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Update on Tony’s Health
August 29, 2015

Hello it’s Mike, Tony’s manager, checking in with some good news on Tony’s birthday!

The operation yesterday lasted over 6 hours, and was a success. Doctors removed the tumor and it does not appear to have spread to other organs. It will be a few days before we know if Tony will require additional chemotherapy, or if he gets a clean bill of health, so we are of course hoping for the latter.

Thank you so much for all the messages of love and support that you have sent Tony. All that positive energy made a huge difference, and continues to do so during what has been a difficult time for Tony and his wife, who has also been battling breast cancer since May.

We will have more news in the coming days, and I expect that Tony will check in with a message for you all soon.


TONY MACALPINE POSTPONES ASIA AND AUSTRALIA TOURS DUE TO ILLNESS
August 24, 2015

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To my friends in Asia and Australia, it is with great disappointment and regret that I must announce the postponement of my tours in Asia and Australia.

Last week I was taken to the hospital with severe stomach pains. Following blood work, multiple MRI scans and various procedures, medical doctors discovered a large mass in my intestine, and it seems likely that we are dealing with cancer. My doctors have advised me that this will need to be dealt with immediately, and I am scheduled for surgery this week. Recovery from this surgery will take a month – right when I was scheduled to tour the Australasian region.

Providing all goes well, it is our understanding I should be well enough to perform on the coming European tour.

For Australia and Asia, we are working on rescheduling the shows. We will advise you as soon as possible when the new dates are booked.

In Australia, refunds may be obtained via thumpmusic.com.au.

In Asia, refunds can be obtained through the ticket purchase outlet.

I want to thank Jellybeard Music & Management (our booking agent in Asia) and Thump Music (our booking agent in Australia) for being so supportive in light of this news. We apologize for any inconvenience these tour postponements have caused, but I’m determined to make these dates up, and rock your city soon!

Wishing you all the best,

Tony


Tony to Perform at Israel’s “Titans Of Metal”
August 18, 2015

Israel’s ProgStage Productions​ has announced the addition of guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine to it’s first annual “Titans Of Metal” Event, which will take place in Tel Aviv’s Hangar 11 in December 17th this year.
The event will see these artists performing some of the classics they played and sang in in the past, along with several surprising renditions of other heavy metal classics.

Tony joins the prior published line up of:

Chuck Billy – Testament
Sean Peck – Cage, Death Dealer
Anette Olzon – Ex-Nightwish
Ralf Scheepers – Primal Fear, Ex-Gamma Ray
Ripper Owens – Ex Judas Priest/Iced Earth
Mats Leven – Ex-Therion/Malmsteen
Christopher Amott – Armageddon, Ex-Arch Enemy
Hannes Grossmann – Alkaloid, Ex-Obscura
Graham Bonnet – Ex-Rainbow, Alcatrazz
Fabio Lione – Rhapsody of Fire, Angra
Uli Jon Roth – Ex-Scorpions
Hank Shermann – Sherman/Denner – Ex Mercyful Fate
Michael Denner – Sherman/Denner – Ex Mercyful Fate
Oliver Holzwarth – Ex-Blind Guardian
Bob Katsionis – Firewind
Olaf Lenk – At Vance
George Kollias – Nile
Dean Rispler – The Dictators
Vinny Appice – Ex Dio/Black Sabbath
Roland Grapow – Masterplan/Ex-Helloween
Ross The Boss – Death Dealer, Ex-Manowar

Tickets are available at:  http://rockstage.co.il/tickets/titans-of-metal.html

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Perth Show Date Changed to October 2nd
August 17, 2015

Perth, AUSTRALIA: Announcing a date change for the Perth show in October: Originally scheduled for October 3rd, the show will now take place at the same venue (The John Inverarity Music & Drama Centre) on October 2nd to avoid a same night clash with KISS.

After much deliberation it was decided to move the event to allow both bands to engage audiences of similar tastes on both nights. See you at the show, Perth!

The complete Australian tour dates are:

02/10/15 Perth, Australia – John Inverarity Theater
05/10/15 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
07/10/15 Melbourne, Australia – Bendigo Hotel
09/10/15 Sydney, Australia – Wesley Theater
10/10/15 Brisbane, Australia – Crowbar

Tony’s band for the Australian tour will be Aquiles Priester​ on drums, and Bjorn Englen​ on bass.

Tickets: http://www.thumpmusic.com.au

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New date added in China – Sept 23
August 8, 2015

Tony’s upcoming tour of Asia has been expanded to include a date in Shenzhen, China on September 23. Tony will be performing BOTH his classic albums Edge of Insanity and Maximum Security, as well as tracks from his new album Concrete Gardens. Tour dates are as follows:

09/17/15 Seoul, Korea – Rolling Hall
09/18/15 Busan, Korea – OZ Hall
09/20/15 Taipei, Taiwan – Riverside Live House
09/23/15 Shenzhen, China – On Stage
09/29/15 Osaka, Japan – Music Club JANUS
09/30/15 Kawasaki, Japan – CLUB CITTA’

Tony’s band for the Asian tour will be Bjorn Englen on bass, and Thomas Lang on drums!

