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GRACIAS AND OBRIGADO, SOUTH AMERICA!!!
22 December 2003
Marty returns to Japan after S.A. workshop and mini-live tour

After a very successful trip all over South America, Marty is on his way back to Japan to resume his touring with Aikawa Nanase and Sera Masanori.

All events were completely sold out and after the performances Marty made every effort to take pictures with and sign autographs for the thousands of fans who attended.

In many of these events, Marty invited the top guitarists of the various countries to get up on stage and jam with him.
"I was way impressed by the level of players down there.", says Marty. "First of all to have the balls, or 'cajones' I should say, to come up and jam with me in front of so many people. But on top of that, their playing was really fabulous. You will be hearing more from South American guitarists, trust me."

A big thanks goes out to Ibanez Guitars for making it happen. Plenty of new pix from the tour to be up on the site soon. If you have any, send them in!!


In other news, Marty will appear on the nationwide broadcast of "Music Fair" in Japan. This popular program is also available on many satellite systems around the world. Marty will tape his segment on 11/11, and the broadcast date will be November 22 at 6:30 on Fuji TV. This is Marty's first ever appearance on "Music Fair" so see it if you can!!

Also-Marty's 10/19 show with Aikawa Nanase is at an Osaka all girls college. It is a limited capacity show of 2,500 and only students of this college can attend. As Marty would say, "hmm..."

NEW LIVE PIX OF MARTY AT BUDOKAN UP IN THE GALLERY NOW! (Marty in Action) Also pix from China, pix with Aikawa Nanase, and recently discovered rare Cacophony pix!

Here is a short list of some of Marty's upcoming events--


10/19 OSAKA JAPAN Live with Aikawa Nanase

10/29 PEKING CHINA mini-concert event
10/30 HONG KONG mini-concert event
1O/31 TAIPEI TAIWAN mini-concert event
11/1 TAICHUNG TAIWAN mini-concert event
11/2 KAOSHUNG TAIWAN mini-concert event

Those of you in that area please check with Rock Empire Music for more details. FOR CHINESE INFO GO HERE:
http://www.rockempire.com.tw/portal/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=13

5 more shows in Japan throughout the year with Aikawa Nanase including the "Countdown" live television program on New Year's Eve.

11/7 Yokozuka, JAPAN Live with Aikawa Nanase

12/18 Iwate, JAPAN Live with Aikawa Nanase

12/19 Akita, JAPAN Live with Aikawa Nanase

12/31 NEW YEARS SHOW Nagashima, JAPAN Live with Aikawa Nanase

There will be 9 events for MI Japan in Nov. and Dec. in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Sendai, and Kanazawa.

11/14 Hiroshima
11/15 Fukuoka
11/22 Sapporo
11/23 Sendai
11/24 Kanazawa
12/21 Tokyo `Happyoukai SPECIAL LIVE EVENT`
12/22 Nagoya
12/23 Osaka

Marty will feature his new SZ model guitar. This is the axe that he beat violently in the U.S. Guitarevolution shows.

There will also be a February 14th event in Bangkok, Thailand.

Those of you in Japan, do not forget to look out for Aikawa Nanase's upcoming single, "Ai no Uta" coming out this winter. This is probably the hardest rocking track in her collection, it's no coincidence that Marty laid down walls of guitars for this tune. Marty and Nanase will appear on NHK's "POP JAM" playing this song live this winter. Marty got to meet his idol, "Tsunku" during the taping of this show!!
AIRDATE 1/25

Quick update--Guitar.com interview HERE!
http://www.guitar.com/cda/ColumnCorner/article_display.aspx?sPath=8100000BB4CD000000010000791F00000000&sSection=TL

Check out www.guitarworld.com where Marty is on the front page with "Betcha can't play this" a new feature including one of Marty's signature licks.

ALSO--INTERVIEW IN PORTUGUESE HERE!!
http://www.moriarecords.com.br/entrevistas/martyfriedman.asp

THIS JUST IN--
Marty to play on Fuji TV's "Mina Utaeru Super Hit" on Oct. 12 from 8PM to 9PM along with Japanese superstars Every Little Thing, Anri, Goto Maki and others. This is the first time EVER that a non-Japanese rock musician has appeared on Fuji Television during prime time. Marty played Sera Masanori's hit, "Hikigane" ("Trigger").
This performance as well as the Sep. NHK performance will be available on this site in the near future.

Extensive interview in SPANISH- go here!!
http://www.rockumweb.com/Mfint.html

FRENCH Interview HERE!!
http://www.guitariste.com/interviews/marty-friedman,1.html

NEW INTERVIEW IN SPANISH HERE!!
http://www.guitarraonline.com.ar/clinicafriedman.htm
 
 
 
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