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King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!

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King Crimson / Zappa / Bowie Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive Spring 2017 North American Tour!

Asheville, NC – Legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, best known for his work with King Crimson, Frank Zappa and David Bowie, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo work, is happy to announce his Spring 2017 North American tour! A celebration of Adrian’s massive body of work past, present, and future! The tour, which spans across 23 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces, starts on February 28 in Vienna, VA. Adrian is touring with his Power Trio featuring Julie Slick on bass and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians.

Adrian recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17, 2016. The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo”. Meanwhile, Adrian continues to work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew Volume Two and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation Pack Two.

Adrian Belew Power Trio tour dates:

2/28/2017 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hcabc63 ;
3/01/2017 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z9l74ue
3/02/2017 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jfq75cj ;
3/03/2017 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jotfzo6 ;
3/04/2017 – Burlington, VT – Artsriot – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jam3rly
3/05/2017 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hzthptw
3/07/2017 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jlzvyhs/
30/9/2017 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gvbufkc
3/10/2017 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at The Intersection – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hb3fhsc ;
3/11/2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall – http://www.shankhall.com ;
3/12/2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8vu926
3/14/2017 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gso2kpk
3/17/2017 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/z37pgzg ;
3/19/2017 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hvvd64y
3/21/2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/he4kgez ;
3/22/2017 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/htu8mvu ;
3/23/2017 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House – http://www.thecoachhouse.com/ ;
3/24/2017 – Agora Hills, CA – The Canyon Club http://www.canyonclub.net ;
3/25/2017 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose – http://roseconcerts.com/ ;
3/26/2017 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom – http://www.crescentphx.com
3/30/2017 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h2a6fsp
3/31/2017 – St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gqnz9du
4/01/2017 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School Of Folk – http://www.oldtownschool.org ;
4/02/2017 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzgcx5y
5/03/2017 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zp3v5rq ;
5/04/2017 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h6fgnm4 ;
5/05/2017 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – http://www.catscradle.com ;
5/07/2017 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h285drv
5/09/2017 – New York, NY – Iridium – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gpgz6ly
5/10/2017 – New York, NY – Iridium – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jhdjofs ;
5/11/2017 – New York, NY – Iridium – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jtvd46y ;
5/12/2017 – Albany, NY – Sawyer – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hsd36pb ;
5/13/2017 – Montreal, QC – Le Club Soda – http://www.clubsoda.ca ;
5/14/2017 – Quebec City, QC – Salle Jean Paul Tardif – http://www.sallejeanpaultardif.com/
5/16/2017 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hg8aogc ;
5/17/2017 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag – Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/h8rpkas ;
5/18/2017 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater – http://www.the20thcenturytheater.com ;
5/20/2017 – Nashville, TN – 12th & Porter – http://12andporter.com/ ;

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian’s first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

For more information:
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

(photo of Adrian Belew by Jerry LoFaro)


Guitar Icon Adrian Belew Scores Music For New Animated Film & Releases “FLUX” Album!

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Guitar Icon Adrian Belew Scores Music For New Animated Film & Releases “FLUX” Album!

Nashville – Guitar icon Adrian Belew has recently scored the music to “Piper”, a short movie by animation studio Pixar, which was released on June 17th! The six-minute production tells the story of a small bird that lives on a beach, and must challenge herself to find food while avoiding treacherous waves. It was screened before “Finding Dory”, the full-length sequel to 2003’s “Finding Nemo”.

Says Adrian, “I’ve visited Pixar four times and it never ceases to thrill me – so much creativity and technology in one place.”

Adrian Belew’s soundtrack to “Piper” is now available digitally:
https://www.amazon.com/Piper-Adrian-Belew/dp/B01IPIDUAA/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1470589084&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=adrian+belew.+piper

Meanwhile, Belew continues work on the latest additions to his FLUX project, including an album called FLUXbybelew and an in-app addition entitled FLUXation. FLUX is ‘music which is never the same twice’. To accommodate the original concept FLUX was released on iTunes as a music app for iPhone and iPad (the only one of its kind, available on iTunes at bit.ly/FLUX_cd) with the app downloaded, you press Play to activate 30 minutes of music, songs, sounds, and visuals which will never happen again in quite the same way. that’s because of some very clever algorithms and a huge amount of content. But it is not feasible to have the same thing occur on a CD, so Adrian asks that you always play the CD in “shuffle” mode. This will give as close an approximation to the way he intended this music to be experienced as can be offered in this format.

FLUX is not meant to be listened to in the same running sequence every time. In order to eventually make all FLUX material available on CD, this will be an ongoing series, updated as needed. Adrian’s hope is that you will make your own playlist from the content of all the CDs, then put the entire playlist in shuffle and enjoy FLUX: music that is never the same twice!

Says Adrian, “For those who only have the first FLUX CD, this will double your fun. For those of you who have the FLUXbybelew app, the FLUXation pack will add another half an hour of music and visuals to your FLUX stream, creating even more possibilities. Also included in both these releases are new songs not available anywhere else.”

Adrian Belew finally launched his FLUX music creation environment after 36 years of planning and development. It’s now available as an iOS mobile device app, and promises “a new and exciting way to experience music.”

Says Adrian, “Technology has changed our lives so dramatically. Our ability to multitask is greater, but our attention spans are shorter. Modern music does not reflect these changes – most music has remained unaltered, still made in the same format used for over 60 years: the three to five minute song. Nothing wrong with that, but how about an alternative?

