A classic rock guitar fan’s dream tour will be making a coast to coast run across the United States.

An all star cavalcade of rock legends, including former and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, MSG, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Yngwie Malmsteen.

The XG Guitar Tour includes full performances by the legendary Uli Jon Roth and current UFO guitar extraordinaire, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing … Black Knights Rising.

Black Knights Rising is an all star project comprised of John West (vocals) Craig Goldy (guitars), Elliot Rubinson (bass). Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards) and Vinny Appice (drums).

Kofi Baker (son of Cream sticksman Ginger Baker) will be drumming for Roth and Joe Lynn Turner* and Tim “Ripper” Owens** will serve as the vocalists on select dates. Black Knights Rising bassist, Elliot Rubinson, the CEO of Dean guitars, will also be holding down the low end of things for Roth and Moore.

Beginning 10 February (Newport, KY), Bobby Rondinelli will step in to replace Vinny Appice. Tim “Ripper” Owens will jump on for the remainder of the dates on that same night while Vinnie Moore exits the tour. Vocalist John West will appear on all dates.

A Dean guitar will be raffled off at every single show on the tour. To enter, simply head to the merch booth and enter your eMail address on a form there.

Dates are as follows:

1/21 Ramona, CA – Ramona Main Stage*
1/22 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*
1/23 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues*
1/24 Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d*
1/25 San Jose, CA – Rock Bar Theater
1/26 Portland, OR – Tonic
1/27 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
1/29 Moorhead, MN The Garage
1/30 Spring Lake Park, MN – POVS
1/31 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
2/1 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
2/2 Westland, MI Token Lounge
2/3 Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/4 Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
2/5 Hartford, CT INFINITY Hall
2/6 Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
2/7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/8 NYC, NY – BB Kings
2/9 Springfield, VA Empire
2/10 Newport, KY Southgate House**
2/11 Kansas City, MO The Scene**
2/12 Dallas, TX Trees**
2/13 Houston, TX Concert Pub North**

Canadian rockers Old James will be the support act on all shows.

For more info check out https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeGuitarTour




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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