Guitar Icon Marty Friedman Returns To North America

Guitar Icon Marty Friedman Returns To North America 

For The First Time In Four Years To Support 

His Latest Release Tokyo Jukebox 3

Friedman – Now A Cultural Ambassador For Japan – Announces

North American Tour Kicking Off March 3rd

(New York, NY) – Being a true master of an instrument like guitar is difficult. Mastering a new language like Japanese is even more difficult. Contributing to some of the most legendary thrash metal songs and most successful albums in history with Megadeth is rare. Becoming an international ambassador for a country that is not your place of birth is even more rare. Not many people can lay claim to one of those singular achievements, yet Marty Friedman is one of the few people on the planet who can say he has done all of them and more over his years.

Now with 2023 ahead of him, guitar icon Marty Friedman is ready to build upon his already impressive legacy. With the world shut down due to the global pandemic in 2020, Marty took that time to write and record his latest masterpiece Tokyo Jukebox 3. The album – which was released on April 16, 2021 in the United States – received massive acclaim from around the globe. An official music video for the album opener “Makenaide” was released and showcases his otherworldly technical abilities and unique sense of humor, as well as his incredible attention to melody that fans have come to love and expect from Marty. Tokyo Jukebox 3 ends with the track “Japan Heritage Official Theme Song.” Marty was commissioned to write that track by the Japanese government to become a musical testament to everything Japan. The song is currently played at government sponsored events all over Japan and Marty worked with the Tokyo Philharmonic on the track. Just last month, an official music video was filmed for the track by the Japanese government that features Marty performing the song as over 100 cultural landmarks from Japan are gloriously featured. More info and an official release date for the video will be made available in the future. Fans interested in checking out Tokyo Jukebox 3 can find more information at

Tokyo Jukebox 3 Track list:

1.       Makenaide

2.       Senbonzakura

3.       Gurenge

4.       Kaze Ga Fuiteiru

5.       Echo

6.       The Perfect World (feat. Alfakyun)

7.       U.S.A.

8.       Shukumei

9.       Ikuze Kaitou – Shoujo

10.     Sazanka

11.     Time Goes By

12.     Japan Heritage Official Theme Song

Recently, Marty was announced as direct support on the upcoming Queensrÿche tour. Marty is confirmed to perform on 31-dates with Queensrÿche kicking off on March 3rd in Orlando, FL and running through April 16th where is wraps up in St. Petersburg, FL. Along the way, the tour will make stops in Dallas, TX (March 11th); Anaheim, CA (March 19th); Chicago, IL (March 31st), New York, NY (April 10th) and Nashville, TN (April 14th) to name a few. Also, Marty recently announced two headline shows on his own: March 17th in Las Vegas, NV at Counts Vampd and March 18th in Los Angeles, CA at the Whisky A Go Go. The tour marks Marty’s first time performing in the US since 2019. Tickets for all performances by Marty Friedman can be found here:

Marty Friedman 2023 US Tour Dates

March 3rd – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live*

March 4th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

March 5th – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater*

March 7th – Destin, FL – Club LA*

March 9th – San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center*

March 10th – Houston, TX – Scout Bar*

March 11th – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*

March 12th – Midland, TX – La Cienda Event Center*

March 14th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater*

March 16th – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades*

March 17th – Las Vegas, NV – Counts Vampd#

March 18th – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go#

March 19th – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*

March 21st – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*

March 22nd – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theater*

March 24th – Englewood, CA – Gothic Theater*

March 25th – Kansas City, MO – The Truman*

March 26th – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall*

March 28th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*

March 29th – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde*

March 31st – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

April 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*

April 2nd – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*

April 4th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*

April 5th – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater*

April 7th – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*

April 8th – Huntington, NY – The Paramount*

April 10th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

April 11th – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage*

April 12th – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*

April 14th – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl*

April 15th – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at Masquerade*

April 16th – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing*

* Queensrÿche date

# Headline date

Marty Friedman`s presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short of inspiring. Born in Washington D.C., Friedman first gained attention with the band Cacophony, which he founded with equally enigmatic and now legendary guitarist, Jason Becker. In 1990, he was recruited by Megadeth appearing on some of the most influential metal albums of all time including Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia and helped propel Megadeth to its peak. Since 2003, Friedman has lived in Tokyo where he has become a household name, even beyond the world of music. Since moving to Japan, he’s appeared on over 700 Japanese TV shows of every variety, acted in motion pictures and appeared in major television commercial campaigns. He was also recently appointed an Ambassador of Japan Heritage by the Japanese Government. Tokyo Jukebox 3 was released on April 16, 2021 and is the latest in this distinguished, ongoing line following Tokyo Jukeboxand Tokyo Jukebox 2.

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