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Tony and band’s gear stolen in Austin, TX
June 14, 2015

In the early hours of Thursday morning, June 11, our tour trailer was broken into while parked in at the Red Roof PLUS Austin South by I35 in Austin, TX.

The thieves took almost all our musical instruments and equipment, including 4 guitars, 3 basses, drums and cymbals, electronics and accessories.

As you can imagine, this has completely hindered our tour. When you take a musician’s instruments you take away their livelihood. There are still over 2 weeks worth of shows remaining on the tour.

We are fortunate that our fans, fellow musicians, and endorsement companies have been able to loan us some of the gear to cover what was stolen so we can continue the tour. This however does not cover the considerable cost to replace the equipment long-term, or the high costs of shipping replacement equipment to us on the road.

Many of our very generous fans wrote to us asking where they could make a donation to get us back on track. We are deeply appreciative of these kind offers, so we decided to set up a GoFundMe campaign.
Following is the list of the stolen items. If you see these please notify us and your local law enforcement.

Tony’s guitars that were stolen:

– his black Ibanez Guitars custom 7-string withEMG Pickups installed (serial LA071509);

– his white Ibanez 7-string with black EMG 707 pickups (serial LA0168);
The above guitars are Tony’s only two Ibanez 7’s and he has been photographed with them extensively.
Also stolen were a Peavy EVH sunburst, a white Carvin 7-string; plus Tony’s pedalboard.

All of Bjorn Englen’s basses were stolen:
– Carvin Candy Red metallic PB 4 custom (sn#: 110677)
– Carvin Black PB 5 custom (sn#: 127828)
– Carvin SeaFoam Green PB 5 (sn#: 109594)
– 2 Carvin wireless transmitters with Guitar straps (inkl 1 red custom alligator)
– EBS 112 bass cabinet
– Misc. Tools, strings, batteries

Aquiles Priester’s drum gear was also stolen:

Mapex USA Drums Saturn IV
1 X 8″X7″ Rack Tom
1 X 10″X8″ Rack Tom
1 X 12″X9″ Rack Tom
1 X 10″X4″ Snare (Steel)
1 X 6″X4″ LP Timbale
1 X Eletronic bag with:
– cables
– heaphones
– ipod support
– 4 roland triggers
– TM-2 roland module
– gibraltar spare parts

Paiste Cymbals
Paiste Bag 1:
1 X Rude China Basher 14”
2 X Rude Splash 10”
1 X 602 Splash 10”
2 X Signature Splash 8”
2 X 2002 PsychOctopus Giga Bell Ride 18”
1 X Signature Heavy Hi-Hat 14”
1 X 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat 15”

Paiste Bag 2:
1 X Signature Power Crash 17”
3 X Signature Power Crash 18”
1 X Signature Power Crash 19”
1 X Rude Basher 18”
1 X Rude Thin Crash 18”
1 X Rude Thin Crash 19”
2 X Signature Heavy China 18”

Please share this post! We hope our network of friends and fans can help us recover our gear.

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Concrete Gardens European Tour Dates
May 18, 2015


Tony is pleased to announce he will be touring Europe in October and November! More dates will be added soon.

Joining Tony is Aquiles Priester on drums, and Bjorn Englen on bass.

Oct 15 Manchester, GB – Band on the Wall
Oct 16 London, GB – Underworld
Oct 23 Reichenbach im Vogtland, DE – Bergkeller
Oct 25 Opole, PL – Drum Fest – Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna
Oct 26 Tychy, PL – Drum Fest – Teatr Maty
Oct 27 Olomuc, CZ – Bounty Rock Cafe
Oct 28 Brno, CZ – Melodka
Oct 29 Nove Mesto nad Vahom, SK – Blue Note
Oct 30 Budapest, HU – A38
Nov 1 Bucharest, RO – Silver Church
Nov 11 Nice, FR – Black Box
Nov 12 Barcelona, ES – Sala Razzmatazz 3
Nov 13 Zaragoza, ES – Sala Lopez
Nov 14 Madrid, ES – Sala Cats

More information can be found on the tour dates page. Track Tony and receive notifications when he’s playing in your area on

“Concrete Gardens” Press and Review Links
May 15, 2015

Here is a selection of press and reviews for Concrete Gardens:

May 18: Sockmagazin – Album Review: Concrete Gardens (Hungarian)

May 15: – Interview with Tony MacAlpine (English) | (Japanese)

May 10: – Tony MacAlpine – Concrete Gardens Review

May 06: The – Tony MacAlpine – Pushing the Envelope

May 01: Musician’s Talk Show Podcast – Tony MacAlpine Interview | Subscribe

May 01: – Album review: Tony MacAlpine – Concrete Gardens

April 27: – Concrete Gardens Review

April 23: – Interview with Tony MacAlpine

April 21: Metal Harem – Concrete Gardens Album Review

April 18: – Concrete Gardens Album Review

April 2: Pickup Artist Magazine – Review and Interview (Japanese/English)

Tony Interviewed on The Musician’s Talk Show
May 1, 2015

Tony gives an hour-long in-depth interview to The Musician’s Talk Show about his new album Concrete Gardens, and goes deep into his career, his beginnings and his views on music and the music industry.

