Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, and Craig Goldy, who represent the best in progressive rock and metal, will be touring the United States kicking it off in Ramona, California.

The XG Extreme Guitar tour features the father of neo-classical guitar and founding member of the Scorpions, Uli Jon Roth who will be joined by Kofi Baker, son of the fantastic Ginger Baker (Cream) on drums with Elliott Rubinson, Dean Guitars CEO, on bass.

Vinnie Moore who is currently the guitarist for UFO will be blazing through his lengthy catalog of solo material with Elliott Rubinson on bass. Vinnie’s playing ability and musical depth are stunning.

Legendary Dio guitarist Craig Goldy will be at the helm of the new Black Knights Rising project. The concept is to provide a vehicle for those musicians who have either written or been greatly influenced by the works of Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore. This all-star band will put their own unique and talented spin on songs mined from the extensive catalogs of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple. The band features Craig Goldy (guitar), Vinny Appice (drummer for Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven and Hell), Elliott Rubinson (bass for Michael Schenker Group, Uli Jon Roth, Carmine Appice) and Mark Boals (vocals for Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, and Ring of Fire).

Opening up this fantastic carnival of music is Toronto, Canada natives, Old James. This is sure to be an outstanding exploration of rock and metal music that will showcase some of the finest musicians of our times.

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XG Extreme Guitar Tour
Jan. 27, 2015 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
Jan. 29, 2015 Moorehead, MN The Garage
Jan. 30, 2015 Spring Lake Park, MN – POVS
Jan. 31, 2015 St Charles, Il – Arcada Theater
Feb. 01, 2015 Chicago, Il – Reggies
Feb. 02, 2015 Detroit – Token Lounge
Feb. 03, 2015 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Feb. 04, 2015 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Feb. 05, 2015 Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
Feb. 06, 2015 Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Feb. 07, 2015 Pougkeepsie NY – The Chance
Feb. 08, 2015 New York, NY – BB Kings
Feb. 09, 2015 Springfield, VA – Empire

About The Author

Chuck is a native Michigander. He grew up in Detroit, and later Pinckney. He now calls Ann Arbor home. Running is in Chuck’s blood. He has run several marathons and numerous other races. His favorite race is Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan. Chuck was first exposed to photography in 7th grade. He has been a photographer ever since, honing his skills shooting landscapes and most recently concerts. In addition to experiencing music from behind the camera, Chuck is a musician in his own right. He has been playing guitar since his teen years. He played in Detroit area metal band, Battalion, recorded two independent releases, and toured. Today when not covering concerts, you can find him online at his blog, Life In Michigan.

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