Supergroup rock trio The Aristocrats, which features guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann, will be kicking off their upcoming European tour with a concert in Malta on September 9, 2018. The tour will see the band bring the its unique and unrivalled brand of instrumental fusion rock to their growing army of fans across the continent up until September 30, when the band plays its last date of the tour in the Italian city of Milan. The shows are destined to be memorable ones, with a unique set list stacked with gems - some hits, and some surprises - lifted from their three mind-blowing studio albums.
The band is excited to get back on the road together, with Guthrie Govan commenting that "it’s certainly been a little while since the last time the three of us made a loud, bewildering noise on stage together", adding that "lately, each of us has been keeping thoroughly busy in a wide variety of different musical scenarios so I have a feeling that all manner of new influences and inspirations might start to reveal themselves spontaneously during these forthcoming Aristocrats shows… I’m really looking forward to hearing what happens!”
Over the last seven years The Aristocrats have toured the world and been greeted with wild enthusiasm and sold out shows. A reviewer for Heavy Mag present at the band’s Melbourne show commented that “it was very apparent that I was witnessing three artists at the top of their game…Most acts could not even begin to emulate the sense of authenticity that came from the stage”.
When it comes to the music, unpredictability is the name of the game. Bryan Beller said "I'm really looking forward to doing what we do best - getting out there and interacting live onstage, where anything can and does happen in a millisecond's notice, and songs can mutate in any direction at any time. And I'm especially excited to revisit some of the stuff we haven't played in a while, throw it back up in the air, toss it around a bit, and see what happens!"
The final word goes to Marco Minnemann, who noted that “You can’t predict or force chemistry. You just basically have to wait for it to fall the sky. With the Aristocrats trio it surely did. When we plugged in and played for the very first time, it was instantly clear to us that something special was going on. It’s great to take this ‘musical threesome’ back on tour. Let’s see if our rubber animals feel like joining us, too (we’re talking about music here folks... just making sure...).”
“Individually these guys are astonishing…together, this is the stuff of dreams" [The Progressive Aspect]
The Aristocrats will be playing at Teatru Salesjan in Sliema on Sunday, September 9, 2018. For more information, click here.