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The Aristocrats thank you 
for an amazing world tour!
Joe Satriani's SHOCKWAVE tour is
hitting South America right now.

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RT @chickenfootjoe: Short trailer for ZZ's full length experimental tour documentary about our "Shockwave Tour 2016" https://t.co/G3PvEBMA4v
– 2 days ago.


Check @chickenfootjoe's son ZZ Satriani with the mad tour documentary skills in this trailer (BB hair flip warning): https://t.co/jWYdtQn1Z2
– 2 days ago.


Great pix of the tour-finale Aristocrats gig at @GuitarSanctuary in McKinney TX by Daniel Work of @northtexaslive! https://t.co/FoihRK3L7f
– 4 days ago.


The "Tres Caballeros" World Tour is complete! Thanks SO much to fans around the world and everyone who made it poss… https://t.co/PvnOA4QP7E
– 7 days ago.


Whoops - that’s Tuesday Nov **29** for the Aristocrats clinic / show at @GuitarSanctuary ! You know, tomorrow night. 😉
– 10 days ago.


Last show of the "Tres Caballeros" Tour at @GuitarSanctuary near DFW! Tues 11/28 Clinic 4pm gig 9pm unique set list… https://t.co/EF6bo5JjZw
– 10 days ago.


SAO PAULO! I am doing a clinic at @EMT_Brasil on Dec 6 at 19:30. Bring your basses and EFX! I might use them. ;-) https://t.co/pjFEvtiVxI
– 13 days ago.


Well lookee here. Brendon's about to finish a new album. What's that word we always use? Ah, right: Brutal. https://t.co/B8GhWHP9xZ
– 14 days ago.


We CAME TO ARGENTINA. ;-) Thank you for an unforgettable night. 3 shows left in the "Tres Caballeros" tour: Santiag… https://t.co/PB8XemZa0C
– 14 days ago.


Thanks again to @plusprodu for being the good people to bring us to Argentina for tonight's sold out show! https://t.co/2IZLnMalK4
– 15 days ago.


So, DALLAS, what songs do you want to hear in The Aristocrats' "special set" to close the Tres Caballeros tour? ;-)
– 15 days ago.


BOGOTA COLOMBIA: Please join us for band clinic + show at Auditorium Fernando Sor on Sunday Nov 27! Info (see more)… https://t.co/29uFtxrfCZ
– 16 days ago.


Thank you BRAZIL for 4 great shows! Pix from SaoPaulo: https://t.co/EnIe2MKM6J - next up: Buenos Aires (soldout!),… https://t.co/TFV7JX3SQY
– 17 days ago.


Great shots of our show in Sao Paulo - thank you SP for an awesome night! Belo Horizonte & Floripa up next... https://t.co/jitkmEPc4i
– 22 days ago.


@sebastiankeil @mitchjoel @notreble wow, very kind words - thank you Sebastian.
– 22 days ago.


Thank you MEXICO for two great shows! Pic from Mexico City here. Tonight: Sao Paulo BRAZIL at @cariocaclub ! https://t.co/SDIl80nXCK
– 23 days ago.


No hay muros en la musica.
– 26 days ago.


SANTIAGO CHILE: Nov25 double-bill with @THEadrianbelew & 1st-ever show in Chile for us! Tickets: https://t.co/yiLmnwFTG0
– 26 days ago.


Thank you so much ARGENTINA - our Nov 23 show at @NicetoClub is now SOLD OUT! Looking forward to a special night in… https://t.co/JPV9GBWY4K
– 27 days ago.


MEXICO - we're here for the "Tres Caballeros" tour! Guadalajara FriNov11, Mexico CityDF SunNov13. Ticket links here… https://t.co/Rqak5oWpQX
– 28 days ago.


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New BellerBytes: Keneally U.S. Tour NEXT (Plus Aristocrats & Joe Satriani & A Koala)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hello everyone,

(shamelessly crossposted from the latest BellerBytes e-mail – sign up for this list from the link near the top of this page!)

I’m HOME! Ok, for six days, but I’m home. It counts.

Let’s set the table here:

1) MIKE KENEALLY & BEER FOR DOLPHINS Tours Select U.S. Cities This Month!
2) THE ARISTOCRATS Wrap Up Asia/Australia – Mexico, South America and Dallas, TX Coming Up In November
3) JOE SATRIANI South America Tour in December
4) I hug a koala

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1) MIKE KENEALLY & BEER FOR DOLPHINS Tours Select U.S. Cities This Month!

This is so utterly true! Mike Keneally, Joe Travers on drums, and your humble narrator on bass will tour Chicago and the Eastern Seaboard of the USA in the first-ever and long overdue appearance of this classic configuration anywhere outside of Southern California. As many of you know, I have done more work with Mike Keneally than anyone else I know, and these tours of his don’t happen every year. I think he’s a genius, I have since I met him, and while I know there’s a lot of Keneally diehards on this list, perhaps there’s some folks out there who might know me from other projects who haven’t fully gone deep into Keneally’s stunning back catalog. If this describes you, this substandard condition must be rectified immediately. It’s for your own good, I tell you.

In a similar vein, I urge/beg/beseech/implore/demand that you come see us play this very cool and adventurous music if you live anywhere near the following cities/venues, and even if you don’t! I feel that strongly about it, I really do.

MIKE KENEALLY & BEER FOR DOLPHINS TOUR
Mike Keneally (gtr/keyx/vox) * Bryan Beller (bass) * Joe Travers (drums)

OCT 22: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s (Progtoberfest II)
OCT 25: Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe
OCT 26: New York City, NY – Leftfield NYC (CHANGED!)
OCT 27: Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
OCT 28: Kennet Square, PA – Kennett Flash
OCT 29: Dunellen, NJ – NJ Proghouse
OCT 30: Narragansett, RI – The Wheelhouse
NOV 1: Richmond, VA – The Camel
NOV 2: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
NOV 3: Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole
NOV 6: Los Angeles, CA – The Baked Potato
NOV 8: Los Angeles, CA – The Baked Potato (with Rick Musallam!)

Full details: http://www.keneally.com/live/

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2) THE ARISTOCRATS Wrap Up Asia/Australia – Mexico, South America and Dallas, TX Coming Up In November

First off, a huge THANK YOU to Aristocratic fans around the world in Japan, Thailand, India, Nepal, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Australia who came out to see the tour we just wrapped up a few days ago. It continues to astound me that so many people know who we are and care about what we do. The best way to relive what happened over there is to go to The Aristocrats Facebook Page and just scroll down. Lots of pictures and interesting locales await. (My own personal Facebook page has a few unique moments as well.)

