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Yngwie Malmsteen Returns To New Zealand In February

Yngwie Malmsteen Returns To New Zealand In February

Thursday 25th September, 2014 9:52AM

Neo-classical guitar hero Yngwie J Malmsteen is touring downunder next year and has announced one Auckland show ahead of his Australian jaunt. The Swedish born King of Shred has been ripping up stages with his incredible guitar skills for over 35 years, but next year's show is the first time Malmsteen has set foot on these shores for the first time in a decade. Here's the details...


Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Thursday 5th February, The Powerstation, Auckland

Update 29/01: This show has been rescheduled for Thursday 4th June at The Powerstation, Auckland. Previously purchased tickets remain valid for the new date.


Here's a clip of Yngwie tearing it up in New York earlier this year...


PRESS RELEASE:

Yngwie J. Malmsteen
The Very Best from The King of Shred Live on Stage

Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.

The Swedish born, but now US based, guitar legend is venerated as one of the founders of the art of guitar shredding. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the genre, and he has influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike.

But Yngwie is not known purely for the speed with which his fingers fly up and down the guitar neck. Yes, Malmsteen's playing is fast, but there's a crystal clarity to each of his notes that few can imitate. From his ground breaking early work with Steeler and Alcatraz, through his time alongside Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as a member of G3, to his more recent forays leading the Guitar Gods there are few that can compare to Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Over more than 25 astounding albums the Grammy nominated Malmsteen has unleashed countless fretboard blistering solos, with both Fender and Marshall honouring him with his own model guitar and amplifier.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Master of the Stratocaster live in person, and for those extra dedicated fans there are VIP tickets available granting access to an exclusive Q&A session, and for a few very lucky fans the extremely rare opportunity to meet Yngwie J. Malmsteen in person.

“Far from just being a high-speed and volume artist, his deep knowledge of music theory differentiates him from other shredders.” - High Octane Music News

Yngwie J. Malmsteen Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:
February 5th - Powerstation, Auckland, NZ
February 6th - The Metro, Sydney
February 7th - The Forum, Melbourne
February 8th - The Tivoli, Brisbane
February 10th - Hellenic Hall, Hobart
February 11th - HQ, Adelaide
February 12th - The Astor, Perth

Tickets on sale Thursday October 2 from http://tombowler.com.au/yngwiemalmsteen/





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