There may be contenders and pretenders, but the Bach- and Paganini-inspired Yngwie J. Malmsteen remains the undisputed king of neoclassical shred guitar. The legendary guitar virtuoso and composer's influence on the guitar world is undeniable. Yngwie has become the most revolutionary, copied and talked-about guitar hero since Eddie Van Halen. He is also one of the most spontaneous. What he'll do next is always a mystery. His impact is all that is certain.Thump Music has announced that it has secured Yngwie Malmsteen for an extremely rare and exclusive masterclass tour. See, hear and experience the master of the vibrato teach, empower and share insights into his incomparable career. "My clinics are a show in themselves," proclaims Malmsteen. Thump's founder, Jon Carruthers, adds, "Yngwie's jaw-dropping wizardry and fretboard pyrotechnics will challenge your mind and help you to achieve your musical dreams." Yngwie's 2013 Australian masterclass tour dates: Dec. 09 - Brisbane
Dec. 10 - Sydney
Dec. 11 - Melbourne
Dec. 13 - Perth Malmsteen recently released his autobiography entitled "Relentless: The Memoir" via Wiley. In "Relentless", Malmsteen relives the greatest and worst moments of his storied career as one of the most admired, talked about, and emulated guitarists in the world — from how he managed to buy his first Strat and assemble his first wall of Marshall amps to the truth behind the title of his 2005 "Unleash The Fury" album and beyond.