Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen‘s May 7 concert at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fresno, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user fresnosean379).
Malmsteen told the Los Angeles Daily News about his current string of California shows: “They’ll be pretty much the same what I always do: just craziness, a lot of guitar solos, a lot of smoke machines, a lot of Marshall stacks. I’ve got to throw in some of the new songs too, but it’s not going to be like I’m going to sit in a chair and play the blues. It’s going to be a full-on blast, Malmsteen-style show.”
Yngwie released a new album, “Blue Lightning”, on March 29 via Mascot Label Group. On the disc, Yngwie pays homage to those from the blues world who have fueled his artistic spirit for so long. “Blue Lightning” also includes four original tunes that bring to the fore Malmsteen‘s love for the blues. “I have always featured songs with a blues groove on albums,” he said in a press release. “So, having my own material in this vein was very natural for me.”
Among the songs Malmsteen tackles on “Blue Lightning” are classics by THE BEATLES (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Jimi Hendrix (“Foxey Lady”, “Purple Haze”), THE ROLLING STONES (“Paint It Black”), ZZ TOP (“Blue Jean Blues”), DEEP PURPLE (“Demon’s Eye”, “Smoke On The Water”) and Eric Clapton (“Forever Man”).
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