Japanese guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto (BOW WOW, VOW WOW) has announced his first appearance in the U.S. since 1978 and his first-ever solo appearance in North America. On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Kyoji will perform two shows at Klub 45 in midtown Manhattan. Appearing with Kyoji will be Karl Wilcox, drummer for legendary British heavy metal band DIAMOND HEAD, fresh from appearances with METALLICA and MEGADETH at the "Big Four" shows in Europe, the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Canada and DIAMOND HEAD's own headlining U.S. summer tour."I am truly excited to showcase my solo material for an American audience and New York specifically," says Kyoji. "I will take you all to a different dimension of the instrumental guitar world!" Kyoji's trademark blistering, soulful guitar work has drawn praise from such industry contemporaries as Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) and John Wetton (ASIA, KING CRIMSON, URIAH HEEP). "Voyager" is the guitarist's debut release from City Boy Records.
(Thanks: Carl Alvarez)