Marty Friedman adds South American tour dates

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:32 AM (PST)


Globally-renowned guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN is gearing up for the next leg of his “Inferno” world tour – an extensive jaunt throughout Brazil starting next Friday to support the March 6 domestic release of his acclaimed, Billboard-charting solo release. Altogether, FRIEDMAN will visit 19 Brazilian cities throughout March, followed by stops in Chile and Argentina. Full dates can be found below.

Previous legs of FRIEDMAN’s world tour included a trek across Europe with Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne), a UK run alongside Kreator and Arch Enemy with backing support from “Inferno” guest collaborator Jørgen Munkeby’s band Shining (NOR), a series of guitar clinics across Italy, and a featured set at Japan’s largest heavy metal festival, Loud Park. North American dates are currently in the works.

FRIEDMAN recently returned to the U.S. to appear at the annual NAMM convention, where he made a surprise performance with Steel Panther at the NAMM Jam concert. While in town, he also performed a guitar clinic for Musicians Institute students and alumni and appeared at the Japan Foundation of Los Angeles to present a lecture on Japanese culture and its influence on his career.

Featuring what FRIEDMAN proclaims as his heaviest and most intense work to date, “Inferno” features 12 tracks “rich with complex melodies and nuanced arrangements” (Rolling Stone). Recorded mainly in Los Angeles with Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Children of Bodom) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth), FRIEDMAN included a unique blend of guests ranging from acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to Canadian rock guru Danko Jones and even a songwriting collaboration with his former Cacophony bandmate Jason Becker.

You can purchase a copy of “Inferno” on CD or vinyl directly at or digitally via iTunes or Amazon MP3.


3/6    Volta Redonda, Brazil – Teatro Gacemss
3/7    Vilha Velha, Brazil – Correria Bar
3/8    Rio de Janiero, Brazil – Teatro Odisseia
3/10   Juiz de Fora, Brazil – Bar da Fabrica
3/12   Fortaleza, Brazil – Teatro Ibeu
3/13   Caruaru, Brazil – SESC
3/14   Natal, Brazil – Frutos Studio
3/15   Serrinha, Brazil – AABB
3/17   Maceio, Brazil – Cine Arte Pajucara
3/19   Araraquara, Brazil – Bazuah Eventos
3/20   Limeira, Brazil – Bar da Montanha
3/21   Sao Paolo, Brazil – Blackmore Rock Bar
3/22   Porto Alegre, Brazil – Batemacumba
3/24   Sorocaba, Brazil – Pirilampus
3/25   Maringa, Brazil – Teatro Prefeitura
3/26   Londrina, Brazil – Hush Pub
3/28   Curitiba, Brazil – John Bull Pub
3/29   Ponta Grossa, Brazil – Cine Teatro Opera
3/30   Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil – Hocus Pocus
4/4     Valparaiso, Chile – Teatro Municipal (Guitarfest 2015)
4/6-7   Buenos Aires, Argentina – Academia de Bateria Fernando Scarcella y Salas Washington


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