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Mexico City – January 15!
October 24, 2016


Mexico City! We are finally coming to play live for you on January 15 at Bar Rock Son, presented by Shred Guitar Masters!  My band, Aquiles Preister on drums and Bjorn Englen on bass, will be playing the entire Edge Of Insanity and Maximum Security albums, along with material from my new album Concrete Gardens.

Tickets are on sale October 28 at 7pm. We will be meeting and signing autographs for the first 50 people to buy tickets! More info here.

Tony MacAlpine comes to Mexico City

October West Cost Tour Supporting Steve Vai
August 17, 2016


Hello Friends and music family! I hope all is well for everyone reading this.

It’s been a while since I have reached out to you, but now the good fortune of health and timing is allowing me to do so. I have been feeling back to normal and tests indicate that all is well in medical land. Deep and sincere thanks to you all for your wonderful support through this very difficult last 12 months.

I will be playing a run of US West Coast shows in October with my trio: Aquiles Priester (drums) and Bjorn Englen (bass).  There will be some solo/headline shows, and some very cool shows supporting Steve Vai!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the shows! I will be playing some carefully selected material from my repertoire. The band and I are very anxious to play for even more of you around the world in the next 12 months.

Have a great summer… play loud and listen proud!

Tony MacAlpine

Tour Dates:
Oct 7: Studio City, CA – The Baked Potato | Tickets
Oct 8: Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center* | Tickets
Oct 9: Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues* | Tickets
Oct 11: San Diego, CA – House Of Blues* | Tickets
Oct 12: Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater* | Tickets
Oct 13: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* | Tickets
Oct 14: Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades* | Tickets
Oct 16: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall* | Tickets
Oct 17: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven | Tickets
Oct 20: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick | Tickets
Oct 28: San Pedro, CA – Alvas Showroom | Tickets

* supporting Steve Vai’s Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour.

US West Coast Tour – October
August 12, 2016


Tony is back, and is playing a series of shows on the US West Coast in October! Shows announced so far:

October 7: The Baked Potato​, Studio City CA | Get Tickets

October 17: Studio Seven​, Seattle WA | Get Tickets

October 20: Brick By Brick​, San Diego, CA | Get Tickets

October 28: Alvas Showroom​, San Pedro, CA | Get Tickets

More exciting news coming next week!

Tony’s band features Aquiles Priester​ on drums and Bjorn Englen​ on bass.

“Confessions Of A Medieval Monument” Live at EMGtv
June 8, 2016

Check out “Confessions Of A Medieval Monument” performed live at EMGtv!

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” at:

An Update from Tony
April 26, 2016


Hello my Friends,

I would like to say hello to all of you and wish you the best for the spring and summer.

In August and September I will be returning to the studio to work on my newest instrumental release that has long been in the making, but regrettably had to be delayed due to uncontrollable circumstances.

It has been a year since “Concrete Gardens” was been released, and in that time I have had much time to reflect on the very long journey that I have been on since my first album “Edge of Insanity.” It is with love and respect that I thank you all for traveling with me on this adventure since the beginning!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been given the green light to return to performing live, and will do that starting on April 30th on tour in Europe with Michel Polnareff Officiel.

Thank you all very much for the positive thoughts, love and support.

The best and only the best to you all. Have a great musical summer! See you out there soon!!


Auction items – Benefit for Tony MacAlpine
December 8, 2015


Check out all the amazing items up for auction as part of the Benefit Concert For Tony MacAlpine! The online auctions begin on Saturday Dec 12 Pacific time, and end December 19th. Up for bids are guitars from: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Steve Stevens, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, John Petrucci, Richie Kotzen, KISS (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer), Jeff Loomis, Vinnie Moore, Tom Morello, Billy Sheehan; signature snares from Gregg Bissonette, Mike Portnoy (coming soon); cymbals from Neil Peart, Virgil Donati (coming soon); a stage outfit from John 5; bass lessons from Rudy Sarzo; and coming soon, a cruise from Axes & Anchors; a cruise from Mosters Of Rock: Shredders From The Deep; a scholarship to Paul Gilbert’s Geat Guitar Escape 3; and a scholarship to Guitar Workshop Plus;  plus amazing raffle items and more!

The Benefit For Tony – Only 5 Days Away!
December 7, 2015

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On Saturday, December 12, the Benefit For Tony MacAlpine concert – featuring the stellar line-up of Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, and John 5 – will take place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs) and Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) are joining this incredible line-up as part of the all-star jam.

In addition to this extraordinary musical event, a wealth of items will be available for auction at the show. Non LA-based fans can also bid by visiting day-of-show through December 19. Auction items include:

MacAlpine’s gear manufacturers – Ibanez, Hughes & Kettner, EMG, Source Audio, Voodoo Lab, and Xotic Effects – have also generously donated equipment to be raffled off at the show.

Check out all the auction and raffle items at:

All proceeds will be collected on behalf of guitar / keyboard virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, and his family (his wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer).

Tickets are on sale now via LiveNation:
Fans who would like to contribute to the cause can also visit:

An Update from Tony
December 7, 2015

Photo by Kris Claerhout

Hello my friends,

I would like to say hello to you all and wish you the best during this holiday season. Regardless of whether you are near or far, this is the time of the year that brings friends and family together.

It has been a while since I have had the energy to write, so I will take this time to give you an update of sorts, a small window into some of my daily activities at this point.

Two months after my surgery on August 28th, I have been strictly following the course of these excellent Doctors of Medicine, and progress is being achieved at a rate they as well as I am encouraged by. It is a difficult routine that I must endure for many more months that involves a very intense series of drug therapies and constant analytical procedures that are overwhelmingly draining because of their brutal side effects, but my eyes and heart are on the big picture which is recovery.

More often than not the biggest hurdle is knowing that after you engage yourself in this fight – this battle on a weekly schedule – you still must reserve some energy to think positive, as that is a very important and necessary mechanic in this healing process.

Your prayers, messages and positive energy are not going unnoticed, and although I have quite a long road ahead, it is not traveled alone, as I have all of you there for support. And I thank you all for that!

I will touch base and give you further updates soon.

Tony MacAlpine

“Man In A Metal Cage” performed live at EMGtv
November 25, 2015

Check out “Man In A Metal Cage” performed live at EMGtv!

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: