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happy holidays everyone!
The Aristocrats debut new
material live - late Jan. in SoCal


Beller on Twitter

So, we might launch the Aristocrats' Culture Clash Live/Secret Show: Live In Osaka presale on Sunday. Just sayin. http://t.co/zNcWvPGPi0 -BB
– about 19 hours ago.


Big News in new BellerBytes: 2 new Aristocrats live releases due in Jan, artwork + trax & more info (& 1 pretty pic): http://t.co/UL148Gh3jB
– 13 days ago.


MT @acratsband: HERE WE GO “Culture Clash Live” Drops On 1/20 + “Secret Show: Live In Osaka” full news @ our website! http://t.co/9c7c6Y8tTr
– 13 days ago.


MT @acratsband: BIG announcement coming 2morrow. Keep an eye out on our social media. Can you guess what it could be? http://t.co/XudrY2V1jW
– 14 days ago.


Killer hang! MT @MIHollywood: Deepest thx 2 @GallienKrueger, @MikeLullCG and @d'@DaddarioandCo for an amazing clinic! http://t.co/nzS9z1lrHT
– 14 days ago.


Plus bass face. MT @MIHollywood: A @GallienKrueger #giveaway & @bryanbeller #clinic all in 1 day? We must be #crazy! http://t.co/UWmef4J2kH
– 16 days ago.


@AlexMendu No one - and I mean NO ONE - wants that thing done more than I do. Finishing touches being applied literally right now.
– 20 days ago.


On that @chickenfootjoe YT vid the other day, where @MikeKeneally 's keyboard was saved from disaster: correct link! http://t.co/ZmpqktIY3U
– 20 days ago.


@rsspyder556 hmmm. not sure what happened there. here it is: http://t.co/4FiIFM5Brc
– 20 days ago.


@jennifergracen Aw, you too! I know it's an interesting time of year, especially for you this time around. Sending hugs!
– 21 days ago.


Here's the M.I. clinic flyer. Note the sponsors @GallienKrueger @MikeLullCG, and @daddarioandco. They all rock. http://t.co/cYPs2QFQ7V
– 21 days ago.


I can get two non-student people in on the guest list. All you have to do is say you want to go and you're in. Go!
– 21 days ago.


Well, if you live in L.A., I finally got something for ya. I'm doing a clinic at M.I. on 12/4 at 2pm, and it's for students only. But...
– 21 days ago.


To my awsum followers: Maybe you've been wondering, why am I following this guy? What do I get out of it? Sometimes I wonder the same thing.
– 21 days ago.


Cape not included :-) RT @joewheelsmusic: Watch bassist @bryanbeller rescue this performance from potential disaster http://t.co/Yv4nCmNIt2…
– 21 days ago.


@JohanssonShreds Ah. The Darkglass Vintage Deluxe. The left board only has the original Vintage pedal (leftmost board, upper right pedal).
– 24 days ago.


@kucharo must have bass wah.
– 25 days ago.


@JohanssonShreds no, it's there - on the right side of the right split board.
– 25 days ago.


Project Duplicate Pedalboard: Complete. The two little ones on the left equal the big one on the… http://t.co/Gzl4jBLIBQ
– 25 days ago.


@nancyrosep @therealmbeller I did meet Frank 3x and even spoke to him 1x, but only played with Dweezil. Still, they started my career!
– 26 days ago.


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New Aristocrats Live Albums Dropping Soon…And I’m Finally HOME

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I can’t believe it – after nearly 18 straight months of Aristocrats and Joe Satriani touring I’m finally HOME. And when I say home, I mean at least four months in a row with only short trips in the U.S. here and there. It’s been about 7 years since the last time that happened. Australia and New Zealand (and Asia and Europe and South America and North America!) were all wonderful, AND I’m so glad to be back.

My last post had a bunch of little details about upcoming shows, which you can see here on the website calendar page, but this one is about one big thing – the breaking news about The Aristocrats’ live album Culture Clash Live. I’m going to just copy the text from The Aristocrats website below here, because it’s already got all of the details and I’m feeling a little lazy…

…but I wanted to at least personalize this by saying THANK YOU to everyone who made the incredible last 18 months of my life possible. I’m grateful beyond words. I’m now resting and recovering in my new home in the mountains north of Los Angeles, and I thought I’d share the view and wish everybody a healthy, happy and peaceful holiday season as we round into mid-December.

