The Aristocrats 2015

The Aristocrats 3rd album update and North American Tour

The Aristocrats reveal the title of their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, scheduled for release in June and ahead of their lengthy US tour in July…

Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is slated for release in late June.

After two fairly raw trio albums, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) set up camp at legendary Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, CA, where Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Van Halen all recorded landmark albums.

The result: Nine new compositions of greater sonic depth and breadth than ever before, with unique textures and lush layering augmenting the band’s preternatural ability to improvise both individually and as a group at the highest levels possible. But not to worry – it’s all still tempered with a steadfast refusal to take themselves too seriously, and The Aristocrats are still having more fun than a fusion band has any right to have.

“We’ve learned a lot since we started this band – four years, three studio albums, two live DVDs and about a billion notes ago! – and I think our latest offering reflects this in all kinds of ways,” says guitarist Guthrie Govan. “The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live audience before commencing the recording process; the choice to record in a studio which had some thoroughly inspiring rock’n’roll “mojo”; our sudden urge to become more bold and experimental with overdubs rather than feeling any pressure to record exclusively in a strict “trio” format… all of this has had some kind of positive effect on the way the new record came out. Plus, I think the material on this album is some of the most interesting stuff we’ve ever written for each other, so… here’s hoping our noble listeners will like the finished product as much as we do!”

The Tres Caballeros tour will bring the band’s new musical vision in trio form to stages across North America in their most ambitious jaunt yet. The Aristocrats will be supported by fellow rock/fusion power trio The Travis Larson Band.

Full details on each date can be found on the Aristocrats website calendar page at:

The Aristocrats: Tres Caballeros North America Tour – Summer 2015
06-Jul-15: Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
07-Jul-15: San Francisco, CA Slim’s
08-Jul-15: Santa Cruz, CA Don Quixote’s
10-Jul-15: Portland, OR Star Theater
11-Jul-15: Seattle, WA Studio Seven
12-Jul-15: Vancouver, BC, CANADA Rickshaw Theatre
14-Jul-15: Boise, ID Reef
15-Jul-15: Salt Lake City, UT Club X
17-Jul-15: Denver, CO Quixote’s True Blue
19-Jul-15: Omaha, NE Slowdown
20-Jul-15: Des Moines, IA The Gaslamp
21-Jul-15: St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar And Hall
24-Jul-15: Chicago, IL Reggie’s
25-Jul-15: Indianapolis, IN Birdy’s
26-Jul-15: Cincinnati, OH The Mad Frog
28-Jul-15: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
29-Jul-15: Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café
30-Jul-15: Columbus, OH Skully’s
31-Jul-15: Detroit, MI Token Lounge
01-Aug-15: Toronto, ON, CANADA Mod Club
02-Aug-15: Ottawa, ON, CANADA The Rainbow Bistro
04-Aug-15: Montreal, QC, CANADA TBD
05-Aug-15: Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater
07-Aug-15: Boston, MA The Middle East
08-Aug-15: New York City, NY Irving Plaza
09-Aug-15: Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
10-Aug-15: Washington, DC Jammin’ Java
11-Aug-15: Raleigh, NC Pour House
13-Aug-15: Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
14-Aug-15: Atlanta, GA TBD
15-Aug-15: Nashville, TN The High Watt
16-Aug-15: St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
17-Aug-15: Kansas City, MO The Scene
18-Aug-15: Tulsa, OK The Vanguard
20-Aug-15: Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
21-Aug-15: Austin, TX The Roost
22-Aug-15: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX The Sanctuary
24-Aug-15: Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
26-Aug-15: Phoenix, AZ Club Red
27-Aug-15: Mexicali, MEXICO Teatro De Estado
28-Aug-15: San Diego, CA TBD
29-Aug-15: Corona/Big Bear, CA TBD
30-Aug-15: Los Angeles, CA King King

Source: RJPR: Music PR, Promotion and Tour Production