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XG EXTREME GUITAR TOUR Changes Vocalists, JOHN WEST To Replace MARK BOALS

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, January 5, 2015 @ 1:18 PM


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The previously announced, the XG Extreme Guitar Tour 2015 will kick off in January and includes performances by guitar greats Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing new act, BLACK KNIGHTS RISING.

The event organizers have issued the following update:

"We are excited to announce that John West will be handling the vocals on the XG - Extreme Guitar Tour! John is known for his exceptional vocal work with the bands: ROYAL HUNT, ARTENSION, FEINSTEIN, COZY POWELL and live shows with TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA just to name a few. John will be handling vocals for Uli Jon Roth and BLACK KNIGHTS RISING. John will replace Mark Boals who due to unforeseen circumstances is no longer able to commit to this tour."

Special guests Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and Joey Tafolla (JAG PANZER) will perform at select shows.

Drumming for Uli Jon Roth will be Kofi Baker, son of CREAM drummer Ginger Baker. Elliot Rubinson, CEO of Dean Guitars will be featured on bass during the performances of all three guitarists.

BLACK KNIGHTS RISING are:

Craig Goldy - guitar
Vinnie Appice - drums
John West - vocals
Allesandro Bertoni - keyboards
Elliot Rubinson - bass

Canadian rockers OLD JAMES will be special guests on all shows.

  • 1.21 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
  • 1.22 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
  • 1.23 - Hollywood, CA House of Blues
  • 1.24 - Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd
  • 1.25 - San Jose, CA - Rock Star Bar
  • 1.26 - Portland, OR - Tonic
  • 1.27 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
  • 1.29 - Moorhead, MN The Garage
  • 1.30 - Spring Lake Park, MN - POVS
  • 1.31 - St Charles, Il - Arcada Theater
  • 2.1 - Chicago, Il - Reggies
  • 2.2 - Detroit - Token Lounge
  • 2.3 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
  • 2.4 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
  • 2.5 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Hall
  • 2.6 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
  • 2.7 - PoughkeepsieNY - The Chance
  • 2.8 - New York, NY - BB Kings
  • 2.9 - Springfield, VA - Empire
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