Ewan Dobson – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – March 24th, 2015

Ewan Dobson

Ewan Dobson

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$17.00 ADV / $20.00 DOS

Ewan Dobson
Ewan Dobson
Acoustic Metal North American Tour
Guitar Virtuoso & YouTube Sensation performing solo acoustic instrumental guitar

In February 2015, EWAN DOBSON embarks on a 3 month coast-to-coast North American Tour, hitting all major markets! North America is big, so Ewan Dobson will release not one, but two new albums to support his North American tour. ACOUSTIC METAL II is the first of these two new releases and is the follow-up to the Acoustic Metal 1. 12-String Guitar includes 12-string versions of material from Ewan´s previous albums along with 5 new unreleased songs. The show will include material spanning Ewan´s entire catalogue performed fingerstyle and with flatpick.

ACOUSTIC METAL II

On Friday, July 4th, 2014, guitar virtuoso & YouTube sensation EWAN DOBSON releases his 9th solo album, Acoustic Metal II. Recorded in complete isolation in the backwoods of Canada just after completing his tour of Europe , Acoustic Metal II is the follow-up to Acoustic Metal (CandyRat Records, 2013). and features multi-tracked acoustic guitar played with a flat-pick. With Acoustic Metal II, Ewan shows that acoustic guitar can definitely be metal, and you don´t necessarily need distortion.

"Think Spanish Flamenco in a head on crash with a bus filled with Kerry King, Dave Mustaine and Dimebag Darrell! It’s when you listen to this record you can easily understand why ex-Megadeth guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman selected Ewan to play the acoustic parts that appears on Marty Friedman’s latest album Inferno. Friedman was even quoted saying ´Ewan played the parts so beautifully and with so much expertise and flair that Jason (Becker) and I were in awe of his performance.´ Lets be fair, that statement alone deserves a round of applause." - http://themetalreview.com/albums/ewan-dobson-acoustic-metal-ii-review/

CandyRat Records recording artist Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada’s most brilliant and exhilarating guitarists, having performed at such prestigious events and venues as:

Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival
Pickering Rotary Music Festival
Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
Montreal Guitar Grand Prix
International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship
Hammerson Hall in Mississauga ’s Living Arts Centre
George Weston Recital Hall in the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts
Royal Bank Theatre of the Living Arts Centre
Lebovic Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal Jazz Festival

"Time 2" from Ewan´s second album was his most successful song and became a viral video hit on the internet acquiring millions of views. The video has been specially featured on numerous media websites across the internet (ie: http://www.reddit.com, http://www.ebaumsworld.com, http://www.collegehumor.com to name but a few). The song reached #1 on the iTunes charts in Finland , Germany and Sweden . It also reached #2 in Austria , #3 in Japan and the Netherlands , #4 in New Zealand and #5 in Denmark . To date, “Time 2” has accrued nearly 16 million views!

In early 2014, Ewan embarked on his first major tour of Europe . The “European Acoustic Metal Tour” consisted of 38 shows in 43 days covering Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. The tour was a great success and the fans across Europe were delighted by his performances.

Immediately following this tour, Ewan recorded two albums back to back; Acoustic Metal II and 12-String Guitar. Acoustic Metal II ups the game from the previous Acoustic Metal I, bringing with it heavier riffs and more evolved song writing. There are 14 new tracks guaranteed to captivate those who appreciate the heavy acoustic guitar and dual guitar harmonies. Acoustic Metal II is played entirely with a flat-pick and does not contain any fingerstyle guitar unlike Acoustic Metal I. It ranges from technical acoustic death metal to progressive acoustic metal and what could be described as “video-game acoustic metal.”