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The Aristocrats – Australia October 2016


One of the most impressive and sought after bands in the Instrumental rock/fusion scene today, The Aristocrats, will be heading to Australia this October for a national tour!

Featuring the combined virtuoso talents of drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Joe Satriani), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), the all-star supergroup have released three studio albums. The latest, Tres Caballeros was released in June 2015 and saw them re-write their own rules to deliver a record with greater sonic depth than ever!

Unique textures and lush layers combine with the bands near telepathic ability to improvise individually and collectively while maintaining the highest levels of musicianship possible. It’s not all time signatures and syncopation though, the guys definitely do not take themselves too seriously and have more fun than a fusion band has any right to have!


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, some Asian dates!

Ron Thal will be holding clinics, charity events and jam sessions across SE Asia this May.

May 19, 2016 Nepal, Kathmandu Tamgalwood – 25HRS (clinic)
May 20, 2016 Nepal, Kathmandu – Purple Haze (jan concert)
May 22, 2016 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur – John Lau Guitars (clinic)
May 24, 2016 Indonesia, Jakarta – Batik Lounge Grand Kemang (charity clinic)
May 27, 2016 Philippines, Makati – Alchemy Bistro Bar (clinic)
May 27, 2016 Philippines, Makati – Alchemy Bistro Bar (jam concert)





The Aristocrats touring Asia & Australia (Sept-Oct 2016) – Japan Dates


In September and early October, The Aristocrats will be heading back to Asia…and then, for the first time, Australia! We’re still putting this one together as well, but right now it looks something like this:
Sept 5, 2016 – Fukuoka, JAPAN – Gate’s 7
Sept 6, 2016 – Osaka, JAPAN – BigCat
Sept 7, 2016 – Nagoya, JAPAN – The Bottom Line
Sept 8, 2016 – Kawasaki, JAPAN – Club Citta
Additionally in September, dates TBA: Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, India + more countries to be announced.
October 1-10: AUSTRALIA (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane)

Yes! The Aristocrats will be touring Asia again in August & September 2016!

Guthrie Govan * Marco Minnemann * Bryan Beller

Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is slated for release in late June.
After two fairly raw trio albums, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) set up camp at legendary Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, CA, where Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Van Halen all recorded landmark albums.
The result: Nine new compositions of greater sonic depth and breadth than ever before, with unique textures and lush layering augmenting the band’s preternatural ability to improvise both individually and as a group at the highest levels possible. But not to worry – it’s all still tempered with a steadfast refusal to take themselves too seriously, and The Aristocrats are still having more fun than a fusion band has any right to have.
“We’ve learned a lot since we started this band – four years, three studio albums, two live DVDs and about a billion notes ago! – and I think our latest offering reflects this in all kinds of ways,” says guitarist Guthrie Govan. “The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live audience before commencing the recording process; the choice to record in a studio which had some thoroughly inspiring rock’n’roll “mojo”; our sudden urge to become more bold and experimental with overdubs rather than feeling any pressure to record exclusively in a strict “trio” format… all of this has had some kind of positive effect on the way the new record came out. Plus, I think the material on this album is some of the most interesting stuff we’ve ever written for each other, so… here’s hoping our noble listeners will like the finished product as much as we do!”

After a successful North American tour and a successful first leg of a European tour the band has decided to tour Asia again between August 17 and September 20, 2016.

Bookings for Asia will be handled by jellybeard. For more information and inquiries interested parties and promoters in Asia (and Australia) can connect through booking at

Guthrie Govan Japan Tour 2015-2016 Tickets are available

Guthrie Govan will be touring Japan in December-January with a special Japanese band consisting of Senri Kawaguchi (drums), Akira Ishiguro (rhodes/hammond) and Toshimi Nagai (bass). The set list will be consisting of Guthrie Govan solo material, some special arranged The Aristocrats songs (written by Guthrie) and some great fusion classics.
Reason to see one or more of the shows, maybe worth spending your holidays in Japan.

Guthrie Flyer

Guthrie Govan Asia Clinic Tour 2015

Here the updated touring schedule of Guthrie Govan in Asia. Guthrie will hold several public and private (for obvious reasons not listed) in several Asian cities. Hope you make it to one.


Charvel Events (Kanda Shokai)
Oct. 6 Tokyo – Omotesando Ground (public event) [SOLD OUT] Oct. 8 Osaka – MUSE (public event)

Oct. 13 Manila – venue + details information soon

Oct. 15 Shenzhen – On Stage (public event)

Oct. 18 Taipei – Riverside (public event)

Oct. 20 Singapore (private event, not open for public)

Oct. 23 Kathmandu (Tangal) – 25Hours (public event)
** all proceeds of this event will go to “No Silence For Nepal” to rebuild the country after the big earthquake

Oct. 28 Chiang Mai (public event)
Oct. 30 Bangkok (closed private event)
Oct. 31 Bangkok: Overdrive Guitar Contest 9- Siam Paragon (judge panel)
Nov. 1 Bangkok (public event)

Agency for Asia

Tony MacAlpine postpones Asia Tour due to illness

Sad news, Tony had severe abdominal pains and was taken into the hospital and is scheduled for immediate surgery this week. Tony will need to recover and the tour will be re-scheduled next year 2016 probably in the month of February. jellybeard wishes Tony MacAlpine a speedy recovery and sends him and his family positive thoughts.

To my friends in Asia and Australia, it is with great disappointment and regret that I must announce the postponement of my tours in Asia and Australia.


Last week I was taken to the hospital with severe stomach pains. Following blood work, multiple MRI scans and various procedures, medical doctors discovered a large mass in my intestine, and it seems likely that we are dealing with cancer. My doctors have advised me that this will need to be dealt with immediately, and I am scheduled for surgery this week. Recovery from this surgery will take a month – right when I was scheduled to tour the Australasian region.
Providing all goes well, it is our understanding I should be well enough to perform on the coming European tour.
For Australia and Asia, we are working on rescheduling the shows. We will advise you as soon as possible when the new dates are booked.

In Australia, refunds may be obtained via
In Asia, refunds can be obtained through the ticket purchase outlet.
I want to thank Jellybeard Music & Management (our booking agent in Asia) and Thump Music (our booking agent in Australia) for being so supportive in light of this news. We apologize for any inconvenience these tour postponements have caused, but I’m determined to make these dates up, and rock your city soon!

Wishing you all the best,

Guthrie Govan – Japan Tour Dec. 2015 – Jan. 2016!

jellybeard is happy to announce a very unique Guthrie Govan solo tour in Japan the end of December 2015 and the beginning of January 2016.

Guthrie will give 5 concerts in Japan and play some very special sets!

The band members performing are: Guthrie Govan (guitar), Senri Kawaguchi (drums), Toshimi Nagai (bass), Akira Ishiguro (Piano/Hammond)

Dec. 28 Gate’s 7 – Fukuoka (7:00 PM)
Dec. 29 BIGCAT – Osaka (7:00 PM)
Dec. 31 enn 2 – Sendai (tba)
Jan. 2 Club Citta – Kawasaki (Tokyo) (7:00 PM)
Jan. 3 Bottom Line – Nagoya (6:00 PM)

Ticket price is ¥8000 for all dates.
In Club Citta & BIGCAT selected VIP tickets are available (includes M&G with Guthrie)

On sale Sept. 6
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