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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – United States Tour 2019 Dates Posted!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From Yngwie Malmsteen facebook:

LATEST Yngwie Malmsteen Tour Dates! AMERICA!!! Are you ready for Yngwie? The latest tour dates have just been announced!

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Stone says: My favorite Yngwie Malmsteen album is Trilogy, released back in 1986 on Polydor Records. Man, have I ever listened to that album over and over! A beyond memorable album for me. Trilogy inspired me through each major art project I had to create and complete on time, while back in college during the latter 80’s. Good times. Aw, hell, that album still inspires me to this day.

The great Mark Boals is the vocalist on Trilogy; along with brothers Jens (keyboards) and Anders Johansson (drums).

For more info on Yngwie Malmsteen:

Official Yngwie Malmsteen

LONG LIVE YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

STONE.

GUS G. – Fearless North America Tour Coming This September!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on June 6, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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Firewind founder, former Ozzy Osbourne axeman and guitar virtuouso GUS G. will be embarking on a North American Tour in support of his newly released studio album: Fearless (AFM Records). Joining GUS G. on this tour are Hard Rock notables Vinnie Vincent and Richie Kotzen. Check the schedule below to see if GUS G. will be shredding in your city!

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Scoutbar+
Sep 14 San Antonio, TX – Rockbox+
Sep 15 Dallas, TX – Trees+
Sep 16 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s+
Sep 18 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live*
Sep 19 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vampd*
Sep 20 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House *
Sep 21 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver *
Sep 23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater*
Sep 24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven*
Sep 26 Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s*
Sep 28 Santa Clarita, CA – Canyon Club*
Sep 29 Agora Hills, CA – Canyon Club *
Sep 30 Pasadena, CA – The Rose*
+ w/ Vinnie Moore
* w/ Richie Kotzen & Vinnie Moore

Tickets & VIP upgrades: www.bandsintown.com/gusg

LONG LIVE GUS G., VINNIE MOORE & RICHIE KOTZEN.

STONE.

JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA Documentary Set to Air on AXS TV – TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

Posted in classic rock, guitarists, Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on February 28, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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GROUNDBREAKING GUITAR VIRTUOSO JOE SATRIANI CONTEMPLATES THE FUTURE OF HIS CAREER IN THE BROADCAST PREMIERE OF THE 2017 DOCUMENTARY JOE SATRIANI: BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10pE/7pP

The Film is Directed by Satriani’s Son, ZZ, and Captures the Rock Legend During the Asian & European Legs of His Acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour”

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Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2018)AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey with one of rock’s greatest guitar gurus in the broadcast premiere of the 2017 documentary Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova airing on Tuesday, March 6, at 10pE/7pP.

Directed by Satriani’s talented filmmaker son, ZZ Satriani, Beyond The Supernova is a deeply personal introspective that captures the legendary virtuoso at a pivotal point as he contemplates the future of his career, 30 years after the release of his groundbreaking multi-platinum masterpiece Surfing With The Alien. Traveling throughout Asia and Europe on his acclaimed “Surfing To Shockwave World Tour,” Satriani reflects on his legacy and plots his next steps, while performing music from his landmark 15TH studio album, Shockwave Supernova, and giving viewers a unique glimpse into the autobiographical elements of the record and its role in helping him determine the creative direction that he is heading towards. In addition to Satriani, Beyond The Supernova features appearances and performances by former Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally, versatile bassist Bryan Beller, and prolific percussionist Marco Minnemann, as well as special cameos by fellow guitar masterminds Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan. The film received high praise from critics and fans when it was highlighted last October at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Encore broadcasts of Joe Satriani: Beyond The Supernova will air immediately following the premiere on March 6 at 12aE/9pP, and again on Sunday, March 11 at 12pE/9aE.

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* Source: MAD Ink PR

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

STONE.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – November UK Tour Dates, Cities And Venues

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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The MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST keeps storming forward and begins 1 of 4 shows in the UK, on November 2nd in London! Check out the tour flyer above for the dates, venues and cities.

Legendary vocalists (and former MSG members) Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley will be performing with the guitar icon, aka Michael Schenker! Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

For more info: Michael Schenker

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LONG LIVE MICHAEL SCHENKER.

STONE.

JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES JOE SATRIANI’S G4 EXPERIENCE 2017: SURFING WITH THE ALIEN 30th ANNIVERSARY

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Metal, rock guitarists, rock music with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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PACKAGES ON-SALE NOW  AT THE G4 EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2016) JOE SATRIANI reveals the details for Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. Packages are available at the camp’s official site starting today— http://g4experience.com/

For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI’s seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien – one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record’s 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.

SATRIANI will be joined by longtime co-conspirator and Surfing with the Alien co-producer John Cuniberti in addition to other special guests. His original live band during the record’s tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening’s performances.

About Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary, SATRIANI says, “To this day, every fan conversation ends up referencing Surfing with the Alien. We thought the best way to celebrate its 30th birthday would be to devote the 2017 G4 Experience to all things Surfing. It’s such a special moment for me, and I can’t wait to see everyone there so we can relive this album together and create new memories in the process.”

Sign-up is encouraged immediately as the event will sell out soon!

Source:

MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

STEVE VAI – Is Guitar World September 2016 Cover Feature

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the virtuoso discusses his masterwork and its sophisticated antecedent, the newly released Modern Primitive.

Get your copy today for just $7.99!

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For more info on Steve Vai:

www.vai.com

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LONG LIVE STEVE VAI.

Stone.

JOE SATRIANI – Wraps Up Hugely Successful North American “Surfing To Shockwave” Tour; European Leg Begins June 18th In France

Posted in classic rock, Guitar, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Little Kids Rock Raffle Winners Announced

G4 Experience Taking Place August 8-12 in Long Island, NY

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When you watch Joe Satriani play guitar, at times you think you’re watching someone who could have invented guitar playing. – Washington Life

Joe Satriani spreads the Gospel of Shred. – The (Long Island) Observer

For more than 2 hours, he captivated the audience with his guitar genius and left everyone in awe. – Prog Report

Long before there was a “Guitar Hero” video game, Satriani defined the term. – The New Orleans Advocate

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Los Angeles, CA – Following on the footsteps of the hugely successful North American “Surfing to Shockwave” tour, Joe Satriani announces his upcoming European tour dates beginning June 18th in France. The tour will touch 11 countries in all, including Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland – in just one month of touring. A few of these stops will be G3 dates featuring Satriani joined by Steve Vai and the Aristocrats (see below for details).

The North American leg wrapped up late April in Vancouver after a full-on 2-month tour where the hard-working guitarist hit 48 dates in the U.S. and Canada, many of which were sold-out in advance. The “Surfing to Shockwave” tour is in celebration of the guitar icon’s “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry,” a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. Each night, SATRIANI spotlights music from his first solo album, “Not of this Earth” through his latest release, his 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova”.

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During the tour, concert going fans were able to enter the “Little Kids Rock” raffle with a chance to win a signed JS 20th Anniversary Ibanez guitar. Over 2000 concert fans purchased a tix with the grand prize winners, Brian & Debbie Currier, chosen last month. On June 4th, Brian & Debbie flew to meet Joe and receive the autographed guitar. The funds raised through the raffle will enable Little Kids Rock to bring the transformational gift of music to more than 700 public school children by helping launch Modern Band music programs in schools that may otherwise be in danger of having their music programming eliminated due to budget cuts.

Little Kids Rock provides professional development training to music teachers and donates all of the instruments and curriculum they need to teach their students to play the popular musical styles that they know and love on day one! Little Kids Rock is proud to support music programs across the country, and specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the program was founded and currently impacts the lives of nearly 12,000 K-12 public school students in more than 100 schools.

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In other live appearance news, the previously announced 2016 G4 Experience will take place at the Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island, NY, August 8-12, 2016. Now in its third year, the G4 Experience quite literally brings the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum guitar legend and innovator back home. SATRIANI famously grew up in the Long Island area, even cutting his teeth at venues in the surrounding neighborhoods. One of his very first students was none other than best friend and fellow native Steve Vai. That makes Glen Cove Mansion the ultimate location for the G4 Experience. Once again, SATRIANI attracted some of the instrument’s foremost talents as instructors, including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Alex Skolnick, Mike Keneally, and more.

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This past August, the world-renowned guitarist released his 15th studio album, hitting Satriani’s highest chart debut at #19 on Billboard’s Top 200 Current Albums Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at #3 on the Billboard Rock Chart and ranks as the highest charting all-instrumental rock album on Billboard’s Top 200 in the SoundScan era.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Joe Satriani – European Tour:

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For more information on G4, visit:

www.G4EXPERIENCE.com

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Source: MAD Ink PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE JOE SATRIANI.

Stone.

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