I want to give a special shout out to THUMP MUSIC in Australia for making that leg of the tour happen. Australia is a special challenge for smaller outfits like ours to tour, because you have to fly to every show and there’s not as many people there as you might think. But what they lack in number they make up for in sheer Aussie audacity. And I’m not even referring to the biker wedding bar fight – complete with guys breaking off pieces of wood from chairs and stands and using them as weapons against each other – that we saw upon our arrival in Perth. As the locals told us, welcome to Australia. Anyway, thank you THUMP!

I also want to thank the folks at THE HUMMING TREE and UP YOUR ARTS in India for similar heroic efforts in that sometimes challenging country in terms of club touring. I could seriously spend all day writing about the manic, vibrant, chaotic culture that is India. I truly don’t know how to summarize it in language so I won’t even try. I’ll just say it was unforgettable.

What now? In November we’re off to Mexico and then South America for our first-ever tour there…and then we wrap up the whole Tres Caballerostouring cycle in style at The Sanctuary in McKinney (Dallas), Texas. If you’re in the USA and have even a thought of going to the Dallas show, I endorse this sentiment. We’re doing a band clinic *and* a special non-standard setlist for this unique night.

THE ARISTOCRATS
Guthrie Govan (gtr) * Bryan Beller (bass) * Marco Minnemann (drums)
Mexico + South America Tour – Fall 2016
(plus one more USA show!)

11-Nov – Guadalajara, MEXICO – C3
13-Nov – Mexico City, MEXICO – Circo Volador
15-Nov – Sao Paulo, BRAZIL – Carioca Club
17-Nov – Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL – Circus Rock Bar
20-Nov – Florianopolis, BRAZIL – Centro Integrado de Cultura
23-Nov – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Niceto Club
25-Nov – Santiago, CHILE – Teatro La Cupula
27-Nov – Bogota, COLOMBIA – Auditorium Fernando Sor

PLUS ONE MORE USA BAND CLINIC + SHOW!

29-Nov – McKinney (Dallas), TX – The Sanctuary Music & Events Center

Full details: http://the-aristocrats-band.com/shows/

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3) JOE SATRIANI South America Tour in December

Satch isn’t done touring his Shockwave Supernova album yet either! And why tour Mexico and South America once when you can do it twice, back to back? Joe has a huge fan base in these places so I’m sure the shows will be amazing. Here’s the itinerary:

JOE SATRIANI – THE SHOCKWAVE TOUR
MEXICO + SOUTH AMERICA LEG
Joe Satriani (gtr) * Mike Keneally (gtr/keys) * Bryan Beller (bass) * Marco Minnemann (drums)

DEC 01 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Teatro Metropolitan
DEC 04 – Santiago, CHILE – Teatro Coliseo
DEC 07 – Sao Paulo, BRAZIL – EDA (Espaco das Americas)
DEC 09 – Curitiba, BRAZIL – Net Live Curitiba
DEC 11 – Porto Alegre, BRAZIL – Teatro Araujo Vianna
DEC 13 – Montevideo, URUGUAY – Teatro de Verano
DEC 15 – Cordoba, ARGENTINA – Plaza de la Musica
DEC 16 – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Luna Park
DEC 17 – Rosario, ARGENTINA – Teatro El Circulo

Full details: http://www.satriani.com/road/

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4) I hug a koala

at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

Congratulations, you made it to the end of the e-mail!

Best wishes to all,
Bryan

The Aristocrats Will Tour SOUTH AMERICA In November!

Monday, August 15, 2016

This took a while to make happen, but finally, it’s happening: The Aristocrats are going to tour SOUTH AMERICA in November!

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS” WORLD TOUR
SOUTH AMERICA LEG

11-Nov – Guadalajara, MEXICO – C3
13-Nov – Mexico City, MEXICO – TBA
15-Nov – Sao Paulo, BRAZIL – Carioca Club
17-Nov – Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL – Circus Rock Bar
20-Nov – Florianopolis, BRAZIL – Centro Integrado de Cultura
23-Nov – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Nice To Club
25-Nov – Santiago, CHILE – Teatro La Cupula
27-Nov – Bogota, COLOMBIA – Auditorium Fernando Sor

Not all shows have tickets available for sale yet. These links will go live over the coming weeks. I recommend watching The Aristocrats’ Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website for the latest info.

For now, all available ticket links can be found here, at The Aristocrats website calendar page.

To our fans in South America: Thank you for being so patient, and we are looking forward to finally playing for you!

Hellfest, G3, India, Asia, Oh My…

Sunday, June 26, 2016

(reprinted from BellerBytes of late June 2016)

Hello from Dublin, Ireland (where this was written a few days ago). I’m back out on the road after a very restful and relaxing six weeks at home. I should do that a little more often, I’m thinking.

It was nice to be home. I dusted off my studio rig and did some tracking for Brendon (Mr. Dethklok) Small’s upcoming new album (yes, really!), as well as supercool singer/songwriter Dane Runyon, and instrumentalists Nick Johnston and Mark Papagno. At some point those recordings will find their way into the wild, and the world will be better for it. Fun stuff.

For now, I’m back in Europe for a relatively brief four weeks, all with Joe Satriani, and some select (read: only 7) shows with both Satch *and* The Aristocrats *and* Steve Vai for that thing they call G3. Info on that below this picture and video link (entire 40 minute set!) from the Satriani gig in Clisson, France, where we played HELLFEST. There’s over 40,000 people out there. I hope they liked it!

