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Uli is considered the godfather of neo-classical guitar playing.   He’s awesome.

He played a great show a few years back at the Ventura Theater.  HIs band had a pretty unbeatable band with Bjorn Englen, Mark Boals, Adrian Galysh and Glen Sobel (blurry old iPhone picture for reference):

He was back with an entirely new line-up and played a late night set that included many old Scorpions classics.

Stone Senate, the opening band from Nashville, was really good.  Clint Woolsey has a great voice and the triple guitar parts, along with Mike Thompson and Marcus Brown, were really cool.    They played an entertaining set and are definitely worth checking out.    http://stonesenate.com.

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Uli Jon Roth and band took stage shortly before midnight and almost played until closing.  Standing in the same spot for 3 1/2 hours isn’t as fun as it used to be. but in this case, it was worth it to see a guitar legend in action up close.   Over the course of the set, the band was joined by James Kottak and Roy Z, but there wasn’t an appearance by Bruce Dickinson, as was previously publicized.  Towards the end of the show, Uli got on the mic and said it didn’t end up working out.   The dudes in the Maiden shirts were bummed.

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According to his website, this is the 40th Anniversary US-Tour line-up:

Uli Jon Roth, guitars, vocals
Henning Basse – lead vocals
Ali Clinton – guitars, vocals
Niklas Turmann – guitars, lead vocals
Ule W. Ritgen, Elliott Rubinson – bass
Jamie Little, Peter Holmes – drums
Paul Rahme, Corvin Bahn – keyboards, vocals

For a second, it appeared that Shaun White was one of this guitar players.