As one of the main founding members of the Scorpions, Uli wrote much of the material for the bands - by now legendary - first five albums, which include the hugely successful live album "Tokyo Tapes". These early Scorpions years with Uli, Klaus, and Rudolf as the nucleus, were absolutely essential in shaping what is now considered the classic Scorpions sound.
Uli is regarded as a significant influence by many notable guitar players, including, but not limited to Slash, Eddie Van Halen Joe Satriani, Kirk Hammett, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Having collaborated and shared the stage with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Deep Purple, Brian May, Jack Bruce, UFO, and many others, Uli continues to inspire and pave the way for musicians and fans alike.
After his departure from the Scorpions, Uli Jon Roth embarked on a successful career as a solo artist, producing highly influential albums with his band Electric Sun, as well as performing classical concertos with orchestras.
Uli also invented his own instrument the legendary 6-octave Sky Guitar, which is currently on the market as a limited Edition signature model.
In addition to his 40th Anniversary shows, ULI will also be offering his world renowned Sky Academy Seminars while he is on the road in North America. These introductory seminars are not just aimed at guitarists, but fans and even non-musicians may well find plenty to gain from Uli's unique way of talking about some of the deeper mysteries of music. For some people Sky Academy has even been a life-changing experience, because Uli's teaching can open up completely new ways of experiencing music.
The aim of Sky Academy is to provide knowledge and inspiration to those who take guitar playing seriously and to help them reach a new plateau. The seminars are designed to open musicians' eyes to new possibilities and to trigger an awakening of the student's full potential and talent. Special emphasis is given to inspirational concepts rather than just technical means. Sky Academy is designed to teach particularly those things which are not normally touched upon in music teaching, but which provide a true gateway to mastery.
Tickets for the introductory seminars are available through the individual venues and can also be purchased at www.sky-academy-registration.com
. Uli Jon Roth Live 2 Day Sky Academy Seminar
1/21/13: Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse
1/22/13: Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse Tour Starts
1/25/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey (w/ Warren DeMartini)
1/26/13: Santa, CA @ Malone's
1/27/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
1/31/13: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
2/1/13: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
2/6/13: New York, NY @ Stage 48*
2/7/13: White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
2/8/13: Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/9/13: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile*
2/10/13: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
2/12/13: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
2/13/13: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
2/16/13: Savage, MN @ Neisen's Sports Bar & Grill
2/17/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club*
2/23/13: Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
2/26/13: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/27/13: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
*Denotes shows with Sky Academy Seminars*www.ulijonroth.com