Watch the SATRIANI AT HELLFEST video by clicking here. (Warning: The first three minutes of audio are…interesting. After that it gets good. :-) )

Now for that info I promised:

Joe Satriani SHOCKWAVE World Tour
Europe – Summer 2016
**AND**
G3: Featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and The Aristocrats!
Limited European Dates

JUN 25, 2016 – Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
JUN 27, 2016 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
JUN 28, 2016 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall
JUN 29, 2016 – Aarhus, DK – Train
JUN 30, 2016 – Z-7 – Basel, CH
** G3: JUL 02, 2016 – Rome, IT – Rock In Roma / Moon Stage @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
** G3: JUL 03, 2016 – Sogliano al Rubicone, IT – Piazza Matteotti
** G3: JUL 04, 2016 – Ascoli Piceno, IT – Piazza del Popolo
** G3: JUL 05, 2016 – Grugliasco (province of Torino), IT – GruVillage

JUL 07, 2016 – Gijon, SP – Teatro de la Laboral Cuidad de la Cultura
JUL 08, 2016 – Seville, SP – Sala Custom
JUL 09, 2016 – Bilbao, SP – Santana 27
** G3: JUL 11, 2016 – Munich, DE – Circus Krone
** G3: JUL 12, 2016 – Offenbach, DE – Stadthalle
** G3: JUL 13, 2016 – Bonn, DE – KunstRasen

JUL 14, 2016 – Lasko, SI – Beer And Flower Festival
JUL 15, 2016 – Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, FR – Guitare en Scene

I’m still in a state of disbelief (and gratitude) that this is even happening.

The rest of the year looks like this:

August 7-12: The G4 Experience (with Joe Satriani, Eric johnson, Mike Keneally, Alex Skolnick, and special guest Steve Vai) – Glen Cove, NY

and then:

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS”
AUSTRALASIA TOUR
*** now including India and Nepal! (what?!) ***

Sept 5 – Fukuoka, JAPAN – Gate’s 7
Sept 6 – Osaka, JAPAN – BigCat
Sept 7 – Nagoya, JAPAN – The Bottom Line
Sept 8 – Kawasaki, JAPAN – Club Citta
Sept 10 – Bangkok, THAILAND – M-Theatre
Sept 12 – Kolkota (India) – Venue TBC
Sept 14 – Mumbai (India) – Venue TBC
Sept 16 – Bangalore (India) – Venue TBC
Sept 18 – New Dehli (India) – Venue TBC
Sept 21 – Kathmandu (Nepal) – Tangalwood
Sept 25 – Taipei, TAIWAN – Riverside Live House
Sept 27 – Shenzhen, CHINA – A8 Live
Sept 29 – Hong Kong, KONG KONG – The Hangout
Oct 2 – Perth, AUSTRALIA – John Inverarity Theatre
Oct 4 – Adelaide, AUSTRALIA – The Gov
Oct 6 – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – The Bendigo Hotel
Oct 8 – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Manning Bar
Oct 10 – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – The Crow Bar

and then: a special surprise in late October I can’t talk about yet, but it’s happening in the U.S. Northeast…

and then, I passionately hope:

Nov 11-28: The Aristocrats in South America

and then: more stuff I can’t talk yet about, in December, but it’s far away from home.

So once September comes around, it’ll be more nonstop road warrior-osity until the year ends.

Before I bid you adieu, I must inform you of the urgent news that MIKE KENEALLY has a new album coming out called Scambot 2, and pre-ordering is available right now. I’ve been lucky enough to have heard it a few times already, and in my view it’s one of the most rewarding full-spectrum views of Keneally’s kaleidoscopic artistry ever released. Yes, it’s that good.

Go here to learn more and get yours.

That’s all for now. Everybody please be nice to each other. Like people were at Hellfest. Everyone was nice. At “Hellfest”. See, not that hard. Thank you!

From Ireland with love,
BB

P.S. You can always check the website calendar page for the latest info on where I’m at, you know.

Home! (For Seven Weeks)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

After 10 months, I’m home to stay for a while (seven weeks). Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who makes this possible.

Europe, Asia, and South America: I’ll see you in the second half of this year. :-)

Summer 2016 Satriani/G3 (with The Aristocrats) Calendar Update

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Just a quick heads up to let you know that there’s been some updates to the calendar since the post below. Just click on CALENDAR in the toolbar above to get the very latest!

Thanks and hello from Atlanta GA,
BB

2016 Stuff: G3 Satch/Vai/Aristocrats Tour In Europe & Lots More

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

And hello again! I’m writing to you from San Diego, in the first week of the Joe Satriani “Surfing To Shockwave” North America tour. Normally I’d have gotten this missive out in between tours, as the Aristocrats “Tres Caballeros” Europe tour just ended after 55 great shows (and thank you to all of our fans across Europe for such a grand adventure!)…but unhappy cold viruses and major jetlag would not allow such timeliness.

But never fear: I’m back up and running and happy to share with you some news about what’s coming next.

And we’re going to do it: Fast. In numbered list format, no less.

1) As stated above, The Aristocrats just finished up a really amazing tour across Europe. In addition to the European mainland, we made it to some more out-of-the-way places like Greece, Finland, Malta and Israel. An excellent time was had by all. Want to relive it in pictures and text? The best way is to see The Aristocrats Facebook Page, start at the top and scroll down. Worth doing, I say - especially the photos by Eyal Pe’er of the final show in Tel Aviv.

2) Current day: I’m touring North America with Joe Satriani (with Mike Keneally and Marco Minnemann in the band, a rockin’ little combo, dare I say). Here are the dates remaining:

MAR 01, 2016 – Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA
MAR 02, 2016 – Fox Tuscon Theatre – Tucson, AZ
MAR 03, 2016 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA
MAR 04, 2016 – Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino – Las Vegas, NV
MAR 05, 2016 – Grand Ballroom @ Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale, AZ
MAR 07, 2016 – Paramount Theatre- Denver, CO
MAR 08, 2016 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
MAR 09, 2016 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
MAR 10, 2016 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
MAR 11, 2016 – Laurie Auditorium – San Antonio, TX
MAR 12, 2016 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA
MAR 14, 2016 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
MAR 15, 2016 – Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL
MAR 16, 2016 – Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAR 17, 2016 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
MAR 18, 2016 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
MAR 19, 2016 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
MAR 21, 2016 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
MAR 22, 2016 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, NC
MAR 23, 2016 – Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
MAR 24, 2016 – The National – Richmond, VA
MAR 25, 2016 – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – Virginia Beach, VA
MAR 26, 2016 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
MAR 29, 2016 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
MAR 30, 2016 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
MAR 31, 2016 – The VETs – Providence, RI
APR 01, 2016 – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – Brookville, NY
APR 02, 2016 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
APR 04, 2016 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
APR 06, 2016 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
APR 07, 2016 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
APR 08, 2016 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ONT
APR 09, 2016 – UB Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY
APR 10, 2016 – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
APR 12, 2016 – Carnegie Music Hall – Munhall, PA
APR 13, 2016 – Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
APR 14, 2016 – Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
APR 15, 2016 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
APR 16, 2016 – Fitzgerald Theater – St. Paul, MN
APR 17, 2016 – Fargo Theater – Fargo, ND
APR 19, 2016 – Conexus Arts Center – Regina, SK CA
APR 21, 2016 – Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary, AB CA
APR 22, 2016 – River Creek Resort & Casino – Enoch, AB CA
APR 24, 2016 – Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver, BC CA

3) This is a great honor: The Aristocrats have been invited to join Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for a limited run of G3 concert dates in Europe!

