Fan-filmed video footage of Gus G.‘s December 7 performance at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below.
The Greek guitar virtuoso, well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne‘s guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, kicked off his North American tour with Vinnie Moore on November 28 in Derry, New Hampshire. During the trek, which concluded on December 9 in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gus presented brand-new power-trio lineup for the very first time: he was joined by Dennis Ward on bass/vocals and Richie Monica on drums.
“Metal fans might know Dennis as the bass player from the bands UNISONIC and PINK CREAM 69,” Gus said before the tour kickoff. “What people might not know about him is that he’s a multi-talented songwriter, producer and singer. Since me and Dennis have been working on songs for FIREWIND‘s latest album release but also now on my upcoming solo record, I only felt it was natural to invite him to play this music with me on stage. So, obviously forming a power trio is a new setup and we’re really looking forward to rocking the U.S. crowds this winter but also with my upcoming album tour cycle.”
Gus G. recently signed a worldwide deal with AFM Records for his solo band. His new solo album is tentatively due in April 2018.
“In my opinion, AFM is one of the few labels today that care for artist development, their team is really passionate about what they do and they have fresh and exciting ideas,” Gus said in a statement. “We briefly worked together on FIREWIND‘s ‘Immortals’ album for the North American territory and now I’m looking forward to the full-scale collaboration on my next solo album.”