The Aristocrats’ January 2015 Residency At Alvas Showroom…And Way Too Many Other ThingsFriday, September 19th, 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
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:
FOUR-NIGHT RESIDENCY AT ALVAS SHOWROOM
SAN PEDRO, CA, USA
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:00pm
Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5pm
Hope to see you there. Should be fun.
* 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.