The Capitol Theatre Presents Yngwie Malmsteen WORLD ON FIRE TOUR

The Capitol Theatre Presents Yngwie Malmsteen WORLD ON FIRE TOUR

The Captiol Theatre presents Yngwie Malmsteen on the World On Fire Tour on Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 22 at 10 am. Special guests The Raskins will open the show.

Yngwie is a swedish guitar player and songwriter, born and raised in a musical family, and first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical metal playing style in heavy metal. Yngwie's first solo album, Rising Force (now considered the bible for neoclassical rock) was released in 1984 and made it to #60 on the Billboard charts, an impressive feat for a mostly instrumental guitar album with no commercial airplay. The album also gained Yngwie a GRAMMY® nomination for best rock instrumental performance. He was voted Best New Talent in several readers' polls, Best Rock Guitarist the year after and Rising Force became Album of the Year. Rising Force blazed a trail on the concert circuit that established Yngwie as one of rock guitar's brightest new stars and added a new genre to the music lexicon: neoclassical rock.

In 1997, Yngwie proved that he was much more than a rock phenomenon. After months of intensive work, Yngwie produced his first completely classical work, Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in Eb minor, Op. 1.

Reserved tickets priced at $29, $39 and $49 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at 24/7.

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