PAUL GILBERT To Stage North American Run In Support Of New Studio Album

May 15, 2019, 2 months ago

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PAUL GILBERT To Stage North American Run In Support Of New Studio Album

Paul Gilbert will be staging appearances across North America in support of his May 17 release, Behold Electric Guitar. The itinerary begins on May 25 at Denver’s Oriental Theater and wraps June 30 in his hometown of Portland, OR at the Aladdin Theater.

Tour dates:

May
25 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater
26 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
28 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club
29 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
30 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
31 - Westland, MI - The Token Lounge

June
1 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile West
2 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box Supper Club
5 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
6 - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall
7 - Gaithersburg, MD - Union Jack’s Rio
8 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
9 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
11-13 - New York, NY - Iridium Jazz Club
14 - Falls Church, VA - The State Theatre
16 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
17 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
20 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
21 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe
22 - Austin, TX - The Parish
23 - Lubbock, TX - Jake’s Sports Café
26 - Scottsdale, AZ - BLK Live
27 - West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey A Go Go
28 - Las Vegas, NV - Counts Vamp’d
30 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

After his recent move to Portland, Oregon, Paul set out to connect with the best and grooviest musicians in the area, and record an album in his brand-new hometown. Brian Foxworth (drums) and Asher Fulero (keyboards) were both obvious choices to play Paul's mix of rock, blues, jazz, and pop flavors. When Paul's regular Portland bassist Kelly Lemieux was unavailable (due to his touring with Buckcherry), Paul reached out to New Orleans bass legend, Roland Guerin. Roland came to Portland weeks before the recording dates for intense rehearsing and arranging sessions.

With the band complete, Paul enlisted legendary producer and engineer John Cuniberti. John is well known for his work with Joe Satriani, but Paul was primarily interested in John's expertise with "one mic" recording. Paul explains, "It's so easy to make albums with overdubbing and editing these days, but I really prefer playing live and just getting the music to sound right because the musicians, the songs, and the performances are good." After hearing Paul's band, John recommended a few more mics, but still agreed that the music worked best as live performances with no overdubs. "There is not one overdub on the record. Everything you hear is four guys jamming, listening to each other, and making room for each other. The music almost mixes itself that way! And it's just a great mindset to have. When you know that you won't be fixing or adding parts later... It keeps your mind very active to get things right!"

Behold Electric Guitar can be pre-ordered  here.

Tracklisting:

“Havin' It”
“I Own A Building”
“Everywhere That Mary Went”
“Love Is The Saddest Thing”
“Sir, You Need To Calm Down”
“Let That Battery Die”
“Blues For Rabbit”
“Every Snare Drum”
“A Snake Just Bit My Toe”
“I Love My Lawnmower”
“A Herd Of Turtles”
“Things Can Walk To You"

"Things Can Walk To You" video:

"Havin' It" video:



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