Vancouver, BC, Canada: Don Alder is at home on stages all over the world, and now bringing his guitar magic back to the Europe once again for a tour in Germany, UK and Ireland. (Tentative tour schedule: see below)

Don Alder will perform songs from various albums, including new songs from his upcoming CD titled "Armed & Dangerous".


He will be performing all original material including fiery guitar instrumentals that will put you on the edge of your seat and his singing with a voice that will soothe your soul. One could describe his music as “fusion folk, blending pop and instrumental music” while others say "new world fusion with a hinge of bluegrass". Alder describes it as "honest music from the heart".

His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivate.

Don Alder, often referred to as the “Hendrix” of Acoustic Guitar is a Multi-Award Winning Acoustic guitarist from Canada. His singing is soulful and heartfelt and his story telling and guitar playing is highly entertaining.

Alder’s other recent activities include touring Europe (Germany, Switzerland, UK and France), performing at the 2014 All Star Guitar Night, promo video shoot with the Ernie Ball String company, hand selected by Lee Ritenour to the judge advisory panel for the global Six String Theory competition. Since fall 2014 Don is a Riversong endorser and Riversong (Kamloops, BC, Canada) will be announcing at the upcoming NAMM Show (Jan 22-25, 2015) a Don Alder Signature Baritone.

Tour dates (as of Jan 14th, 2015):

April 12th, 2015 – Muenster/Germany, BlackBox

April 13th, 2015 – Hamburg/Germany, Music Club LIVE

April 15th, 2015 – Musikmesse Frankfurt/Germany (daytime)

April 15th, 2015 – Muehlheim/Germany, Schanz (evening)

April 16th, 2015 – Schwerte/Germany, Rohrmeisterei (Chris Kramer & Friends unplugged)

April 17th, 2015 – Krefeld/Germany, Friedenskirche (Chris Kramer & Friends unplugged)

April 18th, 2015 – Dresden/Germany, Club Passage/Bunkis Gitarrenladen

April 21st, 2015 – Göppingen/Germany, FIPS Radiobuehne

April 24th, 2015 – Weisenheim am Sand/Germany, MUK

April 26th, 2015 – Berlin/Germany, Zimmer 16

May 19th, 2015 – Bath/UK, Arts Centre

May 21st, 2015 – Limerick/Ireland, Cobblestone Joe’s

May 22nd, 2015 – Galway/Ireland, Roisin’s Dubh

May 23rd, 2015 – Belfast/UK, Crescent Arts Centre

May 25th, 2015 -Pitlochry/UK, Festival Theatre

May 28th, 2015 – Cambridge/UK, The Junction

More tour dates pending!!!

Notable quotes:

-             “Even though Don stepped onto the Guitar Superstar stage as a solo-acoustic performer, he played with ferocity and charisma, and totally owned the audience and that’s what a guitar star does. You have to deliver something so thrilling that people can’t help but stand up and cheer. Don nailed it.” Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief, GUITAR PLAYER magazine

-             "Alder's performances are transcendental" George Lynch – Dokken

-             "Alder? Simply amazing" Elliot Easton - The Cars

-             "Alder is a guitarist that should be famous around the world" Ray Daniels - Manager "Rush"

-             “Just saw the most amazing guitarist last night, shocked by Alder’s Talent this AM. Carly Rae Jepsen

Awards /Accolades

2013 International Branding Laureate Award (only 2 acoustic guitarists to receive this Tommy Emmanuel and Don Alder)

1rst - 2011 Guitar Idol Worldwide - held in London UK

1rst - 2010 Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar Superstar Contest - North America

1rst - 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships Winfield, Kansas

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