Paul Gilbert Plans Autumn 2016 Adventure (Not Trouble) Across Europe

Paul Gilbert c.2015 promo pic

During his 30th anniversary year as a professional recording artist, American guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big) will bring his all-star band and traditional, mind-bending live show to Continental and UK audiences this autumn.

This latest round of dates celebrates and highlights his latest worldwide release for earMusic / Edel, I Can Destroy, and his greatest-hits solo career anthology PG-30, released in Japan.

This string of dates follows a simulcast stint in Japan where he brought I Can Destroy‘s CERN atom-smasher metaphor to life by embracing the quantum state of superposition: existing in multiple places at once.

Gilbert takes an enthusiastic approach to guitar and to songwriting. Unaffected by technical or genre constraints, he explores rock, blues, and classic heavy metal with gusto, youthful spirit, and fire. Each song is different, but permeated with the same creative innocence and peerless musicianship he is known for cultivating.

Additionally, for this tour, Gilbert is again offering VIP ‘guitar lesson’ sessions. Eight students maximum per city will be able to take part in these sessions. In the past, Gilbert’s VIP sessions have been intensive, small-group teaching experiences that provided lasting memories and benefit to students.

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Dates, venues, cities, and countries are as follows:

Oct 07 — Uppsala International Guitar Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
Oct 10 — Pumpehuset, Copenhagen West, Denmark
Oct 11 — Stage Club, Hamburg, Germany
Oct 12 — White Trash, Berlin, Germany
Oct 13 — B90, Gdansk, Poland
Oct 14 — Hybrydy, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 15 — Drum Fest, Atto Philharmonic Hall, Opole, Poland
Oct 18 — Plaza, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 20 — Zona Roveri, Bologna, Italy
Oct 21 — Container, Grottammare, Italy
Oct 22 — Bloom, Bellusco, Italy
Oct 24 — Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
Oct 25 — Chango, Madrid, Spain
Oct 27 — Fleche D’Or, Paris, France

Inception-style tour-within-a-tour, the UK Leg:
Oct 29 — The Assembly, Leamington, United Kingdom
Oct 30 — Sound Control, Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 31 — Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nov 01 — Sub 89, Reading, United Kingdom
Nov 02 — The Marble Factory, Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 03 — The Garage, London, United Kingdom
Nov 05 — Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom
Nov 06 — Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom

Nov 07 — De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Nov 08 — Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Nov 10 — Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nov 12 — Volta Club, Moscow, Russian Federation
Nov 13 — Jagger Club, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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