You can subscribe to The Musician’s Talk Show podcast on iTunes, or at

“Concrete Gardens” – Out Now!
April 21, 2015


The wait is over! Tony’s new album Concrete Gardens is out now!

Two years in the making, Concrete Gardens comprises of 12 mind-blowing tracks and features Brazilian powerhouse drummer Aquiles Priester, bassist Pete Griffin, along with bass appearances from Sean Delson, Lucky Islam and Tony himself. The track “Square Circles” features a guitar duel with the mighty Jeff Loomis!

Available now in lossless audio download, standard CD, and limited Special Edition CD/DVD through Tony’s online store. All CD orders come with an instant high quality digital download to enjoy while your CD ships. The Special Edition CD/DVD (limited to only 2000 copies), featuring Tony and band performing the album live at EMGtv. Musicians include Aquiles Priester (drums), Pete Griffin (bass), Nili Brosh (guitar) and special guest guitar solo from Jeff Loomis!

The album is also available via iTunes, and

Check out Tony’s upcoming US Tour dates! Tour dates for Asia and Europe coming soon!

Early Download for Concrete Gardens Pre-orders!
April 20, 2015


If you pre-ordered Concrete Gardens through Tony’s online store, the album is now available to download! Check your email for an updated download link, and enjoy!

If you haven’t pre-ordered the album, you can get it right now at Tony’s Official Web Store!

“Square Circles” live with special guest Jeff Loomis on EMGtv!
April 15, 2015

Tony is excited to reveal “Square Circles” – the newest performance from EMGtv, where Tony filmed his entire new album “Concrete Gardens” live. “Square Circles” features a guest solo trade with the amazing Jeff Loomis!

“It was so much fun to have Jeff play live with me during the recording of the EMGtv video” says Tony, “When we worked on the track ‘Square Circles’ he recorded his solos at his own studio, so it was really exciting to be able to experiment together in a live setting.”

Joining Tony and special guest Jeff Loomis are: Aquiles Priester on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, and Nili Brosh on guitar. Audio mixed by Adair Daufembach. Engineered by Greg Wurth.

“Concrete Gardens” is out 4/21. Pre-order here!

New Track from “Concrete Gardens”
April 7, 2015

Check out “Man In A Metal Cage” – from Tony’s forthcoming album Concrete Gardens – out April 21! Limited Special Edition with bonus live DVD available!

Pre-order here:

“Concrete Gardens” North American tour dates! [UPDATED]
March 30, 2015

Tony MacAlpine - Concrete Gardens Tour 2015

Tony will be touring the US in support of his forthcoming album “Concrete Gardens” – due out April 21. Joining Tony will be Aquiles Priester on drums and Bjorn Englen on bass. LoNero will support, as will Hephystus on select dates.

05/27 Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke
05/28 Studio City, CA – The Baked Potato
05/29 Studio City, CA – The Baked Potato
05/30 Mexicali, Baja California, MX – CEART – Centro Estatal de las Artes
05/31 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
06/04 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/08 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
06/11 Austin, TX – The Saxon Pub
06/13 McKinney, TX – Sanctuary Music & Events Center
06/14 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
06/17 Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
06/18 Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s Live
06/19 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
06/20 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
06/21 Cincinnati, OH – The Mad Frog
06/24 Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
06/26 New York, NY – The Iridium
06/27 Cambridge, MA – Middle East

All dates on sale now – visit the Tour Dates page for more info and ticket links.
More dates to will be added soon.

“The King’s Rhapsody” live on EMGtv!
March 25, 2015

Tony is excited to reveal “The King’s Rhapsody” – the newest performance from EMGtv, where he filmed his entire new album Concrete Gardens live.

Joining Tony is Aquiles Priester on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, and Nili Brosh on guitar. Mixed by Adair Daufembach and engineered by Greg Wurth.

Concrete Gardens is available now for pre-order and will be released April 21!