Why can’t a band be a “G”, right? Needless to say, we’re extremely happy and grateful for the opportunity. Right now it’s three dates in Italy. More *may* be added, but just a couple more at most. For now:

JUL 02, 2016 – Rome, IT – Rock In Roma / Moon Stage @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
JUL 03, 2016 – Sogliano al Rubicone, IT – Piazza Matteotti
JUL 04, 2016 – Ascoli Piceno, IT – Piazza del Popolo

4) Meanwhile, those G3 dates are going to take place during a Joe Satriani summer festival run that’s in the process of being finalized. Here are the confirmed dates so far:

JUN 18, 2016 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest
JUN 22, 2016 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
JUN 23, 2016 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal
JUN 25, 2016 – Esch/Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
JUN 27, 2016 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
JUN 28, 2016 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller Music Hall
JUN 29, 2016 – Aarhus, DK – Train
JUL 15, 2016 – Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, FR – Guitare en Scene

More will be added in July, and should be announced fairly soon.

5) From August 8-12, we’re doing another G4 Experience camp, this time on the east coast! It’s actually going to be on Long Island, NY, boyhood home of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Mike Keneally (what was in the water there, eh?). You can find out more about this by clicking here.

6) In September and early October, The Aristocrats will be heading back to Asia…and then, for the first time, Australia!

We’re still putting this one together as well, but right now it looks something like this:

Sept 5, 2016 – Fukuoka, JAPAN – Gate’s 7
Sept 6, 2016 – Osaka, JAPAN – BigCat
Sept 7, 2016 – Nagoya, JAPAN – The Bottom Line
Sept 8, 2016 – Kawasaki, JAPAN – Club Citta
Additionally in September, dates TBA: Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand + MORE
October 1-10: AUSTRALIA (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, exact dates TBA)

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*pant pant pant* That’s about as fast as I can say all of that! I hope you found it informative, somewhat entertaining, and yet, also, efficiently presented. ;-)

You can always check my website calendar page for the latest info on where I’m at.

Right now, the space I’m in is one of…gratitude. Thanks for reading along, and hope to see you out there somewhere in 2016!

Cheers to all,
Bryan

2016 Kickoff: Aristocrats Europe, Satriani North America

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy 2016, everyone! I hope your holiday break was indeed a break, that no furniture was broken over political or other discussions after dinner and (too many) drinks with the family, and that everyone got a chance to reflect on The Year That Was and say either, “That was awesome” or “2016 will be Moar Awesomer than 2015″. Perhaps with better grammar. Or not! I won’t judge.

I believe in my December e-mail I said something like, You should know by now that my typical e-mail updates will basically say “I’m On Tour FOREVER!” and then have a bunch of dates. After a deviation from the norm, I’m afraid I’m reverting to form. (Rhyme Status: Unintentional.) Which means…Europe with The Aristocrats first, and then North America with Joe Satriani second.

So, from today in Helsinki all the way until Vancouver on April 24, I’m back on the road and hoping to run into You, Dear Reader, somewhere along the way.

And now for the aforemtioned bunch of dates:

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS” EUROPEAN TOUR PART DEUX
WINTER 2016
For complete info/ticket links, click here.

January 13th 2016: Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali (sold out!)
January 15th 2016: Äänekoski (Finland) – Painotalo (band clinic + concert)
January 16th 2016: Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali (sold out – thank you FINLAND!)
January 18th 2016: Lisbon (Portugal) – RCA Club
January 20th 2016: Sevilla (Spain) – Custom
January 21st 2016: Murcia (Spain) – Garaje
January 22nd 2016: Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
January 23rd 2016: Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity
January 24th 2016: Barecelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2
January 26th 2016: Nice (France) – Forum Nice Nord
January 27th 2016: Genova (Italy) – La Claque
January 29th 2016: Athens (Greece) – Athina Live
January 30th 2016: Athens (Greece) – Athina Live
February 2nd 2016: Milan (Italy) – Blue Note
February 3rd 2016: Zurich (Switzerland) – Moods
February 4th 2016: Rubigen (Switzerland) – Muhle Hunziken
February 6th 2016: Verona (Italy) – Officina degli Angeli
February 7th 2016: Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
February 8th 2016: Pordenone (Italy) – Il Deposito
February 10th 2016: Florence (Italy) – Teatro Puccini
February 11th 2016: Terni (Italy) – Auditorium Gazzoli
February 12th 2016: Malta (Malta) – Ir-Razzett l’Ahmar
February 14th 2016: Palermo (Italy) – Zsa Zsa
February 16th 2016: Roccaforzata (TA) (Italy) – Saloon Public House
February 17th 2016: Caserta (Italy) – Softly Live
February 18th 2016: Rome (Italy) – Planet Live Club
February 20th 2016: Tel Aviv (Israel) – Reading 3

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Then I fly the always-popular Tel Aviv-to-Seattle route so I can be there in time for this…

JOE SATRIANI
THE SHOCKWAVE TOUR – NORTH AMERICA LEG
WINTER/SPRING 2016
For complete info/ticket links, click here.

