MARTY FRIEDMAN To Celebrate 'Tokyo Jukebox 2' Release With 'In-The-Round' Event

To commemorate the release of his new solo album, "Tokyo Jukebox 2", former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and Nico Nico Douga will present the CD in Nicofarre on September 17 in Tokyo. Friedman will perform live in a unique 360-degree digital 'in-the-round' format, and the show will be broadcast live via Nico Nico Douga, Japan's interactive version of YouTube. Limited tickets to see the event live go on sale today (September 2) at 10 a.m. Japan time.

For more details, visit Nicofarre.jp.

"Tokyo Jukebox 2" will be released on September 14 via Avex in Japan. The CD picks up where Friedman's 2009 effort, "Tokyo Jukebox", left off, with even more adventurous arrangements of his favorite Japanese songs. Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, the album features Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) on drums.

"Tokyo Jukebox 2" stretches the boundaries of guitar interpretation beyond anything Marty has released to date.

The artwork for "Tokyo Jukebox 2", can be seen below. The track listing for the effort is available at this location.

Stated Marty: "[The cover shot] was NOT Photoshopped I had to put that kabuki makeup on again!! Made me really appreciate what KISS did thousands of times; a MAJOR pain in the ass!! Serious props to all the people who made it work; it was quite a task matching the [original] 'Tokyo Jukebox' cover.

In a recent interview with Italian web radio Linearock.it, Friedman stated about his next release, "My next album is called 'Tokyo Jukebox 2'. In 2009 I released 'Tokyo Jukebox', which was a good success for me in Japan, and it came out worldwide. So the record company asked if I wanted to do a 'part 2' to it and I was very excited to do that because, actually, 'Tokyo Jukebox' is one my favorite albums that I've ever done, so when it came time to do a second album, it was a lot of fun choosing the songs and doing the arrangements and recording it and I'm very happy about it. It's almost finished; I recorded most of it before going on tour in Europe. . . I'm very excited about it. [It's] definitely the deepest and most special album ever, because it's the most recent, and because it's got all of my experience put together and all of the depth of everything that I've learned over the most recent times and everything is in it, and I'm very happy with it so far."

Marty Friedman's tenth solo album, "Bad D.N.A.", was released in Japan on August 25, 2010 via Avex. The CD was produced by Marty and engineered by Steve Hardy and Shinnosuke Miyazawa (LADY GAGA, GUNS N' ROSES) at The Village in Los Angeles, California.

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