Ron Bumblefoot Thal has just announced dates and details for his first ever South African tour. He will be hosting two Master Classes (Cape Town and Johannesburg) as well as a full band show in Cape Town.
In case you did not know, Ron Bumblefoot Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso. He’s releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist for 25 years.
Bumblefoot comments on his upcoming SA Tour
This will be my first time in South Africa, hopefully the first of many more times 🙂 I’m greatly looking forward to this introduction, getting to know everyone musically and personally at the concerts, jams and clinics!”
Bumblefoot is lead singer and guitarist of the legendary progressive rock band Asia (with Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer and Billy Sherwood). He’s also the guitarist in the progressive rock band Sons Of Apollo (with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto).
He is also the former lead guitarist of Art Of Anarchy (from 2011 – 2017). This band included Stone Temple Pilots / Velvet Revolver vocalist Scott Weiland, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. Bumblefoot was also a member of Guns N’ Roses from 2006 to 2014.
Ron Bumblefoot Thal has toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. His unique ‘fretless guitar’ can be heard throughout Guns N’ Roses 2008 Chinese Democracy album.
Bumblefoot is also an accomplished composer whose music is often heard in TV, film and video games, including the theme song to VH1’s “That Metal Show”. He’s an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase College teaching music production and works with US Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs. He also has his own line of award-winning hot sauces and works with dozens of international charities. Bumblefoot visits orphanages and children’s hospitals around the world, guitar in hand.
Ron Bumblefoot Thal South African Tour Details
24 October 2019: Full Band Show at Mercury Live, Cape Town. Tickets cost R200 if pre-bought or R250 at the door. Doors open 6 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM. No Under 18’s are allowed. Show Stars 7:30 PM. For tickets email Kris.Xen@gmail.com / or phone 064 682 3733.
25 October 2019: Masterclass & Jam at Paul Bothner N1 City. Standard tickets cost R350. Meet & Greet tickets cost R450 (and are limited to 20). Tickets that include a jam with Bumblefoot plus a meet & Greet cost R650 (and are limited to 10). Meet & Greet at 6 PM. Doors open 7 PM. Show starts at 8 PM. For tickets email Kris.Xen@gmail.com / call 064 682 3733.
26 October 2019: Masterclass & Jam at Baileys, Johannesburg. Standard tickets cost R350. Meet & Greet tickets cost R450 (and are limited to 20). Tickets that include a jam with Bumblefoot plus a meet & Greet cost R650 (and are limited to 10). Meet & Greet at 5 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM. For tickets email Kris.Xen@gmail.com / call 064 682 3733.
You also stand a chance to win a signed Cort guitar! Buy a ticket and share this link to qualify!
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