And now, without further adieu, I present, The Big Aristocratic News.

Happy merry everything,
Bryan Beller

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Dear Aristocratic Faithful-

We’ve been working on this for nearly six months, and everyone has waited long enough, so we are proud to announce, finally, the following news:

Culture Clash Live – a sprawling, professionally-recorded CD/DVD two-disc compilation taken from 6 shows in 5 countries on 3 continents - will be released on January 20, 2015

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Secret Show: Live In Osaka, a 2CD limited-release that serves as the tour’s “official bootleg”, will come out on the same day – the first 1,000 will be signed by the band

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Culture Clash Live physical units will be available at our webstore and eventually major e-tailers, and the audio CD will be available digitally at our webstore and on iTunes, etc. A digital version of the DVD will be available via Littlecast (details forthcoming).

Secret Show: Live in Osaka will be available exclusively at our webstore and live merchandise tables

* Both items will go on presale in early January, exact date TBA

We’ve got a lot going on right now – the live releases, the 4-show residency at Alvas Showroom in late January, the recording of our next studio album…and all of the details can be found in the press release which we’re simply going to post below.

We know you waited a long time for this, and we’re proud to finally have it done and nearly ready for you to check out. Preview videos will come soon. In the meantime, read and enjoy. :-)

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THE ARISTOCRATS –
FEATURING GUTHRIE GOVAN, BRYAN BELLER AND MARCO MINNEMANN -
TO RELEASE CULTURE CLASH LIVE CD/DVD ON 01/20/2015

Also to be released: SECRET SHOW: LIVE IN OSAKA  – limited-edition 2CD live disc, completely raw and unedited from the very special last night of the Asia tour

An intimate-venue Los Angeles residency and tracking of new studio album to immediately follow, at world-famous Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA

The rock/fusion power trio supergroup The Aristocrats – featuring Guthrie Govan on guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums – will release the live CD/DVD Culture Clash Live, on January 20th 2015. Captured in six different locations in five countries on three different continents during the band’s 100+ show Culture Clash World Tour, it showcases The Aristocrats in full flight: Virtuosic, melodic, spontaneous, outrageous, and still having more fun than any group of world touring muzos has any right to have.

Culture Clash Live will be released on the band’s label, BOING Music, and available physically as a CD/DVD package containing 8 audio tracks on the CD and 9 cuts on the DVD. Only three tracks are the same performance on both CD and DVD – all others are unique, giving fans a chance to hear how the songs evolved while on tour. DVD bonus features include: a look behind the scenes at the video setup in Tokyo; an extra drum solo shot with 20 cameras; and demos from the Culture Clash album.

Physical units will first be sold through the band’s webstore at http://thearistocrats.spinshop.com. The digital audio-only will be available through iTunes and other major e-tailers. New for this release: Digital-only versions of the DVD will be available through LittleCast.

As if that’s not enough, the band is also releasing a 2CD set called Secret Show: Live In Osaka, which shows The Aristocrats at the peak of their live prowess: Equal parts raw, funny, bracing…and with no editing in any of the performances comprising the two-disc set. The band didn’t even know they were being recorded until after the show, when they were presented with a live-to-two-track recording by the soundman. The first 1,000 units of Secret Show will be signed by the band, and the limited release will only be available at the band’s website and live merch tables.

Each band member had unique thoughts on the tour, which ended up in the liner notes for the package. Some highlights:

“Every time we play a song live, it seems to evolve slightly,” says Govan. “However hard we might try to capture definitive versions in the studio, the true nature of any given composition inevitably reveals itself during the subsequent touring process, mutating incrementally from one night to the next as we do our best to maintain the element of spontaneity and encourage the occurrence of little musical ‘accidents.’”

While the music evolved and the audiences made each show unforgettable, the live recording process was anything but smooth. “The panoply of technical pitfalls that ensued reached a certain comic level of absurdity,” Beller remembers. “The crowds were unremittingly awesome, only to be rivaled in ferocity by the gremlins in each location.” So the project became a Frank Zappa-style live compilation by necessity, which gave it a rollicking international flavor – a culture clash after all.

Drummer Marco Minnemann put it all in perspective. “I remembered sitting in a van on our ride to one of our shows, listening to one of the songs – which I usually avoid, because it’s sort of like looking in the mirror trying to fix your hair or something – saying out loud, ‘Hey, we’re actually not that bad!’ You sometimes just gotta let go and enjoy the real-time moments without questioning them.”

