RENOWNED ROCK-FUSION TRIO THE ARISTOCRATS TO RELEASE FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS FEBRUARY 16TH, 2024
SELECT UNITED STATES WEST COAST TOUR DATES CONFIRMED AROUND ALBUM RELEASE
(New York, NY) – Renowned rock-fusion trio The Aristocrats have completed their first new studio album in five years. Due out on February 16th, 2024, the trademark Aristocratic musical mayhem is rowdier than ever, but the band’s fifth studio album is truly like nothing else in their catalogue. More will be revealed about the title, artwork, and concept (yes, concept!) of the album in the coming weeks.
Of the new album, The Aristocrats issued a joint statement, “It’s been wonderful getting back out on stages across the world and seeing our fans once again, but we’re even more excited to share our new album with them. We’ve worked harder and longer on this production than on any of our previous releases, and it’s an absolutely wild and wacky musical story that we look forward to telling…It should be a blast!” Click here to access new publicity images of The Aristocrats. Coinciding with the release of the new album, The Aristocrats will headline select dates on the West Coast of the United States. Please see below for the itinerary. Click here to purchase tickets.
Over the past 12 years, The Aristocrats – guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Hans Zimmer, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dethklok), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett) – have established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet.
Global media have gushed with the UK’s Rhythm Magazine declaring them “More fun than fusion has a right to be…” and The San Diego Union Tribune avowing, “If there is a more accomplished, empathetic and versatile all-instrumental trio in rock than The Aristocrats, I’ve yet to hear them…”
The buzz from their supposedly one-off debut gig at the Anaheim NAMM show in 2011 led to The Aristocrats self-titled debut album. Tracked in just eight days, THE ARISTOCRATS (2011) was hailed as an instant classic in leading music publications worldwide, appearing on many of that year’s top ten lists. The Aristocrats then proceeded to make three more critically acclaimed studio albums over the next decade, two of which landed in the Billboard Top 10 Jazz Chart. (Jazz? Ok, sure.) Four world tours and three live albums later, the band is known on five continents as a must-see whirlwind musical experience.
The Aristocrats United States West Coast tour dates – February, 2024:
16 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
17 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
19 Redding, CA The Dip
22 Mill Valley, CA Sweetwater Music Hall
23 Los Angeles, CA The Echo