Marty Friedman announces U.S. headlining tour

Marty Friedman live at Gramercy Theatre in 2017 by Lina Glasir

With his ‘Music & Conversation’ event happening in NYC at The Cutting Room right now and with his new live effort ONE BAD M.F. Live!! out now via Prosthetic Records, guitar hero Marty Friedman has just revealed plans to headline a U.S. tour in early 2019.

Friedman states:

This tour will bring upon an avalanche of emotion and aggression, tears of joy, and an unhealthy dose of positive vibes from Tokyo!

The trek features support from Immortal Guardian and kicks off on the west coast in late January. The outing heads east towards the end of the run for a stop at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on February 22 [TIX], and for a show at Garwood, NJ’s Crossroads on February 23. The tour also hits PA and eventually ends in Baltimore, MD at Ottobar.

The band is rounded out by drummer Anup Sastry, bassist Kiyoshi and guitarist Jordan Ziff. Speaking on the outfit, Friedman says:

My band outshines me every night. You will fall in love with Kiyoshi`s stage persona and her playing. I have never seen or heard a bassist like her. Jordan follows in a well-documented tradition of mine, of only playing with super guitarists. Chargeeee [Anup Sastry] will have you laughing as he seems to be straight off The Muppets, while effortlessly bashing through some quite complex drumming.

See all upcoming tour dates below.

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Marty Friedman w/ Immortal Guardian:

Wed 1/23 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
Thu 1/24 Anaheim, CA The Parish at the House of Blues
Sat 1/26 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
Sun 1/27 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
Wed 1/30 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box
Thu 1/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Fri 2/1 Austin, TX Come And Take It Live
Sat 2/2 Dallas, TX Trees
Mon 2/4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street – OKC
Wed 2/6 Sauget, IL Pop’s Nightclub
Thu 2/7 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Fri 2/8 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
Sat 2/9 Minneapolis, MN Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
Sun 2/10 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
Tue 2/12 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
Wed 2/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
Thu 2/14 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi – Indianapolis
Fri 2/15 Chesterfield, MI Diesel Concert Lounge
Sat 2/16 Cleveland Heights, OH The Grog Shop
Sun 2/17 Pittsburgh, PA Crafthouse
Tue 2/19 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
Wed 2/20 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Fri 2/22 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Sat 2/23 Garwood, NJ Crossroads NJ
Sun 2/24 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

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