| Headliner

Al Di Meola

Past, Present, Future – Music of Di Meola, Piazzolla & The Beatles US Fall Tour 2019

Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m.

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $40/$35/$30

Past, Present, Future – Music of Di Meola, Piazzolla & The Beatles US Fall Tour 2019

$100 VIP Meet & Greet Package

Does not include a ticket to the show. You must buy your ticket(s) to the show separately and in advance before you can purchase the $100 VIP package.

To purchase your package, email BSML12@ICLOUD.com

  • View Al Di Meola’s soundcheck with seating access to the first five rows during the soundcheck. Cameras are permitted (no flash please), giving you a chance for never-before, and never-again available footage of the intimate time Al spends preparing with his Band in order to provide the audience a polished, fantastic performance. Video recording is not permitted.
  • After the soundcheck, personally meet and chat with Al Di Meola and he will sign up to two pieces of your favorite memorabilia (should you wish to bring any items). Plus, Al will sign a CD featuring the current Acoustic Band (provided to you).
  • Personal photo with Al captured on your own phone or camera by Al Di Meola’s tour representative
  • Priority merchandise access before the doors open to the general public

Al Di Meola's ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades and earned him critical accolades, three gold albums and more than six million in record sales worldwide.

A bona fide guitar hero and prolific composer, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio (featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia), and the Rite of Strings trio (with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty).

While his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola's writing along with the soulfulness and the inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set.

Di Meola’s 2013 release All Your Life was an acoustic tour de force that had him revisiting the music of a seminal influence—The Beatles. “I really credit the Beatles for the reason why I play guitar,” he says. “That was a major catalyst for me to want to learn music, so their impact was pretty strong.” A virtual one-man show of virtuosity, it features the guitar great interpreting 14 familiar Beatles tunes in the stripped-down setting of strictly acoustic guitar.

While currently juggling acoustic tours in Europe and electric tours in the United States, Di Meola arrives at the perfect marriage of the two aesthetics on his latest album, 2015’s Elysium, blending the lush tones of his nylon-string Conde Hermanos acoustic prototype model and a ’71 Les Paul electric (his Return to Forever and Elegant Gypsy axe) in a collection of songs that are at once invigorating and alluring. “It represents a new composition phase for me, whereby the writing became, in a sense, my therapy during a challenging personal transition in my life," he said.

During a 40-plus year career marked by hugely influential recordings and worldwide tours, Di Meola has regenerated the jazz idiom three times over while dedicating himself to his art.