Tony MacAlpine knows how to blend rock and soul!
The Smith’s Olde Bar is presentingsolo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine Band, on Tuesday, October 21 at 8pm.
Tony MacApline Band, known to prove that he is one of rock’s most amazing and versatile musicians. He incorporates classical, jazz and fusion influences into the hard rock/metal genre on both guitar and keyboards.
He was discovered in the pages of Guitar Player magazine by Mike Varney in 1984, and became a leader in the neoclassical guitar virtuoso movement of the mid to late 80s. MacAlpine was possibly the first new rock guitar instrumental artist of the 80s to break 100,000 units in the USA.His debut album Edge Of Insanity (1986) and sophomore release Maximum Security (1987) are cited by countless guitarists as major influences.
Shortly after, Tony was invited to join the band of fellow guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Tony performed and toured the world with Vai for seven years, playing to hundreds of thousands of people, and appearing on the certified double-platinum DVD Live At The Astoria, London, along with the G3’03 Live In Denver and G3 Live In Tokyo DVDs. He also appeared in the 2008 award-winning motion picture Crazy: The Hank Garland Story making a cameo as Wes Montgomery. MacAlpine will perform all of his classic Maximum Security album on this tour along with brand new material from his next imminent release, Concrete Gardens.
This show also features Travis Larson Band and Lonero!
Check out this interview Tony did with Guitar Gods TV. Also check out other interviews and videos by Guitar Gods on their YouTube channel!