Yngwie Malmsteen to be inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN TO BE INDUCTED INTO HOLLYWOOD’S ROCKWALK
Yngwie Malmsteen, will be inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk on Monday, October 13 at noon. Yngwie’s masterful technique, innovation, and flamboyant showmanship has mesmerized listeners since the early 1980s and inspired generations of aspiring guitarists around the world.
Hollywood’s RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. Yngwie Malmsteen’s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and Earth Wind & Fire among numerous others.
In addition to the above…
The global rock guitar community will undoubtedly mark October 14, 2008 on their calendars, as this is the exact date that Yngwie Malmsteen will be issuing his latest studio triumph, ‘Perpetual Flame.’ The album will the first-ever Yngwie album to be released via Rising Force Records (distributed via Koch), while the album also marks the debut on an Yngwie album by ex-Judas Priest/Iced Earth frontman, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens.
Twelve tracks of pure six string metallic bliss (which stretches to almost 70 minutes total), the album was produced and engineered by Yngwie himself, and mixed by Roy Z (who has previously worked with Judas Priest and Bruce Dickinson, among others). Joining Yngwie and Ripper on the album is keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Patrick Johansson (Yngwie contributed bass, additional keyboards, and vocals, as well), but on tour, Michael Troy will supply keyboards, and Bjorn Englen will be laying down the bass. A supporting tour of the U.S. and Canada is slated to run through all of October.
In addition to the arrival of ‘Perpetual Flame’ in October, another career highlight is slated for the following month – Yngwie has teamed up with the Fender® Custom Shop to reconstruct his beloved Yngwie Malmsteen “Play Loud” Stratocaster® guitar, which be unveiled globally on November 28th (limited edition of 106 tribute series guitars) and there will be a slew of CD reissues of Yngwie classics to soon be announced. And the accolades continue to pour in – ‘Roadie Crew Magazine’ organized a poll in which 330 respected rock guitarists were asked to vote for their favorite guitarist of all-time. Yngwie checked in at a lofty number 3, only behind fellow legends Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen. Without question, 2008 is shaping up to be the year of Yngwie.
COMPLETE TRACKLISTING FOR ‘PERPETUAL FLAME’:
1. Death Dealer
2. Damnation Game
3. Live to Fight (Another Day)
4. Red Devil
5. Four Horsemen (Of the Apocalypse)
6. Priest of the Unholy
7. Be Careful What You Wish For
8. Caprici Di Diablo
10. Magic City
11. Eleventh Hour
12. Heavy Heart
Last but not least, Yngwie on the road.
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN 2008 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
10/04/08 SAN ANTONIO, TX SCOUTBAR
10/05/08 DALLAS, TX GRANADA THEATER
10/08/08 SAN DIEGO, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
10/09/08 ANAHEIM, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
10/10/08 LAS VEGAS, NV HOUSE OF BLUES
10/11/08 VENTURA, CA VENTURA THEATER
10/12/08 LOS ANGELES, CA AVALON
10/17/08 ROYAL OAK, MI ROYAL OAK THEATER
10/18/08 CLEVELAND, OH AGORA THEATER
10/19/08 CHICAGO, IL HOUSE OF BLUES
10/21/08 WILLIAMSVILLE, NY CLUB INFINITY
10/23/08 WANTAGH, NY MULCAHYS
10/24/08 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
10/25/08 LANCASTER, PA CHAMELEON CLUB
10/26/08 NEW YORK, NY BLENDER THEATER
10/29/08 NASHVILLE, TN CANNERY BALLROOM
11/02/08 ST. PETERSBURG, FL JANNUS LANDING
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