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Preview the title track of “Concrete Gardens”
March 19, 2015

The title track of Tony MacAlpine’s new solo album, released April 21, 2015. Pre-order the album and get a free song download: http://tonymacalpine.spinshop.com

Musicians:
Tony MacAlpine – Guitar & Keyboards
Aquiles Priester – Drums
Sean Delson – Bass

“Concrete Gardens” is available as a digital download (in a variety of high-quality and lossless formats), standard CD, and Special Edion 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) and special guest guitar solo from Jeff Loomis!

See Tony and the band perform this song live on EMGtv: https://youtu.be/x6YHJv87zRY


Pre-order “Concrete Gardens” Now!
March 17, 2015

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I’m proud to announce that my new album Concrete Gardens will be released April 21, and is now available for pre-order in Digital Download, Standard Edition CD, and Special Edition CD/DVD versions at http://tonymacalpine.spinshop.com

Pre-order now and get a high quality MP3 of “The King’s Rhapsody” instantly!

Album Tracklisting:
1. Exhibitionist Blvd. 4:28
2. The King’s Rhapsody 4:45
3. Man In A Metal Cage 4:20
4. Poison Cookies 5:06
5. Epic 5:00
6. Napoleon’s Puppet 5:13
7. Sierra Morena 4:52
8. Square Circles 5:12
9. Red Giant 5:10
10. Confessions of a Medieval Monument 5:43
11. Concrete Gardens 5:03
12. Maiden’s Wish 4:19
Album Total Running time: 59:16

Album Personnel:
Tony MacAlpine – Guitar, Keyboards, Bass
Aquiles Priester​ – Drums
Pete Griffin – Bass on 1, 4, 6, 7, 8
Jeff Loomis​ – Solo on 8
Lucky Islam – Bass on 9
Sean Delson – Bass on 11

Mixed by Adair Daufembach
Mastered by Seva

Concrete Gardens (Special Edition) is limited to 2000 copies and includes a bonus DVD of Tony and band performing the album live at EMGtv. Featured musicians are: Tony MacAlpine – Guitar & Keyboards; Aquiles Priester – drums; Pete Griffin – bass; Nili Brosh​ – guitar. Special guest appearance by Jeff Loomis on “Square Circles”. DVD running time approx: 50:00

Pre-order now! http://tonymacalpine.spinshop.com


“Poison Cookies” live on EMGtv!
February 11, 2015

Tony is excited to reveal “Poison Cookies” – 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 will be released in April. Pre-orders coming soon!


“Sierra Morena” live at EMGtv
January 21, 2015

Proudly presenting “Sierra Morena” – a new track from Tony’s forthcoming album Concrete Gardens, performed live on EMGtv.

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.

Pre-orders for Concrete Gardens coming soon!


Happy New Year 2015: “Concrete Gardens” live at EMGtv
December 31, 2014

Another New Year is upon us, bringing along with it many great possibilities and opportunities for us all. We all should strive to achieve the greatest things that are within our reach, and sometimes beyond, because it is through these seemingly difficult efforts that we are rewarded with our best results that can last a lifetime.

This is also a wonderful time to reflect on the passing year and determine if we achieved what we set out to accomplish. Through this process, we should all feel grateful that we had this time regardless of whether or not we succeeded or failed, as this was a learning life experience that no one person can ever take away from us.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be releasing my newest musical odyssey Concrete Gardens in the first quarter of 2015. It is the culmination of a year of writing and performing some of this music in different line-ups, allowing me to bring to you what I feel is my most valuable and honest musical effort to date.

We also filmed a live performance of the album at EMGtv – check out the title track “Concrete Gardens” featuring Aquiles Priester on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, and Nili Brosh on guitar. Mixed by Adair Daufembach.

As always I want to thank you for following me on my past musical journeys and collaborations. I look forward to this New Year, and seeing you all out there on the road!!

Happy New Year!

Tony


“Tears of Sahara” live on EMGtv!
December 10, 2014

We’re excited to reveal the first in a series of videos we shot at EMGtv earlier this year! The first is “Tears of Saraha” from the Maximum Security album.
Joining Tony in the band are Aquiles Priester on drums, Pete Griffin on bass, and Nili Brosh on guitar.
Audio mixed by the amazing Adair Daufembach, and engineered by Greg Wurth.

Stay tuned for more live performances from Tony’s new album “Concrete Gardens” in the coming weeks and months!


Tony’s Rig Rundown on Premier Guitar
November 12, 2014

Tony spent some time with Premier Guitar during the Nashville stop of his 2014 Maximum Security tour. The tour’s namesake album was released over 25 years ago, but Tony’s current setup stays true to his past tones while incorporating a few new twists.

Read the full “Rig Rundown” article on Premier Guitar.


Maximum Security 2014 US Tour kicks off October 6!
September 29, 2014

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Tony’s highly anticipated Maximum Security 2014 US tour kicks off in Denver, CO in one week!

This is Tony’s first solo tour of the USA in over a decade, and he’ll be performing his classic album “Maximum Security” in full as part of the setlist, as well as a preview of his forthcoming new solo album “Concrete Gardens”.  Joining Tony on stage will be Aquiles Priester – drums, & Bjorn Englen – bass.

The tour dates are:

Oct 06, 2014: Denver, CO – Quixote’s True Blue  TICKETS
Oct 08, 2014: Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club  TICKETS
Oct 10, 2014: Chicago, IL – Reggies  TICKETS
Oct 11, 2014: Westland, MI – Token Lounge  TICKETS
Oct 12, 2014: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern  TICKETS
Oct 13, 2014: Pittsburgh, PA – The Hard Rock Cafe  TICKETS
Oct 14, 2014: Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar  TICKETS
Oct 15, 2014: Dunellen, NJ – Roxy & Dukes (presented by NJ ProgHouse)  TICKETS
Oct 16, 2014: New York, NY – The Iridium (2 shows: 8:30 and 10:30)  TICKETS
Oct 18, 2014: Cambridge, MA – TT The Bear’s Place  TICKETS
Oct 19, 2014: Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java  TICKETS
Oct 20, 2014: Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music  TICKETS
Oct 21, 2014: Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar  TICKETS
Oct 22, 2014: Nashville, TN – The High Watt  TICKETS
Oct 24, 2014: Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf  TICKETS
Oct 25, 2014: Houston, TX – CPN Metal Fest @ Concert Pub North  TICKETS
Oct 26, 2014: Austin, TX – Saxon Pub  TICKETS
Oct 29, 2014: Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live  TICKETS


Skype Lessons with Tony – Available For A Limited Time
September 8, 2014

Tony is giving private one-to-one webcam guitar lessons through Skype between now and the US Tour in October.

Tony accepts any level of student, and lessons are tailored to fit the things you’d like to work on with your playing.

Lessons are $100 for 1 hour, $55 for 30 minutes. Payment via Paypal is accepted.

For more information visit: http://www.tonymacalpine.com/webcamlessons/

You can book your lesson by emailing: tmaclessons@gmail.com


Tony to play Metal Millennium 2014 – Bogota, Colombia
August 22, 2014

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Tony is heading to Bogota, Colombia to play Metal Millennium 2014! This is Tony’s first visit to Colombia and he’s really looking forward to playing for his fans who have been waiting for him to visit the country for many years.

Also on the bill is Mägo De Oz, Epica, Angra and Medina Azahara.

Tickets are on sale now – get them here!