FEB 25, 2016 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
FEB 26, 2016 – Elsimore Theatre – Salem, OR
FEB 27, 2016 – Grand Sierra Resort Theatre – Reno, NV
FEB 28, 2016 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
MAR 01, 2016 – Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA
MAR 02, 2016 – Fox Tuscon Theatre – Tucson, AZ
MAR 03, 2016 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA
MAR 04, 2016 – Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino – Las Vegas, NV
MAR 05, 2016 – Grand Ballroom @ Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale, AZ
MAR 07, 2016 – Paramount Theatre- Denver, CO
MAR 08, 2016 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
MAR 09, 2016 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
MAR 10, 2016 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
MAR 11, 2016 – Laurie Auditorium – San Antonio, TX
MAR 12, 2016 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA
MAR 14, 2016 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
MAR 15, 2016 – Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL
MAR 16, 2016 – Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAR 17, 2016 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
MAR 18, 2016 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
MAR 19, 2016 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
MAR 21, 2016 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
MAR 22, 2016 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, NC
MAR 23, 2016 – Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
MAR 24, 2016 – The National – Richmond, VA
MAR 25, 2016 – Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – Virginia Beach, VA
MAR 26, 2016 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
MAR 29, 2016 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
MAR 30, 2016 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
MAR 31, 2016 – The VETs – Providence, RI
APR 01, 2016 – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts – Brookville, NY
APR 02, 2016 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
APR 04, 2016 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ
APR 06, 2016 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
APR 07, 2016 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
APR 08, 2016 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ONT
APR 09, 2016 – UB Center for the Arts – Buffalo, NY
APR 10, 2016 – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
APR 12, 2016 – Carnegie Music Hall – Munhall, PA
APR 13, 2016 – Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
APR 14, 2016 – Pabst Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
APR 15, 2016 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
APR 16, 2016 – Fitzgerald Theater – St. Paul, MN
APR 17, 2016 – Fargo Theater – Fargo, ND
APR 19, 2016 – Conexus Arts Center – Regina, SK CA
APR 21, 2016 – Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary, AB CA
APR 22, 2016 – River Creek Resort & Casino – Enoch, AB CA
APR 24, 2016 – Hard Rock Casino – Vancouver, BC CA

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And then I’ll be home for six whole weeks!

What’s on deck for the rest of the year? Here’s some exclusive BellerBytes insider scheduling info, with decreasing levels of commitment in the veracity of my statements as we get further and further away from present day:

* June/July: Some summer festivals with Joe Satriani (astute Satch fans already know about a single date on June 18 for something called “Hellfest“…interesting lineup!)
* August 8-12: Joe Satriani G4 Experience Camp in Long Island, NY (this one’s actually 100% confirmed)
* September/October: The Aristocrats really want to tour Asia and…for the first time ever…Australia! Will it happen? We’re working on it.
* November: An Italian guitarist I know might tour somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere.
* November/December: An ironically-titled power trio I’m familiar with might try to do the same thing.

There it was, a bunch of dates.

Thanks again for following along. Feel free to watch The Aristocrats’ Facebook Page for constant updates about that tour, and my own Facebook Page for slightly more personal posts. For now, stay warm (or cool if you’re in Australia or South America), and hope to see you out there soon.

Cheers to all,
Bryan

2015 Holiday Recommendations

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello everyone and Happy December! You should know by now that my typical e-mail updates will basically say “I’m On Tour FOREVER!” and then have a bunch of dates. And it’s true here as well. Now that the Joe Satriani Europe tour is done, the Aristocrats Europe tour is about to begin, and those dates will be listed later on in this e-mail.

But instead of shouting about all that yet again, I thought I’d share four things that, in my view, would make great super-early holiday gifts. It’s never too soon, right? And honestly, by the time the holidays roll around I’m probably not going to have enough energy to write out another one of these. So you’ll get it now and like it. ;-)

Here they are, the Four Things I Recommend For Super-Early Holiday Gifts (to yourself, if you like)…

1) Underneath Everything, a young adult fiction novel by Marcy Beller Paul, a.k.a. my younger sister.

I’m beyond proud to tell everyone I know that my sister’s debut young adult fiction novel was just released last month. Underneath Everything is a deliciously deceptive and engrossing story about an obsessive and toxic friendship between two teen girls. Marcy’s amazing not just because she got her first manuscript published, but also because she did it while raising two kids under the age of 5! That’s some Superwoman shit right there.

Here’s a pile of links to learn more (and hopefully order) from various places.

At Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Underneath-Everything-Marcy-Beller-Paul/dp/0062327216
Signed copies: Books of Wonder: http://www.booksofwondershop.com/underneatheverything.aspx
For local independent orders: IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062327215
Marcy’s own website: http://www.marcybellerpaul.com/

I realize that the Bryan Beller/Frank Zappa/Steve Vai/Joe Satriani/Mike Keneally/Aristocrats universe might not completely cross over with the Young Adult Fiction universe, but I’m hoping that some folks following me out there will check it out regardless. Because: Awesome sister. And great book, which I read and loved! Bonus points and insider enjoyment will go to anyone from Westfield, NJ, where we grew up and where the novel is set.

2) T H I S C L O S E, the new album by guitarist/composer Janet Feder

I’ve mentioned Janet before in this newsletter, and with good reason: She’s currently one of my favorite artists. She also just released my favorite new album of this year, T H I S C L O S E, on SA (super-audio) CD, 180-gram vinyl, and hi-res digital, all through Bandcamp. I can’t remember the last time I was moved so deeply by a musical work – maybe a Pink Floyd or Nine Inch Nails album? – and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Imagine an artist who digested the entire classic, folk and progressive rock oeuvre, picked up the guitar and studied classical for years, and then went hard the other way into prepared baritone guitar and the avant-garde world…and came out the other side combining it all with simple melody, an occasional intimate vocal, and otherworldly sonic high fidelity (recorded in DSD on Gus Skinas’ Sonoma System). That’s what Janet Feder does. Not easy to describe, but truly incredible to listen to.

It’s my long-held thought that people who dig the whole instrumental progressive/muzo universe (everything from John Scofield to Bill Frisell to Steve Vai to Frank Zappa and lots in between, including the aforementioned Floyd and NIN) will find something to like in Janet’s music. In other words, it’s worth the click.

https://janetfeder.bandcamp.com/


3) Emergence, the new album by UK progressive band Godsticks.

Godsticks is that rare band – a modern progressive band that’s truly modern. So much of what’s called “prog” nowadays is either actually full-on metal, or total throwback ’70s-era worship. Godsticks is neither, and somehow occupy a space between straight rock, muzo, and prog. Their newest album leans harder towards the heavier side of things, which was a deliberate choice, and totally works. It sounds like a ton of bricks and the riffs and tunes are tight as nails.

Some of you may remember that Godsticks opened for The Aristocrats on previous tours of the UK (and will do an “encore” opening slot at our show in Bristol on December 17). Bandleader Darran Charles has done Herculean things to help us out there, and not just us; he’s a big supporter of touring bands in our genre whenever they come through. Not to be outdone, his wife Rhiannon runs RJPR, which does publicity for The Aristocrats and several other acts, and kicks ass in general. I guess what I’m saying is this: The music *and* the people involved are both worth your support.

Check out Godsticks here: http://www.godsticks.co.uk/

4) The Way Home and A Crack Where The Light Gets In, the latest albums by bassist/composer Steve Lawson.

