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10 February 2014

michael kadnar
Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, is proud to announce an initial batch of European tourdates in order to promote his solo album 'I Am The Fire', released on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records.

The touring campaign sees Gus G. kick off with some shows in his native Greece and in Cyprus, teaming up with guitar legend and former Scorpions member Uli Jon Roth as well as Jorn Lande and Mats Levén.

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Furthermore, Gus G. has also confirmed co-headline dates together with guitar virtuoso and former Megadeth member Marty Friedman as part of the "Guitar Universe 2" tour, which showcases a collaboration of two of the world's most exciting guitar players coming to Europe in May 2014.

Gus G. checked in to comment on the touring runs: "Looking forward to starting my tour this spring and sharing the stage with 2 legendary guitar players! Me & Uli Jon Roth will be doing some exclusive shows in Greece this March, while in May I'll be teaming up with another hero of mine, Marty Friedman! Looking forward to playing my new songs from 'I Am The Fire' live for the first time, keep checking back for show updates!"

A first taste of the album has been made available with the launch of the opening track, 'My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén )', via a video seen here:

The album's first commercial single, 'I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)' will be released digitally on February 24th, 2014 in Europe and February 25th, 2014 in North America.

The 'I Am The Fire' album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs.

The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.'s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O'Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.

Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth / "Unity 1" Tour:
07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33 /
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live /
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live /

Gus G. + Marty Friedman / "Guitar Universe 2" Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
11.05.2014 Colmar (France) - Grillen
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L' Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
More dates will be announced soon...



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