Tony MacAlpine: new album Death of Roses - Available today



Tony MacAlpine's new album Death of Roses - Available this Friday!

On September 1, Tony MacAlpine will release his brand new album Death of Roses (SunDog Records) - his first album since his battle with cancer. The album will be available digitally through major online stores, plus available on CD, high quality download, and a special 24-bit WAV edition directly from Tony’s webstore, or at the merch table on Tony's upcoming tour!


The 7-track album is the first in a projected 2-part release. Death of Roses continues Tony’s on-going evolution with hook-laden melodies, breathtaking solos, complex rhythms and crushing 7 and 8-string guitar riffs, complemented by his own equally exceptional keyboards. This is built atop a formidable rhythmic foundation laid down by Hungarian drum sensation Gergo Borlai (Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Hiram Bullock), and returning bassist Pete Griffin (Generation Axe Tour, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Zappa Plays Zappa) who also played on Tony’s previous album and live DVD, Concrete Gardens. Says Tony of the band: “Pete is one of my favorite bass players and his contribution to Death of Roses is as rock-solid as it is intricate. Through Pete’s recommendation I was thrilled to discover Gergo’s playing. He really blew me away with his work on the album. He’s unquestionably innovative and I look forward to getting even deeper with these guys on tour.”

“With Death of Roses I really focused on composition and layering,” says MacAlpine. “When I was sick and in treatment I found myself unable to play, and the chemo gave me tremors in my hands and arms. The seeds of this record were planted during my recovery, when I started building the compositions in my head. Fortunately, with healing and practice my faculties returned with a vengeance, and I set about recording this album, and its forthcoming companion.”

During his illness in late 2015, his fellow musicians banded together for A Benefit for Tony MacAlpine at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, featuring performances from Steve Vai, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, John 5, Zakk Wylde, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, Tom Morello, Richie Kotzen, and hosted by Eddie Trunk. The show also combined with an auction featuring items donated from a who’s who of rock royalty.

“The outpouring of support I received from my fellow musicians and crew, fans, endorsements, and the music community at large was overwhelming and it moved me greatly. It served as a huge inspiration for me to get back in the saddle. This album is possible because of their help, and I dedicate it to them.”

Death of Roses was mixed by LA-based Brazilian producer and engineer Adair Daufembach, and mastered by Seva. “Adair and Seva both did really great work on my last album "Concrete Gardens," and they’ve outdone themselves again on Death of Roses.”

As with any true artist, Tony remains driven by the desire to discover new ways to express himself through the music. “I’ve been releasing music for the last 3 decades, and in light of my recovery from recent health issues, I feel re-energized. I have so much more to say as a musician, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.”

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HEREVIP Upgrade packages for Tony MacAlpine’s 2017 North American tour are on sale now!
The VIP Upgrade includes:
VIP laminate
Tony MacAlpine guitar picks
Collectible poster
Pre-show meet & greet with Tony
Autographs and Photos
Soundcheck Access: see the band perform songs not in the show, plus Q&A
Crowd-free merch shopping
Early/priority entry to venue where possible 

Please note:

This is VIP Upgrade does not include a ticket to the show. Show tickets must be purchased separately. Please arrive at the venue for check-in at the time specified on your upgrade receipt. You will collect your laminate, picks and poster then.North American Tour 2017 - West Coast Dates Added!

– Sep 01: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 06: Denver, CO – Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 08: Kansas City, MO – Prohibition Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 09: Omaha, NE - Wired Pub & Grill [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 10: Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 11: Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live Music [Tickets] [No VIP Upgrade this show]
– Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 14: Chicago, IL – Reggies [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 15: Detroit, MI – Token Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 16: Niagara Falls, NY – Hard Rock Cafe [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 17: Toronto, ON – The Garrison [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 18: Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 19: Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 21: Boston, MA – Sonia [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 22: New York City, NY – DROM [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 23: Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 25: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 26: Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 27: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 28: Memphis, TN – RockHouse Live [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Sep 30: McKinney, TX – The Guitar Sanctuary [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 01: Houston, TX – Acadia Bar & Grill [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 02: San Antonio, TX - Jack’s Bar and Live Music Venue [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 04: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 05: Mesa, AZ – Club Red [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 06: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 18: Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 19: San Francisco, CA - Slim's [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 20: To be announced...
– Oct 21: Seattle, WA - El Corazon [Tickets] [VIP Upgrade]
– Oct 22: To be announced...

Felix Martin supporting on all dates.
If you have questions about the VIP Upgrade, contact us: vipupgrade@tonymacalpine.com