Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann: Aristocrats - We are starting work on a live album!

Hello everyone - it's only days before we start our first tour of Asia in three years! So we'll keep it brief and just send a quick reminder of those dates, plus our now-confirmed select European dates that will serve as the wrap-up of our worldwide Culture Clash tour. But we'll break some news here as well, we promise.

First, the dates:


Aug 4 - Seoul - Gunguk University Auditory - KOREA
Aug 6 - Beijing - Mao Live House - CHINA
Aug 8 - Shanghai - Q.House (QSW) - CHINA
Aug 10 - Tai Peh - Riverside Live Music House - TAIWAN (clinic + concert)
Aug 11 - Hong Kong - KITEC MusicZone - HONG KONG (concert only - this said "clinic" in a previous mailing, sorry about that)
Aug 13 - Ho Chi Minh City - HCMC Music Center - VIETNAM
Aug 15 - Manila - Amber Ultra Lounge - PHILIPPINES (clinic + concert)
Aug 17 - Bangkok - Overdrive Magazine Anniversary (Aksra Theater) - THAILAND (clinic + concert)
Aug 19 - Tokyo - Club Citta - JAPAN
Aug 20 - Osaka - Big Cat - JAPAN


Aug 28 - Rock On Festival (free entrance) - Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), IT
Sep 1 - Porgy & Bess - Vienna, AT
Sep 3 - Harpa/Norðurljós - Reykjavik, ICELAND
Sep 5 - P60 - Amstelveen, NL
Sep 6 - The Woolley Festival - Merkins Farm, Bradford Leigh, Bradford on Avon, UK

Now for the breaking news:

* An edited version of our live show at Paradox in Tilburg, Netherlands will air on Dutch Radio 6 on August 2, 10-11pm (22:00-23:00) Central European Time. Thanks to Pieter van Hoogdalem and everyone and Radio 6 for making this happen! Listen live at

* The bass/drums transcriptions and backing tracks for our entire Culture Clash album will be available at Jam Track Central on September 1. We pushed this back from August 1. It will be worth the wait. :-)

* The BIG news: We are starting work on a live album! Tentatively (and simply) called Culture Clash Live, it looks to be a CD + DVD Deluxe Package culled from multiple shows on the Culture Clash tour. We hope to have it out in late November of this year. More news on this soon!

Thanks again for following along, and stay tuned for some even bigger news about 2015 coming soon. :-)

Best wishes to all,
The Aristocrats