I believe I’ve also mentioned Steve in these pages (pages?) before, but he too is worth a revisit. He’s still churning out unique albums at a frightening pace – I think he’s completed over 30 releases now? – but each one has its own distinct flavor while still retaining Steve Lawson’s “One Note”. That note is his compositional sound, a mostly soothing trance/ambient groove, slightly bass-focused (but not wankishly so in the least), and just a bit distressed, more than enough to keep you from becoming too complacent as a listener.

I’m listing both of these albums because he recently gave them to me. I find them to be better listens all the way through rather than just by “highlighted track selection”, but for the purposes of this format, I really like the slightly broken groove in “Theoria (triptych 1)”, and the long soundscape wave goodbye of A Crack Where The Light Gets In’s closing track “This is My Truth…Tell Me Yours”. But you could pick any Steve Lawson album and “get” what’s essentially cool about him, which is plenty.

Steve’s world at Bandcamp: https://bandcamp.com/solobasssteve


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So, there’s some cool stuff for you to check out. Oh, you’re still reading for the remaining Aristocrats’ European tour dates? Here they are, then, mostly complete except for a few Italian dates:

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS” EUROPEAN TOUR
WINTER 2015/2016
For complete info/ticket links, click here.

November 30th: Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
December 1st: Osnabruck (Germany) – Gaste Garage
December 2nd: Hamburg (Germany) – Fabrik
December 4th: Larvik (Norway) – Bolgen
December 6th: Istanbul (Turkey) – Garajistanbul
December 7th: Bucharest (Romania) – Silver Church
December 9th: Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
December 10th: Verviers (Belgium) – Spirit of 66
December 12th: Dublin (Ireland) – The Grand Social
December 13th: Edinburgh (Scotland) – Liquid Room
December 15th: Manchester (England) – Club Academy
December 16th: Birmingham (England) – O2 Institute 3
December 17th: Bristol (England) – Bierkeller
December 18th: London (England) – Heaven
December 19th: Brighton (England) – The Haunt
December 20th: Paris (France) – La Maroquinerie

January 13th 2016: Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali (2nd show added!)
January 15th 2016: Äänekoski (Finland) – Painotalo (band clinic + concert)
January 16th 2016: Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali
January 18th 2016: Lisbon (Portugal) – RCA Club
January 20th 2016: Sevilla (Spain) – Custom
January 21st 2016: Murcia (Spain) – Garaje
January 22nd 2016: Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
January 23rd 2016: Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity
January 24th 2016: Barecelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2
January 26th 2016: Nice (France) – Forum Nice Nord
January 27th 2016: Genova (Italy) – La Claque
January 29th 2016: Athens (Greece) – Athina Live
January 30th 2016: Athens (Greece) – Athina Live
February 2nd 2016: Milan (Italy) – Blue Note
February 3rd 2016: Zurich (Switzerland) – Moods
February 4th 2016: Rubigen (Switzerland) – Muhle Hunziken
February 6th 2016: Verona (Italy) – Officina degli Angeli
February 7th 2016: Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
February 8th 2016: Pordenone (Italy) – Il Deposito
February 10th 2016: Florence (Italy) – Teatro Puccini
February 11th 2016: Terni (Italy) – Auditorium Gazzoli
February 12th 2016: Malta (Malta) – Ir-Razzett l’Ahmar
February 14th 2016: Palermo (Italy) – Zsa Zsa
February 16th 2016: Roccaforzata (TA) (Italy) – Saloon Public House
February 18th 2016: Rome (Italy) – Planet Live Club
February 20th 2016: Tel Aviv (Israel) – Reading 3

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That’s all I got for 2015. Happy merry everything to everyone and anyone celebrating anything, or not, or just hanging out. How’s that for all-inclusive?

Best wishes to all,
BB

Joe Satriani + The Aristocrats’ Tours: Still Forever!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Guess what? I just wrote another Aristocrats promo blast for our upcoming European tour. This is what I do sometimes while I’m on the road in a very nice Joe Satriani tour hotel. Oh, right – I’m still on tour with Joe Satriani! Here are the remaining European dates:

Oct 11, 2015 – National Palace of Culture Sofia, BG
Oct 12, 2015 – Sala Polivalenta Bucharest, RO
Oct 13, 2015 – Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, RO
Oct 14, 2015 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, SK
Oct 15, 2015 – Tisport Arena Prague, CZ
Oct 16, 2015 – Werk Arena Trinec, CZ
Oct 18, 2015 – Torwar Warsaw, PL
Oct 19, 2015 – Rock Cafe Tallinn, EE
Oct 20, 2015 – Circus Helsinki, FI
Oct 22, 2015 – Debaser Medis Stockholm, SE
Oct 23, 2015 – Skraaen Aalborg, DK
Oct 25, 2015 – Circus Krone Munich, DE
Oct 26, 2015 – Laeishalle Hamburg, DE
Oct 27, 2015 – Admiralspalast Berlin, DE
Oct 28, 2015 – Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE
Oct 29, 2015 – Salle Metrole Lausanne, CH
Oct 30, 2015 – Ruhrcongress Bochum, DE
Nov 01, 2015 – Manchester UK – 02 Apollo
Nov 02, 2015 – Birmingham UK – Symphony Hall
Nov 03, 2015 – Glasgow UK – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 04, 2015 – Sheffield UK – Sheffield City Hall
Nov 05, 2015 – Cardiff UK – St. David’s Hall
Nov 07, 2015 – Southend-on-Sea UK – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Nov 08, 2015 – Bristol UK – Bristol Colston Hall
Nov 09, 2015 – Portsmouth UK – Portsmouth Guild Hall
Nov 10, 2015 – London UK – Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

I love our SHOCKWAVE tour set and can’t wait to share it with you in a city hopefully close to you soon.

Now we can pick up with The Aristocrats’ newsletter, copied here in full. Enjoy, and there’s more afterwards…

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Dear Aristocratic Faithful-

Hello out there! While Marco and Bryan tour Europe with Joe Satriani, and Guthrie tours Asia doing clinics, the buildup for the “TRES CABALLEROS” EUROPE TOUR continues. It’s being split into two legs, before and after the winter holidays, and most of the dates are now in (with lots of Italy left to confirm in mid-February).

