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New album “Death of Roses” Out Now! 2 Sep 2017, 3:38 am

Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses (cover)

Tony’s brand new album Death of Roses – his first album since his battle with cancer, is OUT NOW and released in conjunction with his North American Tour. The album is available digitally through major online stores, plus available on CD, high quality download, and a special 24-bit WAV edition directly from Tony’s website here at www.tonymacalpine.com or at the merch table on tour!

The 7-track album is the first in a projected 2-part release. Death of Roses continues Tony’s on-going evolution with hook-laden melodies, breathtaking solos, complex rhythms and crushing 7 and 8-string guitar riffs, complemented by his own equally exceptional keyboards. This is built atop a formidable rhythmic foundation laid down by Hungarian drum sensation Gergő Borlai​ (Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Hiram Bullock), and Pete Griffin on bass​ ( Generation Axe Tour​, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra​, Zappa Plays Zappa) who also played on Tony’s previous album Concrete Gardens.  Says Tony of the band: “Pete is one of my favorite bass players and his contribution to Death of Roses is as rock-solid as it is intricate. Through Pete’s recommendation I was thrilled to discover Gergo’s playing. He really blew me away with his work on the album. He’s unquestionably innovative and I look forward to getting even deeper with these guys on tour.”

“With Death of Roses I really focused on composition and layering,” says MacAlpine. “When I was sick and in treatment I found myself unable to play, and the chemo gave me tremors in my hands and arms. The seeds of this record were planted during my recovery, when I started building the compositions in my head. Fortunately, with healing and practice my faculties returned with a vengeance, and I set about recording this album, and its forthcoming companion.”

During his illness in late 2015, his fellow musicians banded together for “A Benefit for Tony MacAlpine” at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, featuring performances from Steve Vai, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, John 5, Zakk Wylde, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, and hosted by Eddie Trunk. The show also combined with an auction featuring items donated from a who’s who of rock royalty.

“The outpouring of support I received from my fellow musicians and crew, fans, endorsements, and the music community at large was overwhelming and it moved me greatly. It served as a huge inspiration for me to get back in the saddle. This album is possible because of their help, and I dedicate it to them.”

Death of Roses was mixed by LA-based Brazilian producer and engineer Adair Daufembach, and mastered by Seva David Ball. “Adair and Seva both did really great work on my last album Concrete Gardens, and they’ve outdone themselves again on Death of Roses.”

As with any true artist, Tony remains driven by the desire to discover new ways to express himself through the music. “I’ve been releasing music for the last 3 decades, and in light of my recovery from recent health issues, I feel re-energized. I have so much more to say as a musician, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.”

Check out the first track from the album: “Chrome Castles”.


 

Pre-order “Death of Roses” now! 30 Aug 2017, 4:21 am

Tony’s new album Death of Roses is now available for pre-order in your choice of CD with download; high-quality digital download (FLAC, Apple Lossless, AAC and 320kb MP3); or 24-bit WAV audio. Every pre-order gets an instant download of the track “Chrome Castles.”  Your digital files will be delivered to you on midnight, September 1. CDs will ship the week of September 8.

Visit Tony’s official online store now!

North American Tour VIP Upgrades On Sale Now 28 Jul 2017, 6:24 am

VIP Upgrade packages for Tony’s North American tour dates are on sale now! The VIP Upgrade includes:

  • VIP laminate
  • Tony MacAlpine guitar picks
  • Collectible poster
  • Pre-show meet & greet with Tony
  • Autographs and Photos
  • Soundcheck Access: see the band perform songs not in the show, plus Q&A
  • Crowd-free merch shopping
  • Early/priority entry to venue where possible

Please note:
This is VIP Upgrade does NOT include a ticket to the show. Show tickets must be purchased separately. Please arrive at the venue for check-in at the time specified on your upgrade receipt. You will collect your laminate, picks and poster then.

– Sep 01: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 06: Denver, CO – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 08: Kansas City, MO – Prohibition Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 09: Omaha, NE – Wired Pub & Grill [Tickets]  [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 10: Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 11: Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music [Tickets] [No VIP Upgrade for this show]
– Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 14: Chicago, IL – Reggies [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 15: Detroit, MI – Token Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 16: Niagara Falls, NY – Hard Rock Cafe [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 17: Toronto, ON – The Garrison [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 18: Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 19: Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 21: Boston, MA – Sonia [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 22: New York City, NY – DROM [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 23: Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 25: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 26: Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 27: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 28: Memphis, TN – RockHouse Live [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 30: McKinney, TX – The Guitar Sanctuary [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 01: Houston, TX – Acadia Bar & Grill [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 02: San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Bar and Live Music Venue [Tickets]  [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 04: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 05: Mesa, AZ – Club Red [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 06: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 18: Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 19: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 20: Portland, OR – Analog Theater & Cafe [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 21: Seattle, WA – El Corazon [Tickets] VIP Upgrade]

If you have questions about the VIP Upgrade, contact us: vipupgrade [at] tonymacalpine.com

North American Tour – Fall 2017 26 Jun 2017, 7:33 pm

Tony MacAlpine 2017 North American Tour

Hello Friends!

