Firewind guitarist Gus G signed with AFM Records for his solo band. In addition, Gus announced a North American tour with Vinnie Moore, which will kick off on November 28th! A brand new studio album is in the making currently and will be released in April 2018.
Gus G. states “I'm very excited & happy to confirm that I've signed a worldwide solo record deal with one of Europe's premier record labels, AFM Records! In my opinion, AFM is one of the few labels today that care for artist development, their team is really passionate about what they do and they have fresh and exciting ideas. We briefly worked together on Firewind's "Immortals" album for the North American territory and now I'm looking forward to the full scale collaboration on my next solo album."
AFM A&R Timo Hoffmann commented: “After releasing Firewind’s latest studio album “Immortals” in North America earlier this year, we are beyond excited that Gus decided to make AFM the new label home for his solo career as well. No words needed to praise the man’s qualities – Gus was a household name and highly acclaimed musician/songwriter long before he joined Ozzy’s band. Ever since its inception, he is the driving force behind Firewind and in addition has established a solo career, delivering outstanding up-to-date hard rock with finesse. Fans can look forward to a fantastic new GUS G. album which will see the light of day in April 2018.”
Gus G will play a North American tour with Vinnie Moore, kicking off on November 28th in Derry, New Hampshire – presenting a surprising, brand new power trio line-up for the very first time: Gus will be joined by Dennis Ward on bass/vocals and Richie Monica on drums.
“Metal fans might know Dennis as the bass player from the bands Unisonic and Pink Cream 69”, says Gus. “What people might not know about him is that he's a multi-talented songwriter, producer AND singer. Since me and Dennis have been working on songs for Firewind's latest album release but also now on my upcoming solo record, I only felt it was natural to invite him to play this music with me on stage. So, obviously forming a power trio is a new setup and we're really looking forward to rocking the US crowds this Winter but also with my upcoming album tour cycle.”
The "Gunslinger” tour dates w/Vinnie Moore are as follows:
Nov. 28 - Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall Nov. 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Agora Dec. 01 - Detroit, MI @ The Token Lounge Dec. 02 - Joliet. IL @ The Forge Dec. 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall Dec. 06 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar Dec. 08 - Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House Dec. 09 - Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom