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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West Will Join Forces For The "3 Guitar Heroes" Tour
Michael Schenker,Uli Jon RothandLeslie Westwill join forces for the"3 Guitar Heroes"tour in October/November. ManagerBob Ringewas the mastermind behind the union, and there are some very special surprises up their collective sleeves for this excursion. Following sets by each of these legends, the evening will climax with a jam of all "3 Heroes" on stage together, with special guests earmarked to join them in most markets. On the plans for this excursion,Leslie Westshared, "I am honored to be a part of the'3 Guitar Heroes'tour withUli RothandMichael Schenker. "My managerBoband I have been discussing a run like this for ages, and when the opportunity came up I hopped on board. That's right - the guy who just had his leg amputated. "These guys are monster players and this should be a lot of fun." AddedMichael Schenker, "It is very exciting to be part of a tour that has very deeply rooted connections with two guitarists that have been at their best since the start of their careers. "When I was around 14 years old, I saw a guy on stage playing amazing guitar. It wasUli, and he was around my age. Three years later while with theScorpions, I chose to joinUFOand found the best possible replacement inUli. I knew my brotherRudolfandKlauswere in good hands. "When I was 16 years old,Leslie Westwas one of my favorite guitarists. He had just recorded'Theme For An Imaginary Western'with Mountain, a song featuring one of my all-time favorite lead-breaks on it. Looking back,Leslieis the last guitarist I ever copied seeing that from when I was 17 on, I went completely my own way. "So, here we are after all these years on stage together, celebrating the phenomenon - rock guitar." The"3 Guitar Heroes"tour is booked byWayne ForteandBen ShpritsatEntourage Talent, and managed byBob RingeofSurvival Management. The itinerary includes appearances in: Oct. 06 - Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro Oct. 08 - Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse Oct. 09 - Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey Oct. 12 - Foxborough, MA Showcase Live Oct. 13 - Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Oct. 14 - New York, NY Irving Plaza Oct. 15 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts Oct. 16 - Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre At Westbury Oct. 19 - Baltimore, MD Sound Stage Oct. 20 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues Oct. 21 - Cincinnati, OH Bogart's Oct. 22 - Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL House of Blues Nov. 04 - Dallas, TX House of Blues Nov. 05 - Houston, TX House of Blues Nov. 11 - Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino Additional dates will be announced shortly.