Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has announced a month-long fall 2021 U.S. tour. Support will come from ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5.
Yngwie said in a statement: "America! It's time to get out of the house: I am back and coming to you with 'Parabellum' live! John 5 will be supporting."
Nov. 18 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre Nov. 19 - Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater Nov. 20 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater Nov. 21 - Albany, NY - Empire Theatre
Nov. 23 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Hall
Nov. 24 - Harrisburg, PA - HMAC CENTER
Nov. 26 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Nov. 27 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
Nov. 28 - Richmond, VA - The National
Nov. 30 - Ashwaubenon, WI - EPIC Event Center
Dec. 01 - Columbus, OH - King of Clubs
Dec. 02 - Des Plaines, IL - Des Plaines Theatre
Dec. 03 - Detroit, MI - Diesel
Dec. 06 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
Dec. 08 - Reno, NV - Virginia Street Theater
Dec. 09 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Dec. 10 - Fresno, CA - Tower Theater
Dec. 11 - Montclair, CA - The Canyon Club
Dec. 12 - Santa Clarita, CA - Canyon Club
Dec. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Dec. 16 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Hall
Yngwie's new album, "Parabellum", will be released on July 23 via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Only four of the songs on the LP feature vocals.
This past March, Malmsteen told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about "Parabellum": "I spent the whole year writing and recording [it]. I'm really excited about that. So that was what I concentrated on. Obviously, I wanted to play live, but we all know what happened there."
Elaborating on how he went about making a new studio album during the coronavirus pandemic, Yngwie said: "The thing is, the last few years — 10, 15 years or so, at least — I made records, but I made them, like, I go on the road and I go in the studio for maybe a week, and then I stop and I go on the road. Which is not a bad thing, mind you — that's actually a pretty good thing. But the last time I remember being this intense, I think, was 'Trilogy'. It's not only recording — it's writing too. It's the writing process, it's arrangement — it's everything. And I did go completely crazy in the direction… Everybody knows me for the classical thing, and it's very much that. We'll see how people react on it, but I listened to it just the other day after staying away from it a little bit. It's pretty extreme. I go faster than ever, there's more of everything…"
He continued: "I really enjoy it. I think it's a little different in that it's made in a different way, because I was extremely immersed in this as far as writing and recording and arranging for such a long time that I think it might be a little different end result. But everybody's gonna know who it is. There's not gonna be any weird left turns, like blues or stuff like that — which I love too, of course. But no, this is very much a Malmsteen-esque classical thing that people know but maybe a little extra — maybe a little more extreme than before. [Laughs]"