It’s a question every artist has to grapple with; if you’re not pushing yourself creatively, how can you grow? And that’s exactly what acclaimed guitar maestro Paul Gilbert tackles with fervor on his new solo album, I Can Destroy, now available. “One thing I’ve always struggled with as a writer is I don’t think I’ve written a lot of songs that make it easy on the improviser,” the consummate soulful shredder admits. “Coming from a heavy rock background, that’s been a real challenge. But I worked really hard to rework all my fingerings so I could emphasize different tones the way my ear hears them. I’m still working on it, but that was a major step forward for me as a guitar player, to be able to get that sound on purpose, rather than by accident.”

To introduce his new material and other fans favourites, Gilbert will be embarking upon a tour of the UK. Joining him will be bassist Timmer Blakely, Asher Fulero on keys and drummer Bill Ray.



Date Venue
Mon 16th The Fleece Bristol
Tue 17th Riverside Newcastle
Wed 18th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Thu 19th Academy 3 Manchester
Fri 20th Sub89 Reading
Sat 21st Engine Rooms Southampton
Sun 22nd O2 Academy Islington
Mon 23rd The Mill Digbeth
Tue 24th Crauford Arms Milton Keynes

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