Three guitar legends took the stage at the Phoenix Concert Theatre as Yngwie Malmsteen played to fans with the support of Gary Hoey and Bumblefoot.
The Guitar Gods Tour was the concept given life by guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. Malmsteen, known for pioneering the style of classically infused metal guitar playing, is venturing out on tour to bring fans a concert of different guitar styles all performed by experts in their areas.
Rising Force, Spellbound, Razor Eater, Evil Eye, Ouverture / From a Thousand Cuts / Arpeggios from Hell, Live to, Fight (Another Day), Badinerie (Bach cover), Adagio / Far Beyond the Sun, Anthem, Acoustic Paraphrase, Dreaming (Tell Me) / Into Valhalla, Baroque & Roll, Seventh Sign, Trilogy Suite Op: 5 / Guitar Solo / Blues Solo, Drum Solo / Heaven Tonight, Black Star; Encore: Burn (Deep Purple cover with Bumblefoot), I’ll See the Light Tonight
One of the guitarists with Malmsteen is Gary Hoey. Hoey is veteran rock and blues guitarist who, in addition to a successful solo career, has toured with the likes of Brian May, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, Rick Derringer, Deep Purple, and Jeff Beck.
Gary Hoey setlist: Going Down, Lunatic, Deja Blues, Peace Pipe, Born Under a Bad Sign, Utopia, Fade to Blue, Hocus Pocus
The other guitar great on tour was Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Bumblefoot is a noted solo artist and also a member of Guns N’ Roses for since 2008 and has also played with Lita Ford.
Bumblefoot setlist: Abnormal, Turn Around, Guitars SUCK, Objectify, Guitars Still Suck, Raygun, The Pink Panther Theme (Henry Mancini cover)
Our photographer, Mark Skinner, was on hand to capture this great night of guitar rock. Here are his images from that night.