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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Gets Spellbound ; New Audio Interview

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Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:12:43 EST

Swedish guitar great YNGWIE NALMSTEEN recently checked in with WVOX Metal Mayhem hosts Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo in New York to talk about his latest album, Spellbound, North American Tour, his formative years and his legendary neo-classical metal guitar prowess that has made him one of the most celebrated players in the history of heavy metal. Indeed, Time Magazine hailed Yngwie Malmsteen as one of The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players of all time in 2009. Click below for audio of entire interview:

"Yngwie Is God"

Malmsteen will kick off his 2013 Spellbound Tour this week. Check out a promo video below:





2013 Spellbound Tour dates include:

April
24 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
25 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
26 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
27 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
28 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
29 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
30 - New York City, NY - Irving Plaza

May
3 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Festival
4 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
5 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
7 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
9 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
10 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
11 - Fresno, CA - Tower Theatre
12 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
13 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
14 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
16 - Dallas, Texas - Granada Theater
17 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live-Out Doors
18 - Houston, TX - Guitar Fest
21 - Sauget, IL - Pops
23 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
24 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Theatre
25 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
26 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum Theatre

June
2 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre
7 - Dubai City, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Rock Festival

Watch for Malmsteen's official biography entitled Relentless: The Memoir, which will be released on May 21st via Wiley publishers.



According to a press release: “Yngwie Malmsteen's revolutionary guitar style—combining elements of classical music with the speed and volume of heavy metal—made him a staple of the 80s rock scene. Decades later, he's still a legend among guitarists, having sold 11 million albums and influenced generations of rockers since. In Relentless, Malmsteen shares his personal story, from the moment he burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in the early 80s to become a household name in the annals of heavy metal. Along the way, he talks about his first bands, going solo, his song writing and recording process, and the seedy side of the rock business.”

The 288-page book is available for preorder via Amazon below:






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