Mateus Asato will tour Asia for some selected clinic / workshops / live shows. It will be his first appearance in japan. Mateus is currently Tori Kelly’s guitar player and is wrapping up his first solo album to be released in 2018. Among the guests appearing on his debut are artists like John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Richie Kotzen, etc.
Guthrie Govan is touring India, Bangladesh, Japan
India (with Mohini Dey (b), Gino Banks (d))
Feb. 13 – Bangalore FSM (clinic) SOLD OUT
Feb. 14 – Bangalore The Humming Tree (show) SOLD OUT
Feb. 15 – Pune HRC (show)
Feb. 16 – Mumbai HRC Worli (show)
Feb. 17 – Mumbai FSM (clinic) SOLD OUT
Feb. 19 – Guwahati ITA Machkowa (show)
Feb. 20 – Silchar NIT Festival (show)
Feb. 21 – Delhi FSM (clinic)
Feb. 22 – Delhi HRC (show)
Feb. 24 – IISER Mohali – INSOMNIA 2017 (show)
Bangladesh (with Mohini Dey (b), Gino Banks (d))
Feb. 26 – Dhaka – Institute of Engineers Auditorium (show)
Feb. 26 – Dhaka – Institute of Engineers Auditorium (clinic)
March 2 – Kuala Lumpur (private workshop) SOLD OUT
Japan (with Mohini Dey (b), Senri Kawaguchi (d), Akira Ishiguro (k))
March 5 – Cotton Club Tokyo (2 shows)
March 6 – Cotton Club Tokyo (2 shows)
They will be holding clinics in Riverside Taipei on August 11
August 12 they will be headlining the Taipei Jazz Festival in Zhongshan Hall. The set will contain fusion classics and work from Dean Brown and Stuart Hamm.
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 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)
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)
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 jellybeard.com.
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.