Fusion and Latin-rock pioneer Al Di Meola topped the charts of the GP Reader’s Choice awards so many times in various categories he was retired to the Gallery of Greats in 1982. Di Meola’s impressive resume includes Return to Forever with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White, and his fabled acoustic guitar trio with Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin that recorded the classic Friday Night in San Francisco nearly 35 years ago.
Di Meola has enjoyed lasting success as a solo artist, as well. His 1977 sophomore effort Elegant Gypsy, for which his current tour is named, was particularly explosive. Di Meola has been featuring several cuts from that record plus few from 1978’s Casino, as well as a couple cuts from his new CD, Elysium, at recent concerts. Di Meola is equally adept on electric or acoustic guitar playing everything from fusion to world music, and Elysium features Di Meola mixing it all
GP Presents is happy to help bring players out to see his Elegant Gypsy & More Electric Tour when it stops at San Francisco’s gorgeous Regency Ballroom smack dab in the middle of October. If you’re going to be in the Bay Area during that time, don’t hesitate to secure tickets here.
Get more show information here.
Get psyched up with a classic 1978 interview with the Maestro from the GP archives. A fresh interview with Di Meola will appear in Guitar Player soon.
Listen to tracks from Elysium, and watch a 2015 tour promo video at aldimeola.com.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Al Di Meola’s Electric Gypsy & More Tour in San Francisco, click here and put “Di Meola” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go.
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Guitar Player and Goldenvoice Present Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy & More Electric
Thursday, October 15
1300 Van Ness Ave. (at Sutter)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Purchase tickets via phone: 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849)
7pm doors, 8pm show: All Ages
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.