To top it all off, the band is slotted to play a four-show residency at Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA in late January 2015 to work out new material…and then just two days later, they go back into the studio to make their highly anticipated third studio album at world-famous Sunset Sound, where Van Halen (1), Led Zeppelin IV, and Rage Against The Machine’s The Battle Of Los Angeles were tracked, among hundreds of others. The Aristocratic musical mayhem continues…with a tentative release scheduled for July of 2015.

The members of The Aristocrats first performed together as a trio at the Anaheim Bass Bash during the winter NAMM show in 2011. After a huge response from fans for the trio to become permanent, the band (named after the infamous dirty joke of the same name) quickly recorded their first album The Aristocrats in 2011, to instant wide acclaim. The band released a live album, Boing, We’ll Do It Live! in 2012, followed by their breakthrough second studio album Culture Clash, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart in July of 2013 (we know: jazz…?). Guitarist Guthrie Govan has been featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine and is known for his solo album Erotic Cakes, as well as recent touring work with Steven Wilson, and performing with the band Asia/GPS from 2001-2006. Bassist/solo artist Bryan Beller graced the cover of Bass Player Magazine in late 2012, and is recognized from his work with DethklokSteve VaiJoe Satriani, and Mike Keneally. Drummer Marco Minnemann is a multi-instrumentalist and prolific solo artist/composer, was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer, and is known for his live work with Necrophagist, Kreator, Adrian Belew, UKZ, and Steven Wilson – as well as his Telly Award-winning DVD Extreme Drumming.

Culture Clash Live CD Track Listing

  1. Sweaty Knockers (Whittier, CA, USA)
  2. Ohhhh Noooo (Whittier, CA, USA)
  3. Get It Like That (Whittier, CA, USA)
  4. Culture Clash (Whittier, CA, USA)
  5. Gaping Head Wound (Whittier, CA)
  6. Louisville Stomp (Manchester, UK)
  7. Desert Tornado (Bangkok, THAILAND)
  8. Living The Dream (Zoetermeer, NL)

Culture Clash Live DVD Track Listing

  1. Furtive Jack (Tokyo, JAPAN)
  2. Ohhhh Noooo (Bangkok, THAILAND)
  3. Lousville Stomp (Manchester, UK)
  4. Get It Like That (Tokyo, JAPAN)
  5. Culture Clash (Bangkok, THAILAND)
  6. Blues Fuckers (Mexico City, MX)
  7. Gaping Head Wound (Mexico City, MX)
  8. Desert Tornado (Bangkok, THAILAND)
  9. Living The Dream (Zoetermeer, NL)

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Down Under With Satriani, Then Homeward Bound

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Greetings from down under! I’ve been waiting 43 years to say that, and now that I’m in New Zealand touring with Joe Satriani, I finally can. It’s beautiful here, and word on the street is that Australia is pretty nice too. Just in case you didn’t know about this and you live nearby, these are the absolutely final dates of the Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum World Tour:

Nov 1 – ASB Theatre – Auckland, NZ
Nov 2 – Opera House – Wellington, NZ
Nov 4 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AU
Nov 6 – State Theatre – Sydney, AU
Nov 8 – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, AU
Nov 9 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide, AU
Nov 11 – Astor Theatre – Perth, AU
Nov 13 – The Star Theatre – SINGAPORE

What a wild and wonderful ride it’s been with Team Satch over the past year and a half. I can’t thank Joe and his crew enough for being so welcoming and generous to me all this time. I’ve been grateful for every second, and hopefully there’s more to come.

In my “spare” time I’ve been helping to put the finishing touches on the epic 2 (or 3?) disc set Culture Clash Live, which features live Aristocrats performances from literally all over the world – USA, Mexico, Europe, Asia. It’s been a huge thing to corral but I’m beyond psyched at the near-final results here. Look for an announcement on that in the coming weeks (not months).

