Here is the press release from dragonforce.com. – Herman
DragonForce guitarist Herman Li and drummer Dave Mackintosh will return to China for a guitar and drum clinic tour with special dates added in Indonesia and India. At each clinic, Herman and Dave will be performing a number of DragonForce tracks, answering questions from fans and demonstrating techniques followed by an autograph/photo session.
There has been overwhelming demand for DragonForce to return to China since their sold out Beijing show in 2009. The clinic tour is sponsored by Ibanez guitars and Tama drums, with Herman kicking it off in Kunming in southern China, making its way north and back finishing in Guangzhou. Dave’s drum clinics will start two days earlier in Indonesia before joining Herman in Chengdu China, pairing up for the rest of the Chinese tour.
Apart from individual dates, Herman and Dave will also be performing at the PALM Expo 2011, China’s largest and most established event for music and technology, the 2nd largest event of its kind in the world. After China, Herman will complete the tour on his own with his first-ever appearances in India.
DragonForce will be one of the first international bands to do a full scale clinic tour in China.
Herman Li says, “We are really excited to be touring in China. We had an amazing time two years ago and really appreciate the loyal support from so many fans and friends there. It’s gonna be a blast, we can’t wait to get out there!”
The band and Herman have also launched their new official social networking sites for the Chinese speaking fans. Add them at the following links:
|Dave Macintosh Solo|
|MAY||22||SUN||Grand Preanger Hotel||Bandung||Indonesia|
|Herman Li Solo|
|MAY||23||MON||Camel Café 骆驼咖啡厅||Kunming, Yunnan||China|
|Herman & Dave Duo|
|MAY||24||TUE||Music House 音乐房子||Wuhou District, Chengdu||China|
|MAY||26||THU||PALM Expo||Chao Yang District, Beijing||China|
|MAY||27||FRI||PALM Expo||Chao Yang District, Beijing||China|
|MAY||28||SAT||PALM Expo||Chao Yang District, Beijing||China|
|MAY||30||MON||Super Fish Club 大鱼酒吧||Shen He District, Shenyang||China|
|MAY||31||TUE||TU Union TU凸空间||Yue Xiu District, Guangzhou||China|
|Herman Li Solo
|JUNE||3||FRI||St. Andrews Auditorium||Maharashtra||India|
|JUNE||4||SAT||PALM EXPO India||Goregaon East, Mumbai||India|
Add me at http://t.sina.com.cn/liherman
I will be signing with a number of very talent musicians at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. Of course my bro Sam Totman will be there too.
Friday 14th January 2011
Samson: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
- with Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot), George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Scott Ian + Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).
Saturday 15th January 2011
Ibanez: 11:00am – 12:00pm
- with Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall).
D’Addario: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
- with Andy Timmons, Alex Skolnick (Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Testament), Andy McKee.
Samson: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
- with Mike Inez (Alice and Chains), John 5 (Rob Zombie/Solo), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Yngwie Malmsteen).
I have more Ibanez Guitar Workshops in France and Italy next month
20th Nov. – France, Paris – Salon de la Musique (Music and You)
21st Nov. – France, Paris – Salon de la Musique (Music and You)
22nd Nov. – Italy, Belluno – Bellus Strumenti Musicali
23rd Nov. – Italy, Altavilla Vicentina – Mezzanota
24th Nov. – Italy, Milano – Lucky Music
25th Nov. – Italy, Forlì – Dragon Music (UPDATED)
26th Nov. – Italy, Genova – Stoti Strumenti Musicali
More Ibanez sponsored Herman Li Guitar Workshops are confirmed for July 2010 in Asia. This time, Herman will be visiting Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
Apart from showcasing his unique playing style, Herman will answer questions from the audience and talk about everything from performance techniques, to the business side of the music industry.
“I really want to encourage people to come to these workshops not just to sit and watch, but to participate and ask questions to get as much as they can from this experience.” Herman says. “I’m looking forward to connecting with the fans on a more personal level and being able to share some knowledge with them first hand.”
No shows booked at the moment.
It’s Grand Theft Axe as Total Guitar reveals the gems stashed inside professional gigbags! Their ‘Steal Their Sound‘ article featuring Herman Li is now online.
An international music equipment fair, Musikmesse was held in Frankfurt, Germany this year, and DragonForce axe-grinder Herman Li was on hand to discuss his signature guitar with Italy’s accordo.it. Watch the video below!