Acclaimed progressive rock guitarist Plini takes to the stage at the Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta, on August 22 at 8pm.
Plini will be supported by local act The Ranch, whose eclectic mix of sounds is sure to serve as an adequate appetizer for the upbeat but immersive soundscape from Plini.
The 26 year-old Austrailan musician has already amassed critical praise from both the press and fellow musicians. Legendary guitarist Steve Vai described Plini’s debut album ‘Handmade Cities’ as:
“One of the finest, forward thinking, melodic, rhythmically and harmonically deep, evolution of rock/metal instrumental guitar records I have ever heard.”
Plini was also named #8 in Ultimate-Guitar’s top 12 guitarists of 2015 and listed among MusicRadar’s “10 best prog guitarists in the world right now” in 2016.
It will be an event that appeals to both ardent and casual musical enthusiasts, as Plini’s complex guitar structures give way to a gorgeous, relaxing melody that anyone will be able to lose themselves in.
About the Artist
Apart from his debut album, Plini has also released three EPs and a variety of singles, and has collaborated with some notable names in the field, including Marco Minnemann, Chris Letchford, Troy Wright, Rick Graham and many others. He has also featured as guest on a number of recordings by equally accomplished artists, including Skyharbor, Intervals, Modern Day Babylon, David Maxim Micic, Jakub Zytecki, Novelists, Sithu Aye, and The Helix Nebula.
Capitalising on the fast growth from these tours and the critical acclaim for his debut album, 2017 saw Plini embark on highly successful headline tours of Europe, the UK, North America and Australia. These tours included dozens of sold out shows and performances at some of the world’s iconic small venues, including the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, The Borderline in London and the Basement in Sydney.
‘Plini & Friends’ is organised by PS Music and endorsed by Valletta 2018.
Tickets are at priced at 25 EUR and can be purchased online from www.ticketline.com.mt. Seating is limited so early booking is recommended.
This event is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.