Shredders Angel Vivaldi and Gus G. (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne) have announced the Operation Domination Tour. The run will feature individual sets from the virtuosos, along with a collaborative performance. Gus G. states:
“I’m very excited to return to the US this Fall to finally hit more markets and play for the fans that were left out on my recent Spring mini-tour. Teaming up with a talented player like Angel Vivaldi seemed like a great opportunity. We’re both stoked to bring the Operation Domination Tour to the American audiences and we will be performing our own individual sets, but also collaborating on stage together as well. We will have a great band with us that features James Paul Luna of Holy Grail on vocals, Alex Bent (ex-Battlecross, Testament) on drums and Jake Skylyr on bass.
The setlist will once again be a mixed bag including songs from my solo works, Firewind, Ozzy material but some surprises as well. These shows are not to be missed. See you soon.”
“For me this tour perfectly summarizes the evolution of modern guitar playing. To be able to share a stage with a force such as Gus is both inspiring and refreshing. I cannot wait to see the looks on people’s faces when they see what we have planned! I’m also really excited to dip into music from all my releases including the upcoming re-recordings from The Speed of Dark: Revisited, coming out this year.
After the recent tragic events in Orlando, I’m going above and beyond to make this tour a much needed celebration of love, inspiration and positive energy. I have some exciting tricks up my sleeve that I’m anxious to unleash on this run. It’s going to be a party!”
The tour has been booked at the following locales, with more in the works.
8/31 – New York, NY | Studio at Webster Hall
9/01 – Philadelphia, PA | The Voltage Lounge
9/02 – Cambridge, MA | The Middle East
9/03 – Leonardtown, MD | St. Mary’s Fairgrounds
9/06 – Winter Park, FL | The Haven
9/07 – Tampa, FL | Orpheum
9/09 – Stafford, TX | The Pub Fountains
9/10 – Ft. Worth, TX | The Rail Club
9/12 – Hollywood, CA | The Whisky
9/15 – Las Vegas, NV | Vamp’d Rock Bar
9/16 – Costa Mesa, CA | Tiki Bar
9/17 – San Diego, CA | Brick By Brick
9/20 – Salt Lake City, UT | Metro Bar
9/21 – Denver, CO | Herman’s Hideaway
9/22 – Des Moines, IA | Vaudeville Mewes
9/23 – Iowa City, IA | Gabe’s
9/24 – Berwin, IL | Wire