“FLUX is an ever-changing variety of songs, sounds and visual art that comes at you in quick, exciting pieces. You get exposed to a lot of content quickly and every listen is new. It will never happen the same way for you or anyone else.

While the system currently features only Belew’s music, and isn’t open to any other input, he hopes the concept can be expanded. He told Something Else Reviews: “I really believe it’s something that could be used in many different artistic mediums, and that people will use it different ways.”

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian’s first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to The Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, NIN and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!

For more information: http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop

Flux by belew Volume One

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

(Photo of Adrian Belew by Jerry Lofaro)


Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Presents Newest Music In An App – FLUX by belew

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For Immediate Release

Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Presents Newest Music In An App – FLUX by belew

Nashville, TN – Guitar legend Adrian Belew has just released his newest music – and it’s like nothing you’ve experienced before. FLUX by belew™ is music that is never the same twice…think about that for a moment. This new revolution in music provides listeners with a mobile “listening experience” that blends music and art all in one accessible iOS application. Now you have access to hundreds of combinations of new Adrian Belew songs, snippets and sound bites that have been cut up, randomized and reassembled in a way that’s surprising and unique. The app embodies the future of technology and taps into what we love most about the Internet and social media: it’s always changing and moving forward. Developed in Amsterdam by MOBGEN and recorded by Belew himself, the musical roulette engine within FLUX by belew randomly connects sounds and beautiful visuals together using different algorithms to produce endless variations.

“I wanted to involve art and nature in the recordings – not just songs and music but also the feeling of life itself, where things are different all the time,” says Belew. He intends to keep adding to FLUX to make it truly an ever-evolving experience.

Adrian’s newest music in the FLUX by belew app is currently available for iPhones and iPads through the iTunes store for $9.99.
For more information go to: http://bit.ly/flux_belew

FLUX:FX is a multi-effect audio processor app for the iPad that lets you ‘play’ your effects. Innovative, intuitive and exciting, FLUX:FX lets you manipulate any audio signal into something entirely new, and redefines the possibilities of audio design and live performance in an app with an almost unlimited range of effect options. FLUX:FX is a truly authentic digital platform for designing your sound. Featuring more than 30 modular effects blocks, a master Performance view with 1-touch interaction, an advanced Edit view with multi-touch and full assignment possibilities, and an innovative Sequencer view to bring motion to the audio signal, this app allows the user to easily create previously unheard sounds. Fully compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and MIDI, FLUX:FX is made to connect seamlessly with existing live rigs and studio workflows.

Full details on the FLUX:FX application can be found at flux.noii.se, and tutorial videos can be seen here.

ABOUT ADRIAN BELEW
Adrian Belew is the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino, stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that features some of the biggest names in music including David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of the guitar in both technical and tonal exploration. Today, Adrian Belew lives in Nashville, TN, touring the world and focusing on music and visual art that expands into the digital world through his latest creations, FLUX by belew and FLUX:FX.

Adrian Belew’s official website: http://www.adrianbelew.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew

Contact:
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BAM Magazine Review of The Adrian Belew Power Trio at The Chapel

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ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO AT THE CHAPEL
NOVEMBER 15, 2014 | STEVE ROBY

Adrian Belew Power Trio w/ Saul Zonana

Nov. 12, 2014

The Chapel, San Francisco

When The Chapel’s doors opened at 7pm, about 30 faithful Belew followers promptly made their way to the stage, and stayed glued there for the rest of the evening. While fans shared stories of past King Crimson and Zappa tours, an MC welcomed the crowd and pointed out that the club would be playing a wide selection of tunes from Belew’s vast career during breaks between the sets. Several hardcore devotees quickly picked out the obscure Porcupine Tree track. Tom Tom Club and David Bowie songs satisfied the rest of the anxious group.

Opener Saul Zonana took the stage, and The Chapel’s main floor reached standing room capacity. Zonana’s solo performance was limited to a tiny 4 feet by 3 feet section at stage right due to Belew’s massive display of pedals, effects, and the rest the Power Trio’s equipment. He managed to pull it off quite well.

During Zonana’s set, he spotted a fan waving a mint copy of King Crimson’s Three of a Perfect Pair, which prompted him to tell the crowd how that progressive rock record, and listening to The Beatles, convinced him to become a musician. Zonana has recorded and toured with 2000 shows under his belt, and was spotted singing harmonies (via a wireless mic) tonight in a tiny room visible from the stage when Belew was performing.

For the rest of the review, please visit the BAM Magazine website!


Zappa/Bowie/King Crimson Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive North America Tour!

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For Immediate Release

Zappa/Bowie/King Crimson Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Massive North America Tour!

Asheville, NC – Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, who has released 20 critically acclaimed solo albums. He has worked alongside some of the most innovative artists of the past 30 years, including Paul Simon, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson and Nine Inch Nails. For 33 years he was the frontman, singer, and guitarist in art-rock giant King Crimson. Known as a highly inventive guitarist, much of Belew’s music mixes pop songwriting with complex time signatures, witty lyrics, wild sounds, and technical mastery of his instrument.

Adrian is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour runs from Oct 22 to Dec 21, coast to coast in the USA and hitting three Canadian Provinces.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians, with a setlist celebrating Adrian’s massive body of work. Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, and his unique use of effects and whammy bar remain unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans. From his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to his current endeavors, his work pushes sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. His upcoming projects include his groundbreaking music app “Flux: Music that is never the same twice” and his effects suite for iPad “FLUX:fx”. The focus over the next few months however is to get out and burn onstage, city by city!

USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:

10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivieres, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

For more information: http://www.adrianbelew.net/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com