Meanwhile, if you live in Southern California and want to see some musicians play music as musically as music can be played, you may want to check my website calendar. I’ll be sitting in with a new project called NIGHT GALLERY, with Joe Travers on drums, Mike Keneally and Marc Bonilla on guitar, and Jonathan Silverman on keys (plus another bassist playing the material I’m too lazy to learn). It’s at The Baked Potato and the first show is already sold out! I’ll also be sitting in for a tune at the Potato with guitarist Nili Brosh (whose new album A Matter Of Perception I’m on for four tunes, in a rhythm section with frightening drummer Virgil Donati). As if that’s not enough Potato-osity, I’ll be back there on January 21, 2015 with Keneally and Joe Travers for a throwback Mike Keneally trio gig. That should be fun.

Plus, The Aristocrats will be doing their first-ever residency in late January at Alvas Showroom, our “home away from home” venue in Southern California. The purpose is to work up and debut a whole album’s worth of brand new material, so we can go into the studio the following week and track it while it’s hot. I’m also excited about the studio in which we’re doing it: Sunset Sound, where Led Zeppelin IV, Van Halen’s first five albums, and Rage Against The Machine’s “Battle Of Los Angeles” were all recorded, as well as a million other hit records. That gets me all worked up, I have to say.

Here’s the calendar summary, aside from the current Satch Down Under run:

December 10 & 11
Bryan Beller sits in
at The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd West.
Studio City, CA 91604
Tuesday, December 10: with Nili Brosh
Thursday, December 11: with NIGHT GALLERY
* (Joe Travers, Mike Keneally & Marc Bonilla)
Check the Baked Potato website for ticket and schedule details

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
with Mike Keneally
(original trio lineup! Keneally, Beller, and Joe Travers on drums)
at The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd West.
Studio City, CA 91604

Check the Baked Potato website for ticket and schedule details

The Aristocrats
Four-Night Residency
At Alvas Showroom
1417 W 8th St
San Pedro, CA 90732
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:00pm - Click For Tickets
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00pm - Click For Tickets
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30pm - Click For Tickets
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5pm - Click For Tickets

Oh, and then there’s this thing.

June 28-July 2, 2015
THE G4 EXPERIENCE
Joe Satriani, Animals As Leaders,
The Aristocrats and Mike Keneally
(a weeklong intructional retreat – click link above for details)

That should be something, eh? :-)

That’s it for now. Jet lag will permit me no further typing.

Waving hi/bye from Auckland,
Bryan Beller

The Aristocrats’ January 2015 Residency At Alvas Showroom…And Way Too Many Other Things

Friday, September 19, 2014

I write to you from Los Angeles Airport, about to leave for my first ever tour of South America with Joe Satriani. To say I’m excited would be an understatement! Here’s the dates, and then I’ll share some hot news from Aristocrats World.

Joe Satriani “Unstoppable Momentum”
World Tour 2014 – Mexico/South America Leg
(Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)

(For full details and ticket purchase links, please visit Joe Satriani’s official tours page)

Sep 20 – Metropolitan Theatre – Mexico City, MX
Sep 23 – Parque Salitre Magico – Bogota, CO
Sep 25 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, CL
Sep 27 & 28 – Gran Rex Theatre – Buenos Aires, AR
Oct 01 – Citi Bank Hall – Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 03 – Net Live Brasilia – Brasilia, BR

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Now, as promised…The Aristocrats are proud to announce our first-ever residency, at one of our favorite venues: Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA.

The four shows will take place the week after the January 2015 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. And it’s a special occasion, because we’ll be debuting material from our upcoming third studio album, which we’re going to record right after this residency is over. So we’ll be working through these songs for the first time live, and the idea is that we’ll carry that live energy into the studio with us.

Even though we’re doing four shows, seats are still limited (Alvas capacity is about 80), so if you’re thinking of attending, we strongly recommend advance purchase through the Alvas website, at the links below:

THE ARISTOCRATS
FOUR-NIGHT RESIDENCY AT ALVAS SHOWROOM
SAN PEDRO, CA, USA

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:00pm
http://alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=693143

Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00pm
http://alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=693144

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30pm
http://alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=693145

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5pm
http://alvasshowroom.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=693146

Hope to see you there. Should be fun. :-)

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What else?

* I’ve got more Satriani dates (Australia/New Zealand/Singapore) and a very special Dethklok date up at my calendar page, if you want details on that.

