The Aristocrats announce European tour

Some news has surfaced today that has made our very own Dick from Dick’s Picks very, very excited. After seeing them perform a few years ago Dick once said It was like having three Jimi Hendrix’s on stage at the same time.

Marco and Bryan regularly play with Mike Keneally. Marco and Guthrie have played with Steven Wilson & Marco, Bryan and Mike Keneally play regularly with Joe Satriani.

Marco is up there with Vinnie Colaiuta as regards drumming. Bryan is an amazing bass player and Guthrie … well, I don’t think there’s anyone who can touch him as regards being THAT good in THAT many styles.

Three five star players going what they do best and having great fun while they do it. That’s everything live music should be. No fog, no lasers, no pained expressions and a band that smiles at each other as they’re playing things us mere mortals only dream about playing.

He did wax lyrical a bit more but he was starting to cry into his beer at just the idea of seeing them live again.

From Team Rock.

Image taken from the groups official website.

Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann will play 8 dates across Europe in September

The Aristocrats have announced that they’ll play eight shows across Europe later this year.
Guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann will play live dates throughout September – and have revealed that the gigs will be their only live performances this year.

Govan says: “It’s certainly been a little while since the last time the three of us made a loud, bewildering noise on stage together!

“Lately, each of us has been keeping thoroughly busy in a wide variety of different musical scenarios so I have a feeling that all manner of new influences and inspirations might start to reveal themselves spontaneously during these shows. I’m really looking forward to hearing what happens!”

Beller adds: “I’m especially excited to revisit some of the stuff we haven’t played in a while, throw it back up in the air, toss it around a bit, and see what happens!”

Minnemann says that when the three of them first got together “it was instantly clear to us that something special was going on” and adds: “It’s great to take this ‘musical threesome’ back on tour. Let’s see if our rubber animals feel like joining us, too!”

The Aristocrats most recent studio album was 2015’s Tres Caballeros.

The Aristocrats 2018 European tour dates

Sep 11: Sliema Teatru Salesjan, Malta
Sep 14: Zurich Kaufleuten, Switzerland
Sep 15: Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Sep 16: Zoetermeer De Boerderij, Netherlands
Sep 18: London Islington Assembly, UK
Sep 19: Paris Trabendo, France
Sep 21: Madrid Sala Mon, Spain
Sep 22: Barcelona Sala Bikini, Spain

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