Sons Of Apollo Announces Worldwide Release Of Special Six-Track EP

Sons Of Apollo Announces Worldwide Release Of Special Six-Track EP

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.

"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 ofMarvel Team-Up that simply cannot be ignored."

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 N*E*R*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 Opinião Bar

Sat 4/14 São 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 Bowl

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, D.C. The Howard Theatre

Sat 5/26 San Juan, PR Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré

Fri 6/22 Clisson, France Hellfest

Sat 6/23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop

Sun 6/24 Milan, Italy Teatro Degli 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, U.K. Ramblin' Man Fair

Mon 7/2 Motherwell, Scotland Motherwell Concert Hall

Tue 7/3 Belfast, Ireland Limelight

Wed 7/4 Dublin, Ireland Tivoli Variety Theatre

Fri 7/6 Knislinge, Sweden Helgeafestivalen

Sat 7/7 Brighton, U.K. The Haunt

Sun 7/8 Nottingham, U.K. Rescue Rooms

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 Montmartre

Sat 10/13 Toulouse, France Very Prog Festival

Mon 10/15 Lyon, France Radiant-Bellevue

Tue 10/16 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

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