GUS G. KICKS OFF TOURING; TO RELEASE EXPANDED EDITION OF "I AM THE FIRE" ALBUM



OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. continues to promote his solo debut “I Am The Fire”, which was released in March via Century Media Records, and has now embarked on a run of acoustic dates together with Mats Levén, the main vocalist on the “I Am The Fire” album, before he heads off to perform shows in North America and then also joins up with the Metal All Stars tour (http://www.metalallstars.com) in South America and Europe for touring throughout the end of the year.
 
Here is a list of all upcoming dates for GUS G. in 2014:
 
An Acoustic Evening with GUS G. Feat. Mats Levén - Greece & Bulgaria Tour:
24.09. Drama, Greece @ Cafe Noir
25.09. Sofia, Bulgaria @ Rock It
26.09 Alexandroupoli, Greece @ Notos Stage
27.09 Kavala, Greece @ Mirovolos
28.09 Lamia, Greece @ Bodrum 
30.09 Trikala, Greece @ Kentriki Plateia Live Stage
02.10 Kozani, Greece @ Old School Bar
03.10 Ioannina, Greece @ Irida
04.10 Arta, Greece @ Old Post
05.10 Kastoria, Greece @ Blue Note

"I Am The Fire" North America Tour with special guests Lynam:
15.10 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go
17.10 Las Vegas, NV @ Vamped
18.10 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
19.10 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

GUS G. w/ Metal All Stars, featuring members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Dream Theater and more:
22.11 São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Das Americas
23.11 Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
28.11 Bochum, Germany @ RuhrCongress
29.11 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
30.11 Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
01.12 Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
03.12 Vienna, Austria @ Arena Wien
04.12 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Hala Tivoli 
05.12 Belgrade, Serbia @ Hala Sportova 
06.12 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
07.12 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
09.12 Nuremberg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
10.12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
11.12 Kiel, Germany @ MAX
12.12 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
14.12 Paris, France @ Bataclan
16.12 London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy

Alongside this intense string of touring, a special expanded edition CD + DVD Digipak of the “I Am The Fire” album will be released in Europe on November 3rd, 2014. This limited release will feature 4 bonus tracks and a 62-minutes bonus DVD (Including the album’s 4 official video clips so far, 3 live tracks, 6 guitar tutorials as well as an EPK and Track-By-Track Commentary). Here is a complete tracklisting of the CD:
 
GUS G. -  “I Am The Fire (Expanded Edition)” [62:52] / Tracklisting:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén) [3:15]
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén) [3:23]
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day) [3:14]
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson) [4:26]
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez) [3:02]
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton) [4:00]
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan) [3:14]
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:18]
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr) [4:15]
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto) [3:49]
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund) [4:45]
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:59]

Bonus Tracks:
13. Hesitate (Feat. Tara Teresa) [4:09]
14. Without You [4:59]
15. Last Embrace [2:41]
16. Redemption (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:14]
 
A video trailer for the release can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/vIr_VedTrfw
 
GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on “I Am The Fire” and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER, DEVO) and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), bassists David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, WE ARE THE FALLEN), and vocalists Mats Leven (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION), Blake Allison (DEVOUR THE DAY), Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER), Alexia Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL), Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), Jacob Bunton (ADLER) and Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.'s soulful playing.
 
A few Musician’s Friend interviews with GUS G. have been recently made available to be checked out here:
BlackStar AMPs: http://youtu.be/UQfA9va0c1g
Solo Album & Tour: http://youtu.be/LkVTWUnfSsE
Signature AMP BlackFire: http://youtu.be/loDkmMbxyH8



GUS G. ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN WEST COAST TOUR DATES W/ LYNAM; LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO
"BLAME IT ON ME"






OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. and Birmingham, AL rockers LYNAM will be teaming up for a string of west coast dates in October! GUS G. will be supporting his debut solo album, I Am The Fire, and LYNAM will be supporting their newest release, Halfway To Hell. The dates kick off October 15th in Los Angeles, CA at the world famous Whisky a Go Go and mark GUS' first solo band appearances in North America. 

GUS G. comments: "I'm very excited to play my first solo shows in North America! Expect a killer set-list with songs from my debut solo album 'I Am The Fire', as well as material from FIREWIND, OZZY and some surprises! I'm putting a killer band together for this short run and Mats Leven will be handling vocal duties!  Also, I'm very happy to team up with LYNAM-- they're a killer hard rock band, and their singer Jacob Bunton co-wrote with me and sang a song on 'I Am The Fire'. See you all out there!"

