US guitar legend Eric Johnson has announced a UK tour
, the celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time
,” returns to the UK in 2013 for a tour that kicks off at the London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April.
will start at ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 26th September, followed by general on-sale date of Friday 28th September from www.thegigcartel.com
and 0844 478 0898
The 6-date tour will showcase material from his current album Up Close, as well as from his rich back catalogue, including the classic Cliffs of Dover.
London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire (April 3) %u2028Harrogate Theatre (April 4) %u2028Edinburgh Queen's Hall (April 5) %u2028Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (April 6)%u2028 Birmingham Town Hall (April 7) %u2028Salisbury City Hall (April 8)
His critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 1990 recording Ah Via Musicom produced the single Cliffs of Dover, for which he won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (the track also appeared on Guitar Hero 3 – Legends of Rock).
In 1996 he joined forces with Joe Satriani
and Steve Vai
for the original and legendary G3 tour that garnered a worldwide audience with the platinum selling CD/DVD. Johnson’s best known for playing stock Fender Stratocasters and Gibson ES-335 electric guitars through a triple amp setup, consisting of vintage Fender and Marshall amplifiers.