* The Aristocrats Culture Clash World Tour may be over (and it was amazing – THANK YOU to our fans worldwide who made it such a success!), but the music lives on…in the form of full transcriptions and no-bass mix packages available at Jam Track Central. The guitar packages have been up for a while, but the bass and drums full transcriptions/backing tracks packages posted only recently. Word is that guitarists are more interested in this kind of stuff than bassists are. That’s what the company tells me, anyway. I say to that, poppycock! Hey bassists: Don’t let those skinny-string people hold that rep over you. You know what to do to fix this situation, right? (Yeah, I’ve been working on that sales pitch for a while now.)

* I’ll be recording more educational material for Jamplay.com in the coming months. Has anyone out there checked out that site, or my lessons there? If so, were they cool or did you pass out from boredom? Market research, yo.

* My friends at Gallien-Krueger just posted a video of me playing along to The Aristocrats’ “Living The Dream” in front of a gigantic wall of their gear. I really heart my GK rig. Especially the MB Fusion super-portable amp. Did you know that I’ve been using that as the preamp for all of my Satrani touring? Also, I carried one of those little guys all over Asia with The Aristocrats just now. No matter what other backline showed up, I could use that thing and my sound was totally there. It’s awesome.

I can’t keep track of this stuff anymore. I’ve been deep in mixing on the upcoming Aristocrats album Culture Clash Live, which will be an epic release once it’s done. And I have to fly now.

Whoosh,
BB

Aristocrats “Culture Clash” World Tour Done – Now Off To South America

Monday, September 8, 2014

Well, That Is That. After 15 months and over 100 shows around the world, the Aristocrats’ “Culture Clash” World Tour is now in the books. T H A N K Y O U to everyone all over the world who came out to see us play way too many notes and make funny noises with toy animals and smartphone synth apps. BOING, we’ll do it again…sometime next year.

Here’s an amazing photo essay from The Aristocrats’ gig in Vietnam, which somehow symbolizes the amazingness and improbability of it all.

I now get 9 days at home before leaving for South America with Joe Satriani. It will be my very first trip there and it’s long overdue. Check out the dates on the calendar page. You’ll see a Dethklok one-off gig in L.A. on October 25, plus more Satriani dates in Australia and New Zealand in November (first time for me there as well). So, you know, it’s worth the click.

What else? Here’s the official tour-ending Aristocrats wrap-up post from their website, with some exclusive news about future releases and shows.

And here’s a photo album (on Facebook, sorry) from my recent trip to The Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.  Here’s a preview pic from that.

I don’t really know what else to say, except, thank you to everyone who apparently cares enough about what I’m doing to make this surreal life possible. I’ll do it for as long as I’m able.

BB

Goodbye Asia…Hello Europe. Again.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

(Shamelessly stolen from The Aristocrats’ latest post…more BB-flavored content to arrive later.)

And that’s that. Thank you ASIA for an amazing three weeks! We sign off from Osaka, Japan, for just a few days before we reconvene in Italy for the final 5 dates of the “Culture Clash” world tour. And here’s some news:

* We ARE working on a live CD/DVD of the “Culture Clash” tour, and it’s going to contain footage from literally all over the world – including two stops on our Asia tour. More details on this soon!

* The bass/drums backing tracks and complete transcriptions from “Culture Clash” will be available at JamTrackCentral on September 1.

* Here’s the European dates that will wrap up the entire “Culture Clash” World Tour:

Aug 28 – Rock On Festival (free entrance) – Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), IT
Sep 1 – Porgy & Bess – Vienna, AT
Sep 3 – Cafe Rosenberg – Reykjavik, ICELAND ***(VENUE UPDATED ON AUG 28)***
Sep 5 – P60 – Amstelveen, NL
Sep 6 – The Woolley Festival – Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, Bradford on Avon, UK

And finally, as we like to say, here’s a shot of the band in Osaka after the last show ended last night. Thanks again to all!!

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On Tour In Asia

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I don’t really have any big news or anything – I just wanted to share a couple of pictures from this absolutely amazing tour of Asia I’m currently on with The Aristocrats. Here’s one of me in the Forbidden City, in Beijing:

And here’s one from the stage of our show in…Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Hard to believe I get to do this.

For the remaining dates in Asia and Europe – the final dates of the “Culture Clash” World Tour,  check out the calendar page. And to everyone I just met in China, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan – thank you for making our shows such a success!

