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Leslie West, Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker Unite for 3 Guitar Heroes Tour

Leslie West, Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker will be joining forces for what's being called the 3 Guitar Heroes Tour this fall. The tour will included individual sets by each guitarist, plus a jam with all three afterwards. The three will also be joined by special guests on most dates of the tour.

On the touring plans, Leslie West said: "I am honored to be a part of the '3 Guitar Heroes' tour with Uli Roth and Michael Schenker. My manager Bob and I have been discussing a run like this for ages, and when the opportunity came up I hopped on board. That's right - the guy who just had his leg amputated. These guys are monster players and this should be a lot of fun."

Michael Schenker added: "It is very exciting to be part of a tour that has very deeply rooted connections with two guitarists that have been at their best since the start of their careers. When I was around 14 years-old, I saw a guy on stage playing amazing guitar. It was Uli, and he was around my age. Three years later while with the Scorpions, I chose to join UFO and found the best possible replacement in Uli. I knew my brother Rudolf and Klaus were in good hands.

When I was 16 years old, Leslie West was one of my favorite guitarists. He had just recorded 'Theme For An Imaginary Western' with MOUNTAIN, a song featuring one of my all-time favorite lead-breaks on it. Looking back, Leslie is the last guitarist I ever copied seeing that from when I was 17 on, I went completely my own way.

So, here we are after all these years on stage together, celebrating the phenomenon - rock guitar."

3 Guitar Heroes Tour Dates:

  • October
  • 6 - Norfolk, CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
  • 8 - Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 9 - Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
  • 12 - Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
  • 13 - Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
  • 14 - New York, NY Irving Plaza
  • 15 - Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
  • 16 - Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre At Westbury
  • 19 - Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
  • 20 - Cleveland, OH House of Blues
  • 21 - Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
  • 22 - Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
  • 26 - Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
  • 27 - Chicago, IL House of Blues

November
4 - Dallas, TX House of Blues
5 - Houston, TX House of Blues
11 - Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino

More dates will be announced shortly.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.