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Virtuoso guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 24

Virtuoso guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Oct. 24
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From a press release:

Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen is bringing his World on Fire Tour, named after his latest album, to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $32-$60, are on sale now and available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg), online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a world-renowned guitarist from Stockholm, Sweden. As a young boy, he originally had no interest in music, but that all changed on Sept. 18, 1970 when he saw a TV special on the late Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Malmsteen watched in awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Malmsteen was born.

As one of rock’s premiere virtuoso guitarists, Malmsteen has dominated the world of solo guitar for decades. When he was barely 20, he exploded onto the music scene with his jaw-dropping technique of lightning fast harmonic minor scalar riffing. His 1984 album “Rising Force” established seemingly overnight the style now referred to as neo-classical melodic rock, drawing influence from classical composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Niccol√≤ Paganini, and Antonio Vivaldi.

A legend in both style and technique, Malmsteen’s career has spanned over 40 years with over 20 albums to his name, reaching new heights when his totally classical work for orchestra and solo electric guitar, “Concerto Suite,” was released in 1998, proving that his classical credentials were genuine. A respected musician among both his peers and his fans, he continues to play and compose at a level of mastery that many career musician only dream of.

  • Daryl Plumley