Those of you with access to Japanese TV be sure not to miss Marty Friedman's (former MEGADETH guitarist) Friday night appearances on two consecutive weeks of Tamori Club's 'Sola Mimi Awards' on February 2 and February 9! A special 'Takeyama Sensei!' featuring Marty will air on Saturday night, February 3. There will be two appearances on Hot Wave as well this month. Also be sure to check him out on 'Orikyun', 'Jukebox Eikaiwa', 'Yumeregi', and of course 'Rock Fujiyama' every week as well!
Speaking of 'Rock Fujiyama', a one-of-a-kind 'ROCK FUJIYAMA BAND' concert will take place in Tokyo on Saturday, February 17th. If you are anywhere near Tokyo you will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!
As previously reported, Marty Friedman will embark on a European solo tour in April 2007, in support of new solo album, “Loudspeaker”, which entered the Japanese national chart at position No. 33. This marks the first Top 40 chart position for any of Marty's solo albums. Joining Marty in his touring band will be guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER), drummer Jeremy Colson and an as-yet-undetermined bassist. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Apr. 01 – De Lantaarn – Hellendoorn, NETH
Apr. 02 – Underworld – London, UK
Apr. 03 – Le Trabendo – Paris, FRA
Apr. 04 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, GER
Apr. 05 – Turock – Essen, GER
Apr. 06 – De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NETH
Apr. 08 – Rock Cafe – Prague, CZR
Apr. 10 – Stazione Birra – Morena (Roma), ITA
“Loudspeaker” features guest appearances by Steve Vai, John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), and Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) and is described as “by far [Marty's] most aggressive album yet.” An album not to miss!