Yngwie-fucking-Malmsteen is coming to Vancouver after all! And so's Slash!

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      Last month I did a blog about how a lot of amazing rock guitarists—Pat Travers, Jake E. Lee, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, et cetera—were playing Stateside gigs this year but weren't crossing the border to bring us Canucks a taste of their wild licks.

      Well, over the weekend Travers played a whiskey-snortin' gig at some place in Tacoma called the Lucky Dog Casino, so he's long gone by now. But it looks like Malmsteen and Slash are coming our way after all. My response to that is: fuckin'-AAA!

      Although it hasn't been announced yet, my investigative journalism skills (i.e. looking on Ticketmaster) have revealed that Malmsteen will appear at the River Rock Show Theatre on June 28 as part of the Guitar Gods show, which also features Uli Jon Roth, Bumblefoot, and Gary Hoey. Tickets for that gig will go on sale next Thursday at noon.

      And all those Slash/Guns N' Roses freaks who were thinking they'd have to travel down to the Gorge to see the top-hatted guitar hero play with Aerosmith on August 16, you can now see him and his band the Conspirators—featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy—the day before at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. Tix for that one go on sale Friday.

      Thank you, Gods of Rock, for shining on our fair city!

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      Meathead

      May 6, 2014 at 9:28pm

      Great shows shame about the venue...

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      A. MacInnis

      May 8, 2014 at 1:13am

      Newt, one of the bands I caught at the Wacken Metal Battle actually brought Malmsteen, among others, to mind - extreme guitar worship, great jammy passages with two guitarists soloing and grinning wildly. They're called OmnisighT, and you should probably check them out, even if only for the solos! (I wasn't wild about the songs per se but the solos - and the overall energy - were GREAT!).

      Steve Newton

      May 8, 2014 at 9:53am

      thanks for the heads-up Big Al!

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      Blake Rurik@ OmnisighT

      May 22, 2014 at 1:13am

      Hit us up at OmnisighT Facebook etc... We'll put you on the guest list for June 7th @ The Rickshaw... Decide for yourself... Lets have a beer and chat shred... \m/

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZI7HnHaKx8

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      Ron Vaughan

      Jun 29, 2014 at 12:06am

      Saw Yngwie tonite. He was as always great. But you could just tell, he is still a sleazzy douche. His bass player kept pimping his merch, etc. And callin him the greatest player ever. Now thats just sleazze. Gary Hoey was totaly awesome. What a player. Bumble dude???????I dunno. Cheers

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