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The Aristocrats Announce India Tour

The jazz rock trio will play four cities in September as part of their Tres Caballeros AustralAsian tour

Rolling Stone India Jun 24, 2016
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Guthrie Govan-led jazz rock trio The Aristocrats will play four in September. Photo by Mike Mesker/ courtesy of the band.

The Aristocrats – Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Guthrie Govan (from left) – will perform in Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi in September. Photo: Mike Mesker

Jazz rock trio The Aristocrats have announced four shows in India in September this year. The English band will play Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi on September 12th, 14th, 16th and 18th respectively as part of their Tres Caballeros AustralAsian Tour 2016.

The Aristocrats first announced their AustralAsia tour in January this year with [then-tentative] shows in India, Japan and China to promote their third studio album Tres Caballeros, which released last year. Apart from [the] UK guitarist and instructor Govan, the trio comprises American bassist Bryan Beller [also known for his work with guitar virtuosos Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and frontman James LaBrie of prog metal band Dream Theater] and German drummer Marco Minnemann [who is also a regular performer with Joe Satriani].

Although several promoters were interested, Delhi-based event firm Up Your Arts [led by organizer Karan Mehta, also part of prog metal band Colossal Figures] and Bengaluru club venue The Humming Tree picked up the deal after the band appealed to the “good people of India” in a Facebook post to connect the band to promoters.

This will be Govan’s second trip to India, the first being in May 2010 when he toured and hosted guitar clinics in Mumbai and Chennai. He and Minnemann most recently collaborated with prog artist Steven Wilson [who will also be performing in India later this year] on his 2015 release Hand. Cannot. Erase.


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The Aristocrats will tour India on the following dates. Click through for more details on ticket sales in each city.

September 12th, TBC, Kolkata

September 14th, The Humming Tree, Bengaluru

September 16th, Sitara Studio, Mumbai

September 18th, Hard Rock Cafe, New Delhi


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