MONTE PITTMAN To Kick Off US Tour With Tony Macalpine And Lonero This Weekend
MONTE PITTMAN will support guitar icon Tony MacAlpine on a stretch of his upcoming North American tour. The trek will commence Sunday January 27th in San Diego, California. PITTMAN will appear on the first half of the tour through February 23rd in Longwood, Florida. Additional support will be provided by Lonero. See all confirmed dates below.
MONTE PITTMAN w/ Tony MacAlpine, Lonero: 1/27/2019 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA 1/28/2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ 1/30/2019 Rockhouse Live - El Paso, TX 1/31/2019 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX 2/01/2019 Boozer's Rock Bar - Corpus Christi, TX 2/10/2019 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC 2/11/2019 The End - Nashville, TN 2/13/2019 The Forge - Joliet, IL 2/14/2019 Lee's Liquor Lounge - Minneapolis, MN 2/15/2019 Gabe's - Iowa City, IA 2/16/2019 Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE 2/17/2019 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK 2/18/2019 Guitar Sanctuary - McKinney, TX 2/20/2019 Scout Bar - Houston, TX 2/23/2019 Shovelhead Live - Longwood, FL
There are great guitarists, great vocalists, and great songwriters, but MONTE PITTMAN is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. To assert that Pittman has had a storied career is something of an understatement. His resumé includes an ongoing collaboration with multi-platinum selling artist Madonna, having recorded and toured with her extensively over a period of more than seventeen years. Then there's his first band, Myra Mains, his stint in the metallic behemoth that is Prong, and collaborations with a broad spectrum of international artists including the pop group Karmin.
MONTE PITTMAN will be touring in support of his two new solo albums - Between The Space and Better Or Worse - released last year via Metal Blade Records. "The album Between The Space is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts," relays PITTMAN. "The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn't do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it.
"The album Better Or Worse," he continues, "is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. Better Or Worse and Between The Space both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both."