Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth will make his debut performance at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on September 28, 2023. For this special show, Uli will perform songs from his time with Scorpions and Electric Sun, along with Hendrix covers and his own solo material for an unforgettable night of music. Purchase tickets HERE.
Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist who became famous for his work with the rock band Scorpions and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre. As an artist, Uli is a phenomenon and his unique set of artistic talents has gained him an international reputation as a musical visionary and innovator early on in his career.
After releasing four studio albums as well as the critically acclaimed live album Tokyo Tapes with Scorpions, Uli formed his own band called Electric Sun, which produced three albums each dedicated to a specific individual, those being, Jimi Hendrix, Anwar Sadat, and Martin Luther King.
During the years that followed, Uli largely stayed out of the limelight and only played a handful of selected shows over a period of altogether thirteen years. He wanted to find a new kind of music and deliberately stayed away from the mainstream, because he felt the current music scene didn’t have much to offer that he was interested in. Artistically speaking, this was to become one of the most important phases of Uli’s life, a time of introspection, and a time where he wrote a lot of new music prolifically, but one where – on the other hand – he recorded and published very little. It was a time of changes and new beginnings for him.
In 1998, Uli accepted an invitation by Joe Satriani to participate in a large-scale European tour of the G3 together with Michael Schenker. Highlights of this tour included an onstage jam session with Brian May at London’s Wembley Arena and a tremendously successful UJR performance at the Monsters of Rock in Turin, Italy.
Those who have been lucky enough to witness Uli’s live performances in recent years will testify that his concerts are an expression of the highest art of guitar playing and each onstage appearance by Uli Jon Roth is a unique occasion, because he always manages to create new magic on stage through his guitar playing and his inspiring persona. Uli is equally at home on stages of all sizes, from smaller, intimate venues such as clubs to stadiums and festivals and he always manages to captivate the attention of audiences all over the world by tapping into the very heart of music itself. Uli considers his live performances as a very important and irreplaceable part of his overall artistic life, and he loves to keep his shows as free and spontaneous as possible.
The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street. Tickets can be purchase online at narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and during showtimes.