THE ARISTOCRATS Announce North America “Defrost” Tour for Summer 2022

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“If there is a more accomplished, empathetic and versatile all-instrumental trio in rock than The Aristocrats, I’ve yet to hear them.” San Diego Union Tribune (USA)

“It’s the energy and excitement behind the outrageous chops that makes The Aristocrats so gleefully enjoyable.” – Prog Magazine (UK)

The Aristocrats, (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) will make their long-awaited return to the stages of North America this summer, for the DEFROST tour. The ten-week, 50-show run will mark their first live performances since the “FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020” album was captured, more than two years ago. Audiences starved for some trademark Aristocratic musical mayhem will be treated to a debut of select new material not yet released on any album, as well as a carefully curated collection of fan favorites and deep cuts. 

The ultra-power-trio issued a joint statement to mark the occasion: “We’re beyond thrilled to get back out there and do what we do best – playing together, live and loud, in the same room – for our amazing fans who’ve been so generous with their support of what we do as a band. Even though modern technology is great, we wanted to wait until we were physically together before playing any new material, because that’s just how we do it. That’s finally going to happen right before we head out on the road, so it will be really fresh and exciting. We can’t wait!”

In addition to The Aristocrats’ return to the live stage, the band will soon share news of a collaboration project one year in the making, which is slated for release in the spring. More details will follow on this project soon.

Over the past ten years The Aristocrats have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Anyone who’s witnessed their live musical high-wire act – employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country – can attest that it is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen onstage at any moment…including the occasional wink and nod at the audience. 

 The Aristocrats DEFROST North American Tour:

Full details for all shows, including ticket links as they become available, can be found on the Aristocrats website at this location.

July 1, 2022 Alvas Showroom San Pedro, CA
July 2, 2022 Alvas Showroom San Pedro, CA
July 3, 2022 Ramona Main Stage Ramona (San Diego), CA
July 6, 2022 The Mob Mexicali, MX
July 7, 2022 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
July 8, 2022 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
July 9, 2022 Rockhouse Bar & Grill El Paso, TX
July 10, 2022 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
July 13, 2022 The Parish Austin, TX
July 14, 2022 Guitar Sanctuary McKinney, TX
July 15, 2022 Guitar Sanctuary McKinney, TX
July 16, 2022 Scout Bar Houston, TX
July 18, 2022 Southport Music Hall New Orleans, LA
July 20, 2022 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
July 21, 2022 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL
July 22, 2022 Boca Black Box Boca Raton, FL
July 23, 2022 The Brass Mug Tampa, FL
July 26, 2022 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA
July 27, 2022 City Winery Nashville, TN
July 28, 2022 Isis Music Hall Asheville, NC
July 29, 2022 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
July 30, 2022 The Pour House Raleigh, NC
August 1, 2022 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
August 2, 2022 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
August 3, 2022 Gramercy Theatre New York City, NY
August 9, 2022 The Middle East Boston, MA
August 11, 2022 Imperial Bell Quebec City, QC
August 12, 2022 Café Campus Montreal, QC
August 13, 2022 Café Campus Montreal, QC
August 14, 2022 Opera House Toronto, ON
August 16, 2022 This Is Red Pittsburgh, PA
August 17, 2022 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
August 18, 2022 The Magic Bag Detroit, MI
August 19, 2022 Irving Theater Indianapolis, IN
August 20, 2022 Reggie’s Chicago, IL
August 22, 2022 Amsterdam Bar And Hall St, Paul, MN
August 23, 2022 xBk Live Des Moines, IA
August 24, 2022 RecordBar Kansas City, MO
August 26, 2022 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
August 27, 2022 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
August 28, 2022 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, CO
August 29, 2022 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
August 30, 2022 The Shredder Boise, ID
September 1, 2022 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
September 2, 2022 Neumos Seattle, WA
September 3, 2022 Star Theater Portland, OR
September 4, 2022 Sessions Music Hall Eugene, OR
September 6, 2022 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
September 8, 2022 1720 Los Angeles, CA
September 9, 2022 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA

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