NEWS: Paul Gilbert VIP experience

Kudos to the wonderful Random Chatter Music blog for contacting me about this. Paul Gilbert is offering a VIP ticket package for his European tour.

Jenn from Random Chatter says, “Note that a very few VIP opportunities have become available in select cities. It’s a one-hour guitar lesson with Paul + attend soundcheck + a bunch of goodies. (pick, laminate pass, t-shirt, cd, dvd, all items can be signed, etc)If you are looking for some guitar teaching from Paul, and you regret not getting a VIP at the first pass — grab them NOW because they WILL sell out fast. Some VIP’s have reported that the lesson lasts as long as an hour and a half (no guarantees, but it could happen) — and NOBODY has said that Paul failed to answer their questions, or was not helpful, etc.: everyone has said these lessons far exceed their expectations — so it’s really more then you bargain for! Read the reviews here and take the time to talk to these attendees – you will not regret this folks. In lieu of publishing the list of available tickets here, here I have provided the link: that way you will always stay current with the official info.”

Click here for a review posted on Random Chatter Music for two VIP sessions, with lots of technical detail for guitar geeks like me.

The following is from Paul’s site as of time of writing. Make sure you check back there often for the latest details and availability.
VIP TICKETS are now available for my European tour!

A VIP TICKET includes:

* A one-hour guitar lesson with me 
* VIP access to watch soundcheck 
* An official tour laminate pass
* A new Paul Gilbert T-shirt, CD, instructional DVD, and guitar pick
* And of course, a ticket to the show!

Only 6 VIP tickets will be offered for each show, so reserve yours soon!

The VIP TICKET price is 130 GBP or 160 EUROS. *

Reserve yours now by writing to:

Please include:

* Your name 
* The city and date where you will attend the show
* The number of VIP tickets you wish to purchase
* Your contact e-mail address

I hope to see you soon to teach you my newest guitar ideas!

Thank you,


P.S. It is fine to bring your guitar and a small audio recorder to the guitar lesson. If you have any other questions about the VIP tickets. Please write to:

Here are the European tour dates, and VIP ticket availability as of time of writing. Please note that ‘SOLD OUT’ refers to the VIP package only, not the actual gig, so even if you miss out on a VIP ticket, you can still get a ticket for the show. 

EUROPEAN TOUR 2008: (Remaining shows)

1 – Porto, Portugal / Cinema Batalha  (SOLD OUT) 
2 – Lisbon, Portugal / Music Box (SOLD OUT) —venue changed—
3 – Off
4 – Bilbao, Spain / Santana 17  (SOLD OUT)
5 – Aizoain, Spain / Artsaia
6 – Bordeaux, France / BT 59  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
7 – Lyon, France / Ninkasi Kao  (SOLD OUT)
8 – Prattein, Switzerland / Z-7  (SOLD OUT)
9 – Nancy, France / L-Autre  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
10 – Off
11 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Den Atelier  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
12 – Paris, France / Le Trabendo  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
13 – Lille, France / Le Splendid  (SOLD OUT)
14 – London, England / Astoria 2   (SOLD OUT)
15 – Dudley, England / JB’s  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
16 – Manchester, England / Academy 4  (SOLD OUT)
17 – Off
18 – Leeds, England / Rios   (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
19 – Newcastle, England / Carling Academy  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
20 – Glasgow, Scotland / Stereo  (SOLD OUT)
21 – Belfast, Northern Ireland / Spring & Airbrake  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
22 – Dublin, Ireland / Button Factory (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
23 – Bristol, England / Bierkeller  (1 ticket left! Reserve now!)
24 – Southhampton, England / Brook  (SOLD OUT)
25 – Brighton, England / Concorde 2   (SOLD OUT)

CLICK HERE to buy Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson’s new CD, ‘United States,’ from and CLICK HERE to read my review of the album.