Following the release of his new album ‘Behold Electric Guitar, Paul Gilbert will be taking to the road and playing 9 shows through the UK in September.

The Illinois born, Mr. Big co-founder and Racer X star is now on his 15th solo studio album and continues to enthrall. His latest album was released on Music Theories Recordings in May and received a wave of critical praise with Planet Rock Magazine calling it “immaculate”, Classic Rock lauding its “fret-scorching fireworks” and Powerplay calling him an “astonishing talent” amongst others.

Talking about the upcoming tour, Gilbert says; “After a month of touring in the USA, my band and I are deep into the songs, and warmed up for our upcoming shows in Russia, Europe, and the U.K.! One of my best moments was when my old Racer X bandmate, Bruce Bouillet came to a show and afterwards wrote, ‘Paul and his band killed it… I’ll go so far as saying this is the best I’ve seen him play.’ Thanks Bruce! And thank YOU. See you on tour!”

Paul Gilbert‘Behold Electric Guitar’ September UK Tour

Tickets available from
paulgilbert.com/tour

Mon 16 Sep – The Fleece, Bristol
Tues 17 Sep – Riverside, Newcastle
Weds 18 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thurs 19 Sep – Academy 3, Manchester
Fri 20 Sep – Sub 89, Reading
Sat 21 Sep – Engine Rooms, Southampton
Sun 22 Sep – O2 Islington Academy, London
Mon 23 Sep – The Mill, Birmingham
Tues 24 Sep – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

After his recent move to Portland, Oregon, Paul set out to connect with the best and grooviest musicians in the area, and record an album in his brand new hometown. Brian Foxworth (drums) and Asher Fulero (keyboards) were both obvious choices to play Paul’s mix of rock, blues, jazz, and pop flavors. When Paul’s regular Portland bassist Kelly Lemieux was unavailable (due to his touring with Buckcherry), Paul reached out to New Orleans bass legend, Roland Guerin. Roland came to Portland weeks before the recording dates for intense rehearsing and arranging sessions.

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This week it’s the turn of RPR owner & chief bottle washer Dan Mann to suggest 20 albums for your collection.

The Royal Court Of China - Geared And Primed

The Royal Court of China – Geared And Primed

Alcatrazz - Disturbing The Peace

Alcatrazz – Disturbing The Peace

Hittman – Hittman

Hittman – Hittman

Sea Hags – Sea Hags

Sea Hags – Sea Hags

Metal Church –  Metal Church

Metal Church – Metal Church

Malice – License To Kill

Malice – License To Kill

Racer X – Second Heat

Racer X – Second Heat

Open Skyz – Open Skyz

Open Skyz – Open Skyz

Tommy Shaw – Ambition

Tommy Shaw – Ambition

Warrior – Fighting For The Earth

Warrior – Fighting For The Earth

1st Avenue – Tears & Triumph

1st Avenue – Tears & Triumph

Aces High – Forgive And Forget

Aces High – Forgive And Forget

Foreigner – Unusual Heat

Foreigner – Unusual Heat

Bloodline – Bloodline

Bloodline – Bloodline

Blindstone – Freedom’s Calling

Blindstone – Freedom’s Calling

Michael Katon – Get On The Boogie Train

Michael Katon – Get On The Boogie Train

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The Place You’re In

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – The Place You’re In

Kelly Keeling – Giving Sight To The Eye

Kelly Keeling – Giving Sight To The Eye

Arena – Immortal?

Arena – Immortal?

Storyville – Dog Years

Storyville – Dog Years

This week it’s Staff writer Aaron Chatfield’s turn to suggest ‘Another 20 Albums For Your Collection’

9.0 - Too Far Gone

9.0 – Too Far Gone

Danny Danzi – Danziland

Danny Danzi – Danziland

Hittman – Vivas Machina

Hittman – Vivas Machina

Howe II – Now Hear This

Howe II – Now Hear This

Joshua – Intense Defense

Joshua – Intense Defense

Toxik – World Circus

Toxik – World Circus

Masterplan – Masterplan

Masterplan – Masterplan

Monster – Through The Eyes Of The World

Monster – Through The Eyes Of The World

Murderer’s Row – Murderer’s Row

Murderer’s Row – Murderer’s Row

Axel Rudi Pell – Wild Obsession

Axel Rudi Pell – Wild Obsession

Razzamanaz – Razzamanaz

Razzamanaz – Razzamanaz

Roadhouse – Roadhouse

Roadhouse – Roadhouse

Rock City Angels – Young Man’s Blues

Rock City Angels – Young Man’s Blues

Seven Wonder – Mercy Falls

Seven Wonder – Mercy Falls

Apocrypha – The Eyes Of Time

Apocrypha – The Eyes Of Time

Cacophony – Go Off!

Cacophony – Go Off!

Racer X – Second Heat

Racer X – Second Heat

Wilson Hawk – The Road

Wilson Hawk – The Road

Youngblood – No Retreat

Youngblood – No Retreat

Randy Piper’s Animal - Virus

Randy Piper’s Animal – Virus