By Thom Jennings 

GuitarGodsPosterPostYngwie Malmsteen has assembled an impressive group of players for his inaugural Guitar Gods festival tour. The tour features neo-classical metal pioneer and early Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey who scored a hit with his remake of “Hocus Pocus” in the 1990’s and current Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

April Malmsteen,Yngwie’s wife and manager, is producing the show and she has promised that the show “will bring tremendous value and enjoyment to not only the guitar and heavy metal enthusiast, but also to anyone who loves music.” Guitar Center is also partnering with Malmsteen in presenting the tour.

Malmsteen will headline each evening’s festivities, a show that is scheduled to run over six hours long and feature surprise guests along the way. The tour kicks off in mid-June with a couple of east coast dates before heading to the wrapping up on the west coast in July (check out the full itinerary listed below).

If you have not witnessed Malmsteen’s guitar pyrotechnics, you will not want to miss this show. Malmsteen is considered by many people in the music industry as the greatest guitarist to emerge from the 1980’s. His debut, Rising Force was released in 1985 and still stands the test of time as the quintessential shred album.

Malmsteen continues to record, and in 2012 released his 19th studio album, Spellbound on his label Rising Force Records.  Last year Malmsteen released his autobiography, Relentless: The Memoir.

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 JUNE

13        Huntington, NY          Paramount Theatre

14        Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom

17        Englewood, NJ            Bergen Performing Arts Center

20        St. Charles, IL             Arcada Theatre

21        Toronto, ON                Phoenix Theatre

26        Seattle, WA                  Showbox Theatre

27        Portland, OR               Roseland Theater

JULY

 3         Beverly Hills, CA        Saban Theatre

 8         Tucson, AZ                  Rialto Theatre

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