Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces Early 2019 U.S. Tour

October 23, 2018

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will show fans that he's "One Bad M.F. Live!!" as he brings his new live album to life across the country starting January 23, 2019 in San Diego, California at Brick By Brick. "Marty Friedman Meet & Greet Experience" VIP packages will be available Friday, October 26 on his official web site, including: one ticket to the show, meet-and-greet before the show, guitar pick pack, VIP lanyard, autographs and Vault CDs.

Friedman declares: "This tour will bring upon an avalanche of emotion and aggression, tears of joy, and an unhealthy dose of positive vibes from Tokyo!"

Joining Marty on the trek will be his band consisting of the stunning female bassist Kiyoshi, wunderkind guitarist Jordan Ziff, and "The Animal" drummer Chargeeee.

"My band outshines me every night," says Friedman. "You will fall in love with Kiyoshi's stage persona and her playing. I have never seen or heard a bassist like her. Jordan follows in a well-documented tradition of mine, of only playing with super guitarists. Chargeeee will have you laughing as he seems to be straight off 'The Muppets', while effortlessly bashing through some quite complex drumming."

Tour dates:

Jan. 23 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Jan. 24 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish at the House of Blues
Jan. 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Jan. 27 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Jan. 30 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
Jan. 31 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Feb. 01 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Feb. 02 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Feb. 04 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street - OKC
Feb. 06 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub
Feb. 07 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Feb. 08 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's
Feb. 09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
Feb. 10 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Feb. 12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Feb. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
Feb. 14 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis
Feb. 15 - Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge
Feb. 16 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop
Feb. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
Feb. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Feb. 20 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Feb. 23 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads NJ
Feb. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

"One Bad M.F. Live!!" was released October 19 on Prosthetic Records on all digital platforms, CD, as well as a vinyl 2LP gatefold set with glow-in-the-dark wax as one variant and black sparkle with clear splatter as the other. "The vinyl version is recommended," says Friedman, "because this is a live album to be enjoyed in the old school manner — with a huge foldout cover, lots of big, cool live shots and info about the show."

Recorded live during Friedman's 2018 "Wall Of Sound" tour on its final show in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018, "One Bad M.F. Live!!" is chock full of his own brand of "feelgood aggression" and an all-out celebration of his music in its rawest form. It's the follow-up to "Wall Of Sound", which was released August 4, 2017 on Prosthetic Records, and debuted on the Billboard chart at No. 12.

Photo credit: Maria Debiassi

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