Visit the Tour Dates page for more information. More dates are coming soon…


Australian Tour – October 2-10
August 5, 2015

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AUSTRALIA! Tony’s first ever solo tour Down Under is happening October 3-10, presented by the amazing folks at THUMP MUSIC. Tony will be playing both his classic albums “Edge Of Insanity” AND “Maximum Security” in full (including the Chopin etudes!). He’ll also be performing some songs from his new album “Concrete Gardens” too. Joining Tony will be Brazilian drum legend Aquiles Priester, and the amazing Bjorn Englen on bass.

2 Oct: Perth, WA – John Inverarity Music Theatre
5 Oct: Adelaide, SA – The Gov, Hindmarsh
7 Oct: Melbourne, VIC – The Bendigo Hotel
9 Oct: Sydney, NSW – Wesley Center Theater
10 Oct: Brisbane, QLD – Crowbar

Tickets are on sale NOW via http://www.thumpmusic.com.au. Special VIP tickets are also available allowing you early entry to GA venues/ priority seating in seated venues, and a photo/meet and greet, special laminate, poster, and special edition CD/DVD.

Don’t miss this!


“Red Giant” performed live at EMGtv
July 22, 2015

Check out “Red Giant” performed live at EMG Pickups TV!

The video features Aquiles Priester on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, and Nili Brosh on guitar. Mixed by Adair Daufembach, and engineered by Greg Wurth.

Pick up your copy of “Concrete Gardens” with the Special Edition bonus DVD featuring Tony and the band playing the entire album live at: http://tonymacalpine.spinshop.com


Axes & Anchors Cruise – February 20-24, 2016
July 14, 2015

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Rock Fans! Don’t Forget the Stowaway program on Axes Cruise.

Bringing your family and friends is easy. Stowaways (under 21) cruise FREE…as the 3rd/4th passengers in a cabin with someone over 25. Stowaways only pay the taxes.

Once you have booked and your information is verified, you will be refunded your cabin fee for any 3rd and 4th passengers who are under 21.

Go to Axesandanchors.com now to reserve your spot. See you on board!

Just in case you haven’t heard, there is going to be an enormous party on-board Axes & Anchors Cruise, February 20-24, 2016. We sail on Carnival Victory from Miami with stops in Key West and Nassau, Bahamas with our friends who just happen to be your favorite legendary rockers coming along for the fun!

So far, the “guest list” for the entire cruise reads like this: Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, Alex Skolnick, Tony MacAlpine, Tracii Guns, Randy Rhoads Remembered, Gilby Clarke, Dario Lorina and Gabriel Ayala and we’re only halfway there!

Of course, you and your friends are our most important guests and we plan to treat you like the “rock stars” you are! Imagine getting a 5 day/4 night Caribbean cruise that includes

· rocking to 40+ full-blown concerts up close and personal by these guitar gods and their bands… (and at least 10 more to be announced),

· tons of guitar workshops led by your idols and these world class musical virtuosos

· another ton of non-guitar workshops and debauchery that will broaden your metal mojo

· a free professional photo opportunity with each of our musical guests

· all the food you can eat 24 hours a day (did you know that Carnival is known for their food and fanatical service?)

· warm days in the middle of winter to lounge on an exotic beach or by the pool

· a full casino to try and break the bank (or how about some celebrity poker?)

· a fully equipped gym and spa to keep you going despite all the fun

· a duty free shopping mall to save crazy money on your favorite sins and vices

all for as low as $899 per person! Get started with a $250 deposit and equal interest-free monthly payments thereafter to make it one kick-Axe bargain! The Carnival Victory is big enough to party, but small enough that your experience will be personal, unique and a lifetime memory.

To join us on this ultimate fantasy cruise, select and reserve your cabin at AxesAndAnchors.com by clicking on “Book Now!”


New Asia 2015 Tour Dates Announced
July 8, 2015

Tony is coming to Korea and Japan as part of his 2015 Asia Tour. He will be performing both Edge Of Insanity AND Maximum Security in their entirety – plus new material from his latest album Concrete Gardens.

9/17 Seoul, KOREA – Rolling Hall
9/18 Busan, KOREA – OZ Hall
Contact Prillo for information and tickets. 010-6665-1957

9/29 Osaka, JAPAN – Music Club JANUS
9/30 Kawasaki, JAPAN – CLUB CITTA’
More information: http://clubcitta.co.jp/001/tonymacalpine-2015/

Joining Tony will be Bjorn Englen on bass and Thomas Lang on drums!

More dates in Asia to be added soon!


Thank you from Tony MacAlpine
June 15, 2015

Thank you to everyone for your amazing support. We are overwhelmed and humbled by your kindness and generosity in light of the theft of our instruments and equipment in Austin, TX.