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Marty Friedman quit Megadeth, became huge in Japan, is finally returning to shred across America

Marty Friedman

Guitarist Marty Friedman joined Megadeth back in 1990 for their classic Rust In Peace album, and as big fans of the band probably know, he left in 2000 and moved to Japan where he became very successful as an instrumental shred guitarist and TV personality. He had already been releasing solo albums during his time in Megadeth (and before that when he was in Cacophony), but he has been especially prolific since leaving the band. His most recent release is 2014’s Inferno.

That’s the album he’ll be supporting when he finally returns to his home continent this September/October for his first tour here since 2003. Support on the tour comes from fellow shredders Exmortus.

The tour hits NYC on September 10 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale now (password: musicgeeks), and go on sale to the general public at 10 AM on Friday (7/10). All dates are listed below.

Exmortus are also on the Warbringer / Enforcer tour which hits that same NYC venue on January 5, 2016. Tickets for that one are also on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale now, and go on regular sale Friday at 10 AM.

Watch some Marty Friedman videos, with the list of tour dates, below…

Marty Friedman / Exmortus — 2015 Tour Dates
Sep. 09 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Sep. 10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Sep. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Sep. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Northstar Bar
Sep. 13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sep. 15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
Sep. 16 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Sep. 17 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
Sep. 18 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
Sep. 19 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Sep. 20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Sep. 22 – Denver, CO – Marquis
Sep. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joes
Sep. 25 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sep. 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
Sep. 27 – Portland, OR – Aladdin
Sep. 29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Sep. 30 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky-a-Go-Go
Oct. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 02 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
Oct. 03 – Ramona, CA – Mainstage

Warbringer / Enforcer / Exmortus / Cauldron — 2015 Tour Dates
1/5 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
1/6 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar And Grill
1/7 Clifton Park, NY @ Trickshots
1/8 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
1/9 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/10 Montreal, QC @ Les FouFounes
1/11 Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi
1/12 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
1/13 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
1/14 London, ON @ The APK
1/15 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
1/16 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
1/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
1/18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
1/20 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
1/21 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
1/22 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
1/23 Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill
1/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
1/25 Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret
1/27 Calgary, AB @ Nite Owl
1/28 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
1/30 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
1/31 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/1 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/2 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
2/3 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
2/4 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/5 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
2/6 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
2/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/9 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
2/10 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
2/11 Austin, TX @ Red 7
2/12 San Antonio, TX @ 210 Kapones
2/13 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/14 Dallas, TX @ Trees
2/15 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
2/16 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
2/17 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
2/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/19 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
2/20 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club

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