Sun 5/20 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre
Fri 6/22 Clisson, France Hellfest
Sat 6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Teatro Degi Arcimbodi
Tue 6/26 Prague, Czech Republic Futurum
Wed 6/27 Leipzig, Germany Hellraiser
Sat 6/30 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog My Friend
Sun 7/1 Maidstone, England Rambling Man Festival
Mon 7/2 Motherwell, England Motherwell Concert Hall
Tue 7/3 Belfast, England Limelight
Wed 7/4 Dublin, Ireland Tivoli Variety Theatre
Fri 7/6 Knislinge, Sweden Helgeafestivalen
Sun 7/14 Eindhoven, Netherlands Dynamo MetalFest
Fri 8/3 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air
Sat 8/18 Warsaw, Poland Prog In Park
Sun 8/19 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra Track
Mon 9/10 Osaka, Japan Big Cat
Tue 9/11 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
Wed 9/12 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
Sat 9/15 Raismes, France Raismes Fest
Wed 9/19 Moscow, Russia Glavclub
*Sat 9/22 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Roman Amphitheater
Mon 9/24 Athens, Greece Fuzz Club
Wed 9/26 Tel Aviv, Israel Barby Club
Sun 9/30 Glasgow, Scotland The Garage
Mon 10/8 Zurich, Switzerland Complex
Fri 10/12 Paris, France Elysee Monmartre
Sat 10/13 Toulouse, France Very Prog Festival
Mon 10/15 Lyon, France Radiant-Bellevue
Tue 10/16 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

* A Very Special Evening with SONS OF APOLLO and the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony.

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