Thursday, September 25, 2008

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: More U.S. Dates Announced, Rockwalk Induction

Legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has scheduled the following U.S. dates:
Sep. 28 - San Juan, PR - Centro de Bellas Artes
Oct. 04 - San Antonio, TX - Scoutbar
Oct. 05 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Oct. 08 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Oct. 09 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
Oct. 10 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Oct. 11 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Oct. 17 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theater
Oct. 18 - Cleveland, OH - Agora
Oct. 19 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Oct. 21 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
Oct. 23 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's
Oct. 24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 26 - New York, NY - Blender Theater
Oct. 29 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 02 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Monday, October 13 at noon in front of the Guitar Center at 7425 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll, blues and R&B. Yngwie Malmsteen's handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and EARTH WIND & FIRE, among numerous others.The cover artwork for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's new studio album, "Perpetual Flame", can be viewed below. Due on October 14, the CD will be the first-ever Yngwie effort to be released via Rising Force Records (distributed via Koch) and it will mark the debut of Malmsteen's new singer, ex-JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. Featuring twelve tracks of "pure six-string metallic bliss" (which stretches to almost 70 minutes total), the album was produced and engineered by Yngwie himself, and mixed by Roy Z (who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST and BRUCE DICKINSON, among others). Joining Yngwie and Ripper on the album are keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Patrick Johansson (Yngwie contributed bass, additional keyboards, and vocals, as well), but on tour, Michael Troy will supply keyboards, and Bjorn Englen will be laying down the bass. A supporting tour of the U.S. and Canada is slated to run through all of October.
In addition to the arrival of "Perpetual Flame" in October, a new Fender/Yngwie Malmsteen custom shop guitar will also be unveiled on November 28 (with a limited run of 100 instruments) and there will be a slew of CD reissues of Yngwie classics to soon be announced.

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