BB

The Aristocrats in Asia & Satch In The Southern Hemisphere!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Well, hello everyone. It’s been a while – two months, exactly – since I set sail for Europe on the Good Ship Satriani. It’s been an amazing ride, one in which I found myself all over the south coast of France, all over Spain, and even in Monte Carlo for 2 days. If you’re at all interested in my more tourist-y pictures, I put together a little album on Facebook, which you can see by going here:

http://www.facebook.com/bryanbellerbass

Not sure if you were aware of this, but the Satch tour got extended for a week as we filled in on some French festival dates that Jeff Beck had to cancel due to illness. It’s been fun, but it also meant that instead of having 10 days at home in between Satch Europe and Aristocrats Asia, I’ll now have…3 days. That should be interesting!

Once I gather some sleep, I’ll head back out with The Aristocats for 3 weeks in SE Asia, followed by a few select fly dates in Europe that will serve as the end of our wild, worldwide Culture Clash tour. Wondering what those dates are? Wonder no more:

THE ARISTOCRATS
CULTURE CLASH WORLD TOUR
SE ASIA LEG

Aug 4 – Seoul – Gunguk University Auditory – KOREA
Aug 6 – Beijing – Mao Live House – CHINA
Aug 8 – Shanghai – Q.House (QSW) – CHINA
Aug 10 – Tai Peh – Riverside Live Music House – TAIWAN (clinic + concert)
Aug 11 – Hong Kong – KITEC MusicZone – HONG KONG (clinic + concert)
Aug 13 – Ho Chi Minh City – HCMC Music Center – VIETNAM
Aug 15 – Manila – Amber Ultra Lounge – PHILIPPINES (clinic + concert)
Aug 17 – Bangkok –  Overdrive Magazine Anniversary (Aksra Theater) – THAILAND
Aug 19 – Tokyo – Club Citta – JAPAN
Aug 20 – Osaka – Big Cat – JAPAN

SELECT EUROPE LEG

Aug 28 – Rock On Festival (free entrance) – Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), IT
Sep 1 – Porgy & Bess – Vienna, AT
Sep 3 – Harpa/Norðurljós – Reykjavik, ICELAND
Sep 5 – P60 – Amstelveen, NL
Sep 6 – The Woolley Festival – Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, Bradford on Avon, UK

After that I’m off to South America with Satriani, then back home for a one-off with Dethklok, then down to Australia and New Zealand with Satriani. It looks like this:

JOE SATRIANI
UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM WORLD TOUR
SOUTH AMERICA LEG

Sep 20 – Metropolitan Theatre – Mexico City, MX
Sep 23 – Parque Salitre Magico – Bogota, CO
Sep 25 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, CL
Sep 27 & 28 – Gran Rex Theatre – Buenos Aires, AR
Oct 01 – Citi Bank Hall – Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 03 – Net Live Brasilia – Brasilia, BR
Oct 05 – Agora Case De Cultura – Quito, EC

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND LEG

Nov 1 – ASB Theatre – Auckland, NZ
Nov 2 – Opera House – Wellington, NZ
Nov 4 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AU
Nov 6 – State Theatre – Sydney, AU
Nov 8 – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, AU
Nov 9 – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide, AU
Nov 11 – Astor Theatre – Perth, AU

There’s probably one more short Satriani leg (to be announced soon), and in December I’ll sleep for a month. :-)

Oh, and here’s that Dethklok show info:

Saturday, KLOKtober 25, 2014
DETHKLOK
at Music & Comedy Festival Supreme
L.A. Sports Arena & Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Also performing: Tenacious D, Cheech & Chong, Margaret Cho, Fred Armison, Janeane Garafalo…and way way more!

What else? Isn’t that enough? It is for me, for now. I really just wanted to say hi. I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer, friends out there in Digitalia.

Best wishes to all,
BB

2014 Summer/Fall Touring Schedule: Satriani, Aristocrats, Dethklok

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Just like that, my vacation is over and I’m back in rehearsals with Joe Satriani, who actually took this picture. Not bad, right?

Looks like it’s time to hit the road for the rest of the year! Here’s a summary of the festivities. Just start every line after the colon with “I’ll be with”. Go!

* Now through July 20: Joe Satriani in NY/CT & then Europe
* August 1-21: The Aristocrats in Asia
* August 28-September 6: The Aristocrats in Europe
* September 18-October 6: Joe Satriani in South America
* October 25: Dethklok In Los Angeles

I’m getting jetlagged just thinking about it. But I’m looking forward to it and hope to see some of you out there on this very international and somewhat exotic (Vietnam! Iceland!) latter half of 2014.

