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

Sunday, April 27th, 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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