The king of neo-classical shred guitar, Swedish-born legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, will be featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” this Saturday morning, May 11th. Malmsteen will discuss his brand new autobiography Relentless: A Memoir, his latest album SPELLBOUND and more with program host Scott Simon. Programming times vary, click here to find a station and schedule in your area. Yngwie Malmsteen is currently on a North American headlining tour in support of his latest album, SPELLBOUND. Please see below for remaining tour dates.
Relentless: A Memoir chronicles Yngwie Malmsteen‘s journey from humble beginnings in Sweden to contemporary life as one of the world’s greatest guitarists and is in stores now. The guitar legend has also been keeping busy with www.relentlessshred.com, his brand new guitar tutorial website. At www.relentlessshred.com fans and players worldwide at every level can log on to learn from the master himself.
For nearly three decades, Grammy-nominated Swedish guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen has been amazing audiences with dazzling technical speed and ability. Malmsteen‘s signature style of playing, which combines elements of seemingly disparate styles of music – metal and classical, spawned the now commonplace genres of heavy metal known as “shred guitar” and “neo classical” and earned Malmsteen the title “the Paganini of heavy metal”. Malmsteen was the first guitarist to have his own Fender signature guitar model (even before Eric Clapton). He has graced the cover of more than 200 magazines worldwide, has won every guitar award imaginable and to date, has sold millions of records. Time named Malmsteen one of the “Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players”, an honor he shared with the likes of Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. “Guitar Hero” enthusiasts know they have arrived when they are bestowed with the Yngwie Malmsteen award in the Xbox 360 version of “Guitar Hero 2”. The award signifies a 1000+ note streak in succession.
Yngwie Malmsteen North American headlining tour:
10 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
11 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre
12 Ventura, CA Majestic Venture Theatre
13 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
14 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
16 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
17 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live – Out Doors
18 Houston, TX Outdoors Houston Guitar Festival
21 Sauget, IL Pops
23 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
24 Orlando, FL Plaza Theatre
25 Miami, FL Grand Central
26 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theatre
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