Progressive metal titans Sons of Apollo have announced three new UK shows.
The supergroup, consisting of Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto, will play new dates in Brighton and Nottingham in July and Glasgow in September as part of their European touring plans.
Tickets to all shows (except Belfast) are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets right now. Sons of the Apollo play:
Ramblin’ Man Fair – Sun 1st
Motherwell Concert Hall – Mon 2nd
Belfast Limelight – Tue 3rd
Brighton The Haunt – Sat 7th - NEW SHOW
Nottingham Rescue Rooms – Sun 8th – NEW SHOW
Glasgow The Garage – Sun 30th – NEW SHOW
In other Sons of Apollo news, the band have released a six-track EP featuring three versions of their latest single ‘Alive’ – lifted from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ - together with three version of the song in Spanish, ‘Tengo Vida’.
Check out the ‘Tengo Vida’ lyric video 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!”
Reflecting on the acoustic versions of ‘Alive and ‘Tengo Vida’ that appear on the EP, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal says: "I love stripping down a song to its simplest form, showing the core of what the song is.
“The acoustic version of ‘Alive’ has that naked vulnerability, and shows what a great lyricist and melody-maker Jeff is."
The ‘Alive’/’Tengo Vida’ EP track-listing is as follows:
1. Alive – album version
2. Alive - radio edit
3. Alive - acoustic version
4. Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – standard
5. Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – radio edit
6. Tengo Vida (Alive Spanish version) – acoustic version