Guitar Icon Yngwie Malmsteen Celebrates 40th Anniversary in NYC, Buffalo, Plattsburgh, and Woodstock

This fall, guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen will kick off his 40th Anniversary Tour, taking him nationwide, with four shows in New York.

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His first trip brings him to Plattsburgh at the Strand Centre on October 4th, followed by Colony Woodstock in Woodstock on the 10th. Two days later, Malmsteen will visit Buffalo’s Electric City Music Hall, with the tour concluding on November 18 at New York City’s Gramercy Theater.

Originally from Sweden, Yngwie Malmsteen was born into a musical family full of opera singers and classical musicians. By the age of 10, he had formed his first rock band with his childhood friend. Eventually, he began experimenting with different genres, musical styles, and techniques. Growing up, he was inspired by the unique playing styles of classical composers like Niccolo Paganini and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as the bluesy ones of Deep Purple founder and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Throughout his teen years, he combined the two genres and founded what is known as Neo-Classical Hard Rock.

In 1982, Yngwie Malmsteen came to the United States to kickstart his career. He appeared on multiple albums and performed in the hard rock band Alcatrazz. In 1984, he earned a solo deal and released his debut solo album. Rising Force. Since then, he has recorded over 22 studio albums and earned himself a reputation as one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time.

“I’m very excited to play this tour with all you guys and commemorate the launch of my solo career. It’s been an amazing journey and it still feels like it’s only beginning. I couldn’t have done it without all of you and your support throughout all these years. Looking forward to creating some magic with all of you! More is more!”

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The full tour dates are listed below. For more information and tickets, fans can visit here.

Yngwie Malmsteen on Tour:

Sep. 26 – Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall
Sep. 27 – Clearwater, FL – Capital Theater
Sep. 28 – Mt Dora, FL – Mt Dora Music Hall
Sep. 29 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
Oct. 02 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Oct. 04 – Plattsburgh, NY – Strand Center
Oct. 05 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
Oct. 06 – New Haven, CT – Toads Place
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur
Oct. 09 – York, PA – Double Barrel Roadhouse
Oct. 10 – Woodstock, NY – Colony Woodstock
Oct. 11 – Millville, NJ – Levoy Theater
Oct. 12 – Buffalo, NY – Electric City Music Hall
Oct. 13 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Oct. 16 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Oct. 18 – Tacoma, WA – Temple Theater
Oct. 19 – Dalles, OR – Granada Theater
Oct. 20 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 22 – Roseville, CA – Goldfields
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater
Oct. 25 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
Oct. 26 – Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
Oct. 27 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
Nov. 02 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
Nov. 03 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
Nov. 04 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 05 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Nov. 07 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
Nov. 08 – Lorain, OH – Lorain Place
Nov. 09 – Columbus, OH – King of Clubs
Nov. 10 – Leesburg, VA – Tallyho Theater
Nov. 14 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
Nov. 15 – Oakmont, PA – Oaks Theater
Nov. 16 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
Nov. 18 – New York City, NY – Gramercy

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