MTS Management Group has issued as follows:
Metal guitarist extraordinaire and Rock ‘n’ Growl recording artist Xander Demos has announced that he will be opening for two upcoming metal shows at Dead Horse Cantina in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. On Thanksgiving Eve, November 21, Xander and his band, consisting of Jeff Anzelone (drums,) Adam Heusey (keyboards,) Mario Brescia (Lead Vocals,) and Christopher Free (bass,) will be opening for Dio Disciples. Tickets are $20, and they will be available in advance, from Xander and his band members, or by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, on December 30th, Xander Demos Band will open for original Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di’anno. Tickets are only $15, and they will also be available in the same manner. Dead Horse Cantina is located at 704 Thompson Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. Their phone number is (412) 973-3295.
Dio Disciples is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio, featuring former members of Dio. The current lineup features Oni Logan (Lynch Mob) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) on vocals, Bjorn Anglund (Yngwie Malmsteen,) Craig Goldy (Dio,) Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven and Hell) and Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO.) This is the second time that Xander will open for Dio Disciples. He opened for them last November at Altar Bar, also in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit RonnieJamesDio.com.
Paul Di’anno is an English singer best known as the first vocalist to record with the iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981. In his post-Maiden career, Di’Anno has issued numerous albums over the years, as both a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Di’Anno’s Battlezone, Praying Mantis, and Killers. For more information, visit PaulDianno.com.
Xander Demos is a Pittsburgh-based metal guitarist, whose debut album, Guitarcadia was released digitally by Rock ‘N’ Growl Records in August. The Cj Snare (Firehouse) mixed album has received international critical acclaim as one of the best solo guitar releases of the year. McNaught Guitars issued the first Xander Demos Signature Model guitar (XD727) in 2012. Xander is also a member of James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath (east coast US chapter.) For more information, visit XanderDemos.com.