YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ANNOUNCES “WORLD ON FIRE” TOUR DATES
Following the overwhelmingly positive reception to his latest album, World On Fire, legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen has announced a spring 2017 U.S. headling tour. Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of Rising Force (1984) as well as songs from the fierce World On Fire, and material from everything in between.
Malmsteen last toured the States in 2016 on the Generation Axe tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, playing to more than 70,000 people over 27 dates. Now, Malmsteen is hitting the road once again, and the “World On Fire” tour promises to be one of his most explosive yet!
The dates are as follows:
May 5 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 11 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
May 16 – Montreal, Canada – Corona Theatre
May 20 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
May 21 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
May 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
May 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jun. 1 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Jun. 2 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Jun. 4 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre
Jun. 6 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Jun. 9 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Jun. 10 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Love Yngwie! The guy is just an amazing guitar player! If you are a fan, World On Fire is a great album! I have never been able to see him live, but I have always been a fan. Doesn’t look like any of the tour dates are near where I live, so I hope there will be some YouTube videos of these dates online.
Yngwie is a great guitarist and influenced a lot of players like Vinnie Moore and Tony MacAlpine. I was privileged to see he perform with Steeler in L.A., and saw him again right after Rising Force was released. Love his work with Steeler, Alcatrazz, and the first couple Rising Force albums. But after that, I lost interest in his music. I think he’s a better guitarist than a musician, and all the music and guitar solos started to sound the same, IMO,…same old neo classical and sweep picked arpeggiated runs over and over and over and over again….
I agree with you, Rattlehead. I have always wondered what Yngwie could do in a real band situation. His songwriting skills are pretty limited. If he could have hooked up with a couple of other musicians that could write great songs, I believe his career would have been much bigger. But his ego would never have allowed that to happen. As it is, you don’t really remember many Yngwie songs, only the amazing guitar playing.