Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth has made the following announcement regarding his appearance at the upcoming Guitar Gods tour:
“Official UJR announcement regarding the up-coming US GG-Tour with Yngwie Malmsteen, Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot:
Unfortunately we are forced to cancel my participation in this tour due to unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control. We don’t know why, but work visas got mysteriously delayed for no apparent reason to the point where we were left with no other reasonable choice but to cancel at this late stage. In over 30 years of obtaining US visas this has never happened to me, but I guess there’s always a first.
I would have loved to play for the North-American audience on this tour, like so many times before, but I’m sure my three guitar-playing friends will be just fine without me and will more than make up for it with their considerable skills. I’m wishing them best luck and lots of inspiration!!!”
The show dates are as follows:
Thu 06/12/14 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
Fri 06/13/14 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Sat 06/14/14 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sun 06/15/14 Akron, NY Concert Cove Amphitheater at Brauns Bar
Tue 06/17/14 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
Wed 06/18/14 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theater
Fri 06/20/14 Saint Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
Sat 06/21/14 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sun 06/22/14 Joliet, IL Mojoes
Mon 06/23/14 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
Thu 06/26/14 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Fri 06/27/14 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sat 06/28/14 Richmond, BC River Rock Casino Resort
Wed 07/02/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Thu 07/03/14 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Fri 07/04/14 San Jose, CA Milano Events Center
Sat 07/05/14 Ramona, CA Ramona Rodeo Grounds
Mon 07/07/14 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Tue 07/08/14 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Thu 07/10/14 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Swedish guitar hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will be headlining the Guitar Gods 2014 tour set to run June/July in North America. Joining Malmsteen on all shows will be RON “BUMBLEFOOT” THAL (GUNS N’ ROSES), ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS) and GARY HOEY. Check out the first confirmed dates below:
A press release reads: “Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the most technically accomplished guitarists of all time, rewriting the book on hard rock/heavy metal guitar. In addition to countless awards from music and instrument specific publications, none other than TIME Magazine hailed him as one of the ten greatest electric guitarists.
2013 was a banner year for Malmsteen, as he released his bestselling autobiography Relentless which coincided with a wildly successful tour that played to full houses all over the world. The only way he could top that in 2014 was to hand pick an all-star lineup of Guitar Gods to share the stage with him on a magical full North American tour.”
13 – Paramount Theatre – Huntington, NY
14 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
17 – Bergen Performing Arts Center- Englewood, NJ
20 – Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL
21 – Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
26 – Showbox Theatre – Seattle, WA
27 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
3 – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA
8 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Eddietrunk.com have revealed details about this years Guitar Gods tour featuring Swedish virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen:
Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the most technically accomplished guitarists of all time, rewriting the book on hard rock/heavy metal guitar. In addition to countless awards from music and instrument specific publications, none other than TIME Magazine hailed him as one of the ten greatest electric guitarists.
2013 was a banner year for Malmsteen, as he released his bestselling autobiography ‘Relentless’ which coincided with a wildly successful tour that played to full houses all over the world. The only way he could top that in 2014 was to hand pick an all-star lineup of Guitar Gods to share the stage with him on a magical full North American tour.
“Fans can expect the unexpected,” Malmsteen said regarding his live shows. “I raise the bar with every performance I do and this tour will be no different.”
Held in the highest regard in his own right, Uli Jon Roth brings the very special 40th Anniversary Scorpions set that has been playing to frenzied audiences in Europe to North America, embracing his storied history with the band and digging deep into their catalog for this tour.
Acclaimed for his accomplishments for perfecting his playing in multiple genres (rock, blues, surf) and respected by both fans and peers alike, Gary Hoey performs his radio hits such as the Billboard Top 5 smash Hocus Pocus along with other favorites.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumbleoot (as seen in the just released DVD ‘Appetite for Democracy’ which documents the bands Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel residency) embarks on his first solo tour, playing songs from his entire critically praised recorded history.
Tour to take place from June-July. Exact dates TBA.