Want to see all of the dates in a neatly listed format? Of course you do. Just click here for that little bit of internet magic.

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of where I was just recently. (Don’t ask me why it’s upside down. I tried for 30 minutes to fix it, but finally I just gave up.)

I’ve been ever more fascinated by the Pacific Crest Trail, and not just because I just read Cheryl Strayed’s book “Wild” – I’ve been interested in it for years. Now I live in one of the “trail towns” and I’ve been seeing the thru-hikers (hiker trash, as they call themselves) coming through this whole past month. It’s been inspiring. Have any intrepid BellerBytes subscribers ever hiked the PCT? Maybe one day I just might…until then, I think this schedule should keep me busy enough.

Citizens of the world (and also New York and Connecticut), hope to see you out there!

Cheers to all,
Bryan

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Joe Satriani “Unstoppable Momentum”
World Tour 2014 – Europe Leg
(Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)

Jun 7 – The Space At Westbury – Westbury, NY
Jun 9 – The Iridium Club – New York, NY
Jun 10 – The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
Jun 14 – Loreley – St. Goarshausen, DE
Jun 15 – TivoliVrendenburg (Ronda Hall) – Utretcht, NL
Jun 16 – Posten – Odense, DK
Jun 17 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
Jun 18 – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
Jun 20 – Rockhal Club – Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX
Jun 21 – La Trebendo, Paris, FR
Jun 23 – L’Olympia – Paris, FR
Jun 24 – Openluchttheatre – Antwerp, BE
Jun 25 – Garage Saarbrücken – Saarbrucken, DE
Jun 26 – Zeltfestival – Ulm, DE
Jun 27 – Tollhaus – Karlsruhe, DE
Jun 28 – Jazz’n'Blues Festival – Rapperswil-Jona, CH
Jun 30 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Jul 01 – Casino – Amneville, FR
Jul 02 – La Cooperative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Jul 03 – Cascina San Giacomo – Rezzato, Brescia, IT
Jul 04 – Diga Nazario Sauro – Grado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, IT
Jul 06 – Festival Jazz a Vienne – Vienne, FR (with Jeff Beck!)
Jul 08 – Espace Malraux – Six-Fours-les-Plages, FR
Jul 10 – Auditorio Casa de Cultura de Burjassot – Valencia, ES
Jul 11 – Patio San Benito – Valladolid, ES
Jul 12 – Teatro Axerquia – Cordoba, ES
Jul 14 – Grec Theatre – Barcelona, ES
Jul 15 – Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII – Madrid, ES
Jul 16 – Auditorio Mar de Vigo – Vigo, ES
Jul 18 – Super Bock, Super Rock – Meco, PT
Jul 19 – Festival de Carcassone – Carcassone, FR
Jul 20 – Crazy Week!! The Nice Pop Rock Festival – Nice, FR

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The Aristocrats
(Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)
Culture Clash World Tour

Asia Leg

Aug 4 – Seoul – Gunguk University Auditory – KOREA
Aug 6 – Beijing – Mao Live House – CHINA
Aug 8 – Shanghai – Q.House (QSW) – CHINA
Aug 10 – Tai Peh – Riverside Live Music House – TAIWAN (clinic + concert)
Aug 11 – Hong Kong – KITEC MusicZone – HONG KONG
Aug 13 – Ho Chi Minh City – HCMC Music Center – VIETNAM
Aug 15 – Manila – Amber Ultra Lounge – PHILIPPINES (clinic + concert)
Aug 17 – Bangkok – Overdrive Magazine Anniversary (Aksra Theater) – THAILAND
Aug 19 – Tokyo – Club Citta – JAPAN
Aug 20 – Osaka – Big Cat – JAPAN

Europe Leg Addendum

Aug 28 – Rock On Festival (free entrance) – Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), IT
Sep 3 – Harpa/Norðurljós – Reykjavik, ICELAND
Sep 5 – P60 – Amstelveen, NL
Sep 6 – The Woolley Festival – Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, Bradford on Avon, UK

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Joe Satriani “Unstoppable Momentum”
World Tour 2014 – Mexico/South America Leg
(Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)
(MORE DATES TBA)

Sep 20 – Metropolitan Theatre – Mexico City, MX
Sep 23 – Parque Salitre Magico – Bogota, CO
Sep 25 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, CL
Sep 27 & 28 – Gran Rex Theatre – Buenos Aires, AR
Oct 01 – Citi Bank Hall – Sao Paulo, BR
Oct 03 – Net Live Brasilia – Brasilia, BR
Oct 05 – Agora Casa De Cultura – Quito, EC

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Saturday, KLOKtober 25, 2014
DETHKLOK

at Music & Comedy Festival Supreme
L.A. Sports Arena & Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Also performing: Tenacious D, Cheech & Chong, Margaret Cho, Fred Armison, Janeane Garafalo…and way way more!

