FROM THE ARISTOCRATS
After the successful launch of the debut album and tours of Far East Asia and US/Canada east coast in 2011, the Aristocrats are now ready for more action in early 2012 - starting out with a short west coast tour after the NAMM Show in Los Angeles. After a pair of already-sold-out shows in San Pedro during NAMM weekend, the band heads up the coast for a show at Biscuits & Blues in downtown San Francisco on Friday 1/27, and then two shows at the Rendezvous in Seattle on Saturday 1/28 and Sunday 1/29.
Then in February The Aristocrats will fly down to Costa Rica for a gig on Saturday 2/25 that will also feature Greg Howe and his band, and guitarist Alex Hutchings from the U.K. After that, the band returns to Southern California for a show on Friday 3/2 at Brick By Brick in San Diego...
...and then a big show at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Sunday 3/4 Sun as the headliner for the WesFest 7 benefit concert, a four-act show that will also feature Mike Keneally (as an artist, and also sitting in with The Aristocrats for three tunes!), and several other superb artists. This is a major event in the heart of LA that you won't want to miss, and it's for a great cause as well.
Right after WesFest, the band is straight off to London to start a big tour of Europe that will cover the U.K., Holland, France, Spain, Turkey and Israel. The U.K. portion of the tour will feature the prog power trio Godsticks as the opening act, and the guys are grateful for their support and psyched to have them opening up for them in Guthrie's home country.
Guthrie, Bryan and Marco are really looking forward to getting out there and playing live once again, and the groundwork is being laid right now for more touring and album releases in the not-too-distant future.