I’m excited to announce my upcoming Fall North America Tour, with special guest Felix Martin! We’ll be returning to some of our favorite cities and venues, and some new cities too – including shows in Canada!

My band will feature Pete Griffin on bass, Gergo Borlai on drums, and Nas Abdalla on guitar.

Here are the tour dates announced so far. We’ll be confirming more in the days and weeks to come. The tour kicks off in early September through mid-October. Keep checking my Facebook page, Twitter and my Tour Dates page for updates… plus follow me on Instagram!

Special VIP Soundcheck packages will be available as a separate add-on to your regular ticket. We’ll update you with more details on that soon.

– Sep 01: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 06: Denver, CO – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 08: Kansas City, MO – Prohibition Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 09: Omaha, NE – Wired Pub & Grill [Tickets]  [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 10: Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 11: Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music [Tickets Soon] [No VIP Upgrade for this show]
– Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade Soon]
– Sep 14: Chicago, IL – Reggies [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 15: Detroit, MI – Token Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 16: Niagara Falls, NY – Hard Rock Cafe [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 17: Toronto, ON – The Garrison [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 18: Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 19: Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 21: Boston, MA – Sonia [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 22: New York City, NY – DROM [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 23: Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 25: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 26: Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 27: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 28: Memphis, TN – RockHouse Live [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 30: McKinney, TX – The Guitar Sanctuary [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 01: Houston, TX – Acadia Bar & Grill [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 02: San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Bar and Live Music Venue [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 04: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 05: Mesa, AZ – Club Red [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 06: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]

– Oct 18: Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 19: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 20: Portland, OR – Analog Theater & Cafe [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 21: Seattle, WA – El Corazon [Tickets] VIP Upgrade]

JamPlay Live – Wednesday June 21! 18 Jun 2017, 7:52 pm

Tony will be teaching and performing a live master class on JamPlay.com Wednesday, June 21st at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT.

Tony will appear on Jamplay.com for a one-time, live master class and performance on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00pm EST/3:00pm PT. This will be a day of interaction, performances, and lectures from one of the top guitarists in the world. Mark your calendar and register for this free live class, no credit card required. It’s completely free to attend but you must register. Sign up now at http://bit.ly/2skwA3l

Tony at Guitar Workshop Plus – Seattle 4 Apr 2017, 2:47 am

Tony is pleased to be part of the Guitar Workshop Plus program this year! He’ll be teaching, performing, jamming, and hanging out talking all things music at the Seattle workshop – August 13-18. Come on out and join us! Also appearing will be the amazing Mike Keneally, and Peppino D’Agostino.

Attend any one of the GWP sessions in San Diego, Toronto, Nashville, or Seattle this summer for an amazing experience learning and playing with some of the finest musicians around!

For more information or to register, visit www.guitarworkshopplus.com or call 905-567-8000.

Tony at John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe – August 7-11 28 Jan 2017, 3:34 am

Tony will be one of the special guests at John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe – happening August 7-11 at Glen Cove, New York.

John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!  Your 4 days and nights at John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe will feature hands on, interactive workshops with John and his special guests, small group jamming sessions and full concerts from the artists beginning at 10am and going late into the night.

Along with Tony, this year’s special guests include Tosin Abasi, Devin Townsend, Rusty Cooley, Andy James, Mike Mangini, Andy McKee, Jason Richardson and more!

To register for this amazing event, visit http://www.johnpetruccisguitaruniverse.com/

New York Shows – February 10 & 11, 2017 21 Dec 2016, 10:54 pm

NEW YORK! We are playing The Iridium for two nights – February 10 and 11, 2017, 2 sets per night! These will be Tony’s first east coast shows since recovering from illness. Tony and the band will perform different sets on the 10th and 11th! Tickets are on sale NOW:

Feb 10 8pm- http://t-m.ac/2igKTzI
Feb 10 10pm- http://t-m.ac/2hbkPZl

Feb 11 8pm- http://t-m.ac/2hbjKjY
Feb 11 10pm- http://t-m.ac/2igJJEi

My band will be Aquiles Priester on drums and Bjorn Englen on bass.

NAMM Shows in January 3 Dec 2016, 4:29 am

Tony will be playing two shows on NAMM weekend!

On Saturday night January 21, Tony will be headlining the X-Jamm 2017, also featuring Travis Larson Band, Andy Timmons, Mike Keneally and others!  Tickets are $20 at the door, food, drink and seating available!  If you’re enjoying NAMM weekend or just nearby, you won’t want to miss this event!

On Sunday night, January 22, Tony will be performing at The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA. Don’t miss seeing Tony perform in this intimate venue!  Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out!

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