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Bryan Beller and The Aristocrats Announce Album, Fall Tour

The AristocratsBassist Bryan Beller has teamed up with guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan and drummer Marco Minnemann to form The Aristocrats, a rock/fusion instrumental trio of epic proportions.

The group has announced that their debut album will hit shelves September 13th, with a three-week tour of the East Coast and Canada to follow. Beller broke the news in his e-newsletter.

“The good news is the CD’s done, we’re all very proud of it,” he says. “We’ve even set up our own record company to release it: BOING Music, LLC. And we’ve got a website under construction where you can get all the latest info, and eventually order to your heart’s content.”

The power trio has given fans a sneak peak of the album here (check out Beller’s gnarly solo at the 2:13 mark):

“Seriously,” Beller added, “Guthrie, Marco and I have invested a lot of time and energy into this project, and we really look forward to sharing it with you. Wish us luck!”

The Aristocrats Tour dates:

  • September 21, 2011: Atlanta, GA – Center Stage/Vinyl
  • September 22, 2011: Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Institute of Music – group clinic/performance
  • September 24, 2011: Beller Bass Clinic at Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show
  • September 24, 2011: Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater (sponsored by Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show)
  • September 26, 2011: Baltimore, MD – Orion Sound Studios
  • September 27, 2011: Philadelphia, PA – The North Star Bar
  • September 28, 2011: New York City – Hiro Ballroom
  • September 29, 2011: Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
  • September 30, 2011: Boston, MA – Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA – clinics by all band members
  • October 2, 2011: Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
  • October 4, 2011: Montreal, Canada – Club Soda
  • October 6, 2011: Toronto, Canada – Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo’s Music)
  • October 7, 2011: Toronto, Canada – Opera House
  • October 8, 2011: Chicago, Illinois – band members clinics at Music Garage/CPE Sound
  • October 9, 2011: Chicago, Illinois – Martyr’s