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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


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 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:

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

Tony MacAlpine - Axes & Anchors

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 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 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:

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.

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.

Check out Tony’s Tour dates to see him on his U.S. Tour:

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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