See below for upcoming dates; tickets can be purchased here:www.bandsintown.com/gusg

GUS G. and LYNAM tour dates
Oct. 15 - The Whisky a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 17 - Count's Vamped - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 18 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Oct. 19 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
 
GUS G.'s I Am The Fire was released in North America on March 18th via Century Media Records. A new video for the album track, "Blame It On Me", can be viewed here:
http://smarturl.it/blameitoneme


NEW VIDEO FOR "EYES WIDE OPEN" (FEAT . MATS LEVÉN) LAUNCHED; CONTEST TO WIN A GUS G. GUITAR!


Gus G. continues to promote his solo album debut “I Am The Fire”, which was released last month via Century Media Records and entered the official sales chart in Greece on position # 27 as well as #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at in the USA upon release.


 
A new video clip produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.) for the song “Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)” has just been released! Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C__hEo697-s  

After some successful first solo-dates in Greece last month, Gus G. is soon to also kick off European live-action to support the release of “I Am The Fire” in Europe soon together with Marty Friedman as part of the “Guitar Universe 2” co-headlining tour. Here is a promotional trailer for the tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzIBLRTWku0
 
And here is a list of all upcoming dates for the tour as well as a few of the newly confirmed first festival appearances for Gus G. in 2014:
 
Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Poland) - Lizard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall

More dates to follow soon…
 
Here is the complete track-listing for Gus G.’s “I Am The Fire” album:

Gus G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)
 
Gus G.’s “I Am The Fire” album can purchased as Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/gusg
 
In other news, Gus G. has just launched a competition (which runs up to the end of April) to win one of his signature ESP guitars. Here are more details for the contest run via Instagram:
 
“Show us your best ‘air guitar’ pose on Instagram and win a Gus G. signature guitar! Post a photo of you on Instagram playing 'air guitar' and hashtag #iamthefire. Give us your best pose! The winner gets a LTD Gus-200 BLK signature guitar and will be handpicked by Gus!”
 
Make sure to follow Gus G. on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/gusgofficial
 
Gus G. Online action:
“I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sddPOg1Bb8
“My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)” video clip: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
“I Am The Fire” album EPK: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA
“I Am The Fire” album track-by-track: http://youtu.be/_RGOPMh5lVY


"GUITAR UNIVERSE 2014" VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE! LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE PER SHOW!!!



Your chance to meet and greet Marty Friedman and Gus G on their European tour dates in May 2014. 15 lucky people will get entry into the venue 45 mins before the doors are officially open.

You will pick up your VIP laminate and tour postcard. You will have first option to the merchandise stand with special merchandise prices for VIP laminate holders.

Meet and Greet with Marty and Gus with photo op, and signings. First to barrier!!

The VIP meet and greet is limited to 15 people per show, first come first served. Available NOW! 

For prices and further info:
vipmeetgreet@factorymusic.co.uk

Check out the tour trailer below:

TICKETS: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg


GUS G. - FIRST SOLO ALBUM "I AM THE FIRE" OUT NOW; TRACK - BY - TRACK VIDEO ON LINE !

“I Am The Fire“, the first solo album by Gus G., well known in the metal and rock universe as guitar virtuoso for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, is out now!!

To find out more about each and every song of this record, make sure to watch this detailed track by track video:


 
„I Am The Fire“ is available as digipak CD, LP on black 180gr vinyl as well as digital download. The strictly limited red vinyl and exclusive t-shirt bundle can be found at CM Distro. Get it here:
http://smarturl.it/gusg
 
Don’t forget to check out the video clip for the album’s first single “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sddPOg1Bb8
 
The aforementioned clip was also directed by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe…) who also produced the video for the album’s opening track "My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)", watch it here: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
 
See below for the album’s exact track-listing:

Gus G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)
 
The “I Am The Fire” album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs. The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.’s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.
 
“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing.
 
Gus G. will be touring Europe in May 2014, so check out the dates below & get Tickets at: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg

Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2014” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finnland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finnland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Schweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Schweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Schweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Polen) - Lizzard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Polen) - Progresja
12.05.2014 München (Deutschland) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Deutschlandy) - Musikzentrum * New Show!
15.05.2014 Essen (Deutschland) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (Holland) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgien) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (Holland) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (Frankreich) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall


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