The first date is just over a month away. Our very prestigious team of medical experts from around the world has analyzed the situation and offered the following official advice on the matter: Get tickets now and tell your friends. :-)

TresCaballeros_tourPosterEUweb

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS”
EUROPEAN TOUR WINTER 2015/2016

November 16th: Cologne (Germany) – Kantine
November 17th: Dortmund (Germany) – Piano
November 18th: Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom
November 20th: Nurnberg (Germany) – Luise Cultfactory
November 21st: Stuttgart/Winterbach (Germany) – Strandbar 51
November 22nd: Reichenbach (Germany) – Bergkeller
November 24th: Munich (Germany) – Strom
November 25th: Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Musik Club
November 26th: Nove Mesto (Slovakia) – Blue Note
November 27th: Bochnia (Poland) – Oratorium Sw. Kingi
November 28th: Warszaw/Grodzisk Mazowiecki (Poland) – Centrum Kultury
November 30th: Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
December 1st: Osnabruck (Germany) – Gaste Garage
December 2nd: Hamburg (Germany) – Fabrik
December 4th: Larvik (Norway) – Bolgen
December 6th: Istanbul (Turkey) – Garajistanbul
December 7th: Bucharest (Romania) – Silver Church
December 9th: Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
December 10th: Verviers (Belgium) – Spirit of 66
December 12th: Dublin (Ireland) – The Grand Social
December 13th: Edinburgh (Scotland) – Liquid Room
December 15th: Manchester (England) – Club Academy
December 16th: Birmingham (England) – Temple
December 17th: Bristol (England) – Bierkeller
December 18th: London (England) – Heaven
December 19th: Brighton (England) – The Haunt
December 20th: Paris (France) – La Maroquinerie

and then (with many more dates in Italy and a few others TBD):

January 15th 2016: Äänekoski (Finland) – Painotalo (band clinic + concert)
January 16th 2016: Espoo (Finland) – Sellosali
January 18th 2016: Lisbon (Portugal) – RCA Club
January 20th 2016: Sevilla (Spain) – Custom
January 21st 2016: Murcia (Spain) – Garaje
January 22nd 2016: Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
January 23rd 2016: Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity
January 24th 2016: Barecelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2
January 26th 2016: Nice (France) – Le Palace
February 3rd 2016: Zurich (Switzerland) – Moods
February 4th 2016: Rubigen (Switzerland) – Muhle Hunziken
February 18th 2016: Rome (Italy) – Planet Live Club
February 20th 2016: Tel Aviv (Israel) – Reading 3

Full info and ticket links for all dates can be found by clicking here.

If for some reason you missed the whole thing about us releasing our third studio album TRES CABALLEROS, the medical experts have a different prescription: Check it out here and then get your copy here. They say that this is not the kind of condition you should leave unattended and are quite serious about this, it seems.

Bonus news for those still reading: The chances are VERY good that we will be touring SOUTH AMERICA for the very first time ever, in May of 2016. The medical experts are also saying that people in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil might want to check back soon for further advice on this very important issue.

We wish everyone the best of health and hope to see our European friends soon!

Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats

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Then it looks like I’m flying straight from Tel Aviv to Seattle for the Joe Satriani SHOCKWAVE North American tour, which so far looks like this:

FEB 25, 2016 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
FEB 26, 2016 – Elsimore Theatre – Salem, OR
FEB 27, 2016 – Grand Sierra Resort Theatre – Reno, NV
FEB 28, 2016 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
MAR 01, 2016 – Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CA
MAR 03, 2016 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA
MAR 04, 2016 – Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino – Las Vegas, NV
MAR 05, 2016 – Grand Ballroom @ Talking Stick Resort – Scottsdale, AZ
MAR 07, 2016 – Paramount Theatre- Denver, CO
MAR 08, 2016 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX
MAR 09, 2016 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
MAR 10, 2016 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
MAR 11, 2016 – Laurie Auditorium – San Antonio, TX
MAR 12, 2016 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA
MAR 14, 2016 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
MAR 15, 2016 – Saenger Theatre – Pensacola, FL
MAR 16, 2016 – Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAR 17, 2016 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
MAR 18, 2016 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
MAR 19, 2016 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL

Plenty more to come there, all the way into late April. The Aristocrats’ South American tour *should* follow very shortly thereafter.

I don’t really have much else to say, other than, yeah, it’s nuts. But it’s great. And hopefully I’ll see you soon somewhere. I hope you’re all doing really well!

From Sofia, Bulgaria with love,
BB

Europe Forever: Satriani Now, Aristocrats Next!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hello everyone – it’s been too long! I have a good excuse, though.

If you’re a regular reader of these here BellerBytes, and you see my schedule, and sometimes wonder, “With that crazy schedule, doesn’t he ever just hit the wall?”…well, wonder no more: I hit it pretty hard at the end of the just-completed Aristocrats Tres Caballeros North American tour. Turns out I had one – yes, one! – day to transition into Joe Satriani rehearsals after that run was over, and then a few more days before setting off to France, which is where I’m writing you from right now. I was barely coherent there for nearly two weeks, which hopefully will be a good enough excuse for my near-inexcusable gap since I last wrote you.

What I’ve got here is major, big-time, yuuuuuuge gratitude for everyone who made the Aristocrats North American run a success. Being a part of The Aristocrats for the past four years has been an amazing experience, and it’s hard to describe just how special it is to see this band grow from a single NAMM jam into what we’re still becoming.

So I just want to say to everyone from Seattle to Salt Lake, from to Omaha to Ottawa, from Cincy to Indy, from Boston to Houston, from New York to New Mexico, from Montreal to Mexicali, and from St. Louis to Los Angeles: T H A N K Y O U.

Thanks to you, and to our amazing crew, and to the Travis Larson Band, and to our North American booking agents Blue Mouth Promotions, we did the thing they said couldn’t be done: We did an old-fashioned two-van rock-venue tour of North America, for 8 weeks, as an instrumental rock/fusion band, and It Worked. We are all grateful beyond words.

Here’s a shot of the Tres Caballeros North American Tour entourage plus one, backstage at King King in Hollywood, the last gig of the tour. L to R: Guthrie Govan, stage tech/assistant T.M. Ben Travers, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, BOING Music (label) head Ed Yoon, and Josiah Baker (social media/merch).

And here’s a (slightly fuzzy) shot from the same gig of everyone in the traveling party, both bands and both vehicles. L to R: Guthrie Govan, Josiah Baker, Travis Larson, Dale Moon (drums/TL), Kip Stork (seated; front of house sound for both bands), Jennifer Young (bass/TL), Marco Minnemann, Devon Booth (merch/TL), Ben Travers, Bryan Beller.

