Guthrie Govan: the Aristocrat makes it to the big time!

Besides working on getting the debut album from this super power trio finished, I've been super busy planning and organizing short regional tours for this band and here's what I have so far. A short US west coast tour in late-June and a Far East tour of Korea and Japan in July-August are essentially set in stone.


June 18 Sat 6PM - Wild West Guitars / Voodoo Lounge in Riverside, CA

June 19 Sun 6PM - Alva's Showroom in San Pedro, CA (60 seats only)

June 21 Tue 9PM and 11PM (two sets) - The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA
June 22 Wed 9PM and 11PM (two sets) - The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA
June 24 Fri 8PM and 10PM (two sets) - Biscuits & Blues' Union Room in San Francisco, CA

July 18 ~ July 23 - Two concerts and two TV show concerts in Seoul, Korea
July 25 ~ Aug 2 - Seven shows in Sendai, Koriyama, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kochi

U.S. / CANADA NORTHEAST - Dates, venues and showtimes to be announced
Sep 24 Sat - Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show in Raleigh, NC

We're working on the exact dates and other details for the following cities and we expect to have everything finalized by the end of May.

Washington DC
New York City
Boston (Berklee Performance Center)
Burlington, VT
Montreal, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Chicago, Illinois
This US/Canada tour will cover Sep 24 ~ Oct 9. More info to come. Stay tuned!

We're shooting for early-November but other things will need to fall into place first. The countries we're looking at for Europe are:

UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Can't guarantee that we'll make it to all of 'em but we're starting to get the feelers out now.

Guthrie is finally getting the recognition he deserves in the mainstream guitar press. The July issue of Guitar Player will feature Guthrie on the cover with a big article/interview story that heralds the arrival of a major talent in the guitar scene. The issue will hit the newsstands in early-June.

It's been a long time coming but better late than never and this is only the beginning because Guthrie's career is still at the early stages with just one solo album and the Aristocrats super power trio album still in the works. I'm planning a lot of clinic-concert tours for the remainder of this year and all of 2012.

The attendance during these tours has been rising steadily over the past few years and that last show of the tour in January culminated with nearly 1,000 people at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Jan 28, '11. Here is a pic of the venue around 10 minutes before the start of Guthrie's concert with the Jon Finn Group. The Guthrie Era has arrived, folks, and it's only getting started...