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Home. Rest. Then: More Satriani (Europe) & Aristocrats (S.E. Asia) Touring, Because Of Course.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A few months ago I announced that I’d be touring for three months straight with The Aristocrats in the U.S., Mexico, and then Europe, and I asked the question: Would I survive? Well, I survived, and the tour was beyond amazing, and thank you to EVERYONE who came out and made it a success…but in the end there was a lot of this:



Real men wear nap hats with tassles on top.

But in the end it was, like I said, amazing that this band that started from nothing could tour for as long as we did and have people showing up wherever we went. Here’s a shot from the last night of the whole damned thing, in Tel Aviv, Israel in front of about 600 people.


And here’s a bonus shot of me looking all like, f*ck yeah.



As Guthrie would say: It’s almost like a proper job.

So now I’m home resting for a glorious six weeks (!) before heading back out on the road again, first with Joe Satriani in Europe (with a brief stop in the United States Northeast), and then with The Aristocrats in Southeast Asia, to some truly exotic locales. Observe:

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Joe Satriani “Unstoppable Momentum”
World Tour 2014
(Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)

Jun 7 – The Space At Westbury – Westbury, NY
Jun 10 – The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
Jun 14 – Loreley – St. Goarshausen, DE
Jun 15 – TivoliVrendenburg (Ronda Hall) – Utretcht, NL
Jun 16 – Posten – Odense, DK
Jun 17 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DK
Jun 18 – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
Jun 20 – Rockhal Club – Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX
Jun 21 – La Trebendo, Paris, FR
Jun 23 – L’Olympia – Paris, FR
Jun 24 – Openluchttheatre – Antwerp, BE
Jun 25 – Garage Saarbrücken – Saarbrucken, DE
Jun 26 – Zeltfestival – Ulm, DE
Jun 27 – Tollhaus – Karlsruhe, DE
Jun 28 – Jazz’n'Blues Festival – Rapperswil-Jona, CH
Jun 30 – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR
Jul 01 – Casino – Amneville, FR
Jul 02 – La Cooperative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Jul 03 – Cascina San Giacomo – Rezzato, Brescia, IT
Jul 04 – Diga Nazario Sauro – Grado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, IT
Jul 06 – Festival Jazz a Vienne – Vienne, FR (with Jeff Beck!)
Jul 08 – Espace Malraux – Six-Fours-les-Plages, FR
Jul 12 – Teatro Axerquia – Cordoba, ES
Jul 14 – Grec Theatre – Barcelona, ES
Jul 19 – Festival de Carcassone – Carcassone, FR
Jul 20 – Crazy Week!! The Nice Pop Rock Festival – Nice, FR

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The Aristocrats
(Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann)
Culture Clash World Tour
Southeast Asia Leg

Aug 4 – Seoul – Gunguk University Auditory – KOREA
Aug 6 – Beijing – Mao Live House – CHINA
Aug 8 – Shanghai – Q.House (QSW) – CHINA
Aug 10 – Tai Peh – Riverside Live Music House – TAIWAN (clinic + concert)
Aug 11 – Hong Kong – KITEC MusicZone – HONG KONG (clinic + concert)
Aug 15 – Manila – Hard Rock Cafe Makati – PHILIPPINES (clinic + concert)
Aug 17 – Bangkok – Overdrive Magazine Anniversary (venue tbc) – THAILAND
Aug 19 – Tokyo – Club Citta – JAPAN
Aug 20 – Osaka – Big Cat – JAPAN

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It’s somehow fitting that we’re going back to Southeast Asia at what appears to be the near-final leg of the “Culture Clash” tour, because that’s where it all began – we went to Korea and Japan in July of 2011, two months before our debut album was even out! It’s been a wild ride since then, and I’m grateful for all of it.

OK, back to recovering now. See you when I’m tan, rested and ready.

BB


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