Many more awesome live shots of the tour can be found at these links:

DALLAS (Daniel Work)

INDIANAPOLIS (Concart.net)

As always, our Facebook page is the best place for consistent updates. You can also re-live the tour by starting at the top and scrolling down. It’s fun.

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What’s next? Well, the Joe Satriani European tour for his new album (Shockwave Supernova) is happening right now. After that, it’s more European touring with The Aristocrats, both before the holidays and after (with many more dates still to be announced). Here’s a couple of shots of me (by the amazing Jon Luini!) from the rehearsals, where I was barely awake but managed to smile somehow anyway.

And – OMG – I met Michael Anthony while I was there! I’m a huge early Van Halen fan and played along with many of this guy’s basslines. All of the stories about him being the nicest guy ever are absolutely true.

After that, because you read BellerBytes, you get some exclusive breaking news:

May 2016: The Aristocrats WILL tour South America!

I have no details beyond that, but they’ll be coming soon. You heard it here first.

There will also be more Joe Satriani dates announced soon (*cough* North America *cough*). And I know something about summer and fall 2016 that I can’t share yet, but let’s just say our friends around the world will enjoy some of the details when they’re available.

For now, here are the confirmed dates on the calendar:

JOE SATRIANI
“SHOCKWAVE” EUROPEAN TOUR (in progress)

Sep 20, 2015 – Casino Barriere Toulouse, FR
Sep 21, 2015 – Silo – Marseille Marseille, FR
Sep 22, 2015 – Amphithéâtre de la Cité Internationale Lyon, FR
Sep 24, 2015 – Grand Rex Paris, FR
Sep 25, 2015 – Théâtre Sébastopol Lille, FR
Sep 26, 2015 – Limburg Hall Heerlen, NL
Sep 27, 2015 – De Roma Antwerp, BE
Sep 28, 2015 – De Oosterpoort Groningen, NL
Sep 30, 2015 – Kursaal Auditorium San Sebastian, ES
Oct 01, 2015 – Circo Price Madrid, ES
Oct 02, 2015 – Sala Barts Barcelona, ES
Oct 03, 2015 – Salle Garnier – Monte Carlo, MC
Oct 05, 2015 – Teatro della Luna Milan, IT
Oct 06, 2015 – Teatro Obihall Florence, IT
Oct 07, 2015 – Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, IT
Oct 08, 2015 – Palariviera San Benedetto del Tronto, IT
Oct 09, 2015 – Patria Hall Budapest, HU
Oct 11, 2015 – National Palace of Culture Sofia, BG
Oct 11, 2015 – National Palace of Culture Sofia, BG
Oct 12, 2015 – Sala Polivalenta Bucharest, RO
Oct 13, 2015 – Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, RO
Oct 14, 2015 – Aegon Arena Bratislava, SK
Oct 15, 2015 – Tisport Arena Prague, CZ
Oct 16, 2015 – Werk Arena Trinec, CZ
Oct 18, 2015 – Torwar Warsaw, PL
Oct 19, 2015 – Rock Cafe Tallinn, EE
Oct 20, 2015 – Circus Helsinki, FI
Oct 22, 2015 – Debaser Medis Stockholm, SE
Oct 23, 2015 – Skraaen Aalborg, DK
Oct 25, 2015 – Circus Krone Munich, DE
Oct 26, 2015 – Laeishalle Hamburg, DE
Oct 27, 2015 – Admiralspalast Berlin, DE
Oct 28, 2015 – Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE
Oct 29, 2015 – Salle Metrole Lausanne, CH
Oct 30, 2015 – Ruhrcongress Bochum, DE
Nov 01, 2015 – Manchester UK – 02 Apollo
Nov 02, 2015 – Birmingham UK – Symphony Hall
Nov 03, 2015 – Glasgow UK – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 04, 2015 – Sheffield UK – Sheffield City Hall
Nov 05, 2015 – Cardiff UK – St. David’s Hall
Nov 07, 2015 – Southend-on-Sea UK – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Nov 08, 2015 – Bristol UK – Bristol Colston Hall
Nov 09, 2015 – Portsmouth UK – Portsmouth Guild Hall
Nov 10, 2015 – London UK – Hammersmith Apollo

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS” WORLD TOUR
EUROPE LEG 1

November 16th: Cologne (Germany) – Kantine
November 17th: Dortmund (Germany) – Piano
November 18th: Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom
November 20th: Nurnberg (Germany) – Luise Cultfactory
November 21st: Stuttgart/Winterbach (Germany) – Strandbar 51
November 22nd: Reichenbach (Germany) – Bergkeller
November 24th: Munich (Germany) – Strom
November 25th: Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic Musik Club
November 26th: Nove Mesto (Slovakia) – Blue Note
November 27th: Bochnia (Poland) – Oratorium Sw. Kingi
November 28th: Warszaw/Grodzisk Mazowiecki (Poland) – Centrum Kultury
November 30th: Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
December 1st: Osnabruck (Germany) – Gaste Garage
December 2nd: Hamburg (Germany) – Fabrik
December 4th: Larvik (Norway) – Bolgen
December 6th: Istanbul (Turkey) – Garajistanbul
December 7th: Bucharest (Romania) – Silver Church
December 9th: Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
December 10th: Verviers (Belgium) – Spirit of 66
December 12th: Dublin (Ireland) – The Grand Social
December 13th: Edinburgh (Scotland) – Liquid Room
December 15th: Manchester (England) – Club Academy
December 16th: Birmingham (England) – Temple
December 17th: Bristol (England) – Bierkeller
December 18th: London (England) – Heaven
December 19th: Brighton (England) – The Haunt
December 20th: Paris (France) – La Maroquinerie

THE ARISTOCRATS
“TRES CABALLEROS” WORLD TOUR
EUROPE LEG 2

January 18th: Lisbon (Portugal) – RCA Club
January 20th 2016: Sevilla (Spain) – Custom
January 21st 2016: Murcia (Spain) – Garaje
January 22nd 2016: Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
January 23rd 2016: Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity
January 24th 2016: Barecelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz 2
January 26th 2016: Nice (France) – Le Palace

STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED:
ADDITIONAL FRANCE, ITALY, SWITZERLAND, ISRAEL AND MORE!

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For now, from Bordeaux, France, I bid you a warm au revoir.

Best wishes to all,
Bryan


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