The virtuoso Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (Alcatrazz, Steeler) announced new 2022 tour dates for the United States, Argentina, Chile and Brazil next August and October. He is still promoting his record “Parabellum” released in 2021.
Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden back in 1963 and as a young boy, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. But that all changed on September 18th, 1970 when he saw a TV special on the late Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched in awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.
At the age of 10 he formed Track On Earth, his first band that only had him and a friend from school playing the drums. He released 22 studio albums in a career spanning over 40 years. Some of his biggest influences are classical composers like: Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi. He incorporated those inspirations on his playing and made him one of the responsibles for the birth of the neo-classical genre.
His first solo album “Rising Force”, released in 1984 won the Guitar Player’s award for Best Rock Album and was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Instrumental”, reaching no. 60 on the Billboard album chart.
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