It was the Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky last Tuesday, and it could not be what it is without a tribute to Prince. Check out some photos and videos from the night!
Award-winning, chart-topping guitarist, Monte Pittman, has announced several performances from now through July 2016 as part of the LA KISS Football house band, which also boasts Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley)! Fans that attend the LA KISS home games will be witness to multiple sets from the band before, during, and after the game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. See below for all dates:
Upcoming LA KISS Football home games
To purchase tickets, and to learn more information about LA KISS Football, please visit: lakissfootball.com
In addition to being a renowned solo artist, Monte Pittman is also known for his guitar-work in Prong, for appearing on all of Madonna‘s live tours and albums (beginning with the 2001 “Drowned World Tour”), along with many other collaborations. Most recently, Monte Pittman released The Power of Three (2014) via Metal Blade Records – an album which was heralded as “the holy grail of riffage…” (Rock Revolt Magazine). To preview and purchase The Power of Three, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman
After 3.5 months of rehearsal
5 legs across the world
30 weeks of touring
328 wardrobe changes
125 fellow tour mates
and hundreds and hundreds of new contacts
The Rebel Heart Tour has come to an end. So how will Monte stay in touch with Aya and Bambi or Kiley and Nicki now the tour is over?
Monte has recently found an app called ConnectiD that takes care of his address book when he is busy and keeps family and friends back home in LA aware of what timezone he is in when on the road.
“The sheer number of people I meet every time I travel makes manually keying their information into my smartphone really tedious…with ConnectiD I have a backed up version of my contacts if I lose my phone that always stay up to date and I can easily add the number/address for my latest hotel to my profile so I can be reached easily”
ConnectiD is the fastest way to exchange a set of details and control what you share with whom and in return you get accurate and real-time contact information for everyone you know who has it. Monte said “I’ve just updated my info and all my friends have instantly received my changes direct to their phones which is awesome…what’s even better is I never have to update other peoples details, if they make changes ConnectiD will update my address book which is cool as I’ll be busy with my new album and my online guitar lessons when I get back”
Stay up-to-date and connected with your contacts easily and always… Get ConnectiD
Monte rocked a different kind of stage last weekend – he played with the LA Kiss House Band at the AFL! Check out some videos!
It was a great event last night in LA where Monte had the opportunity to jam some great songs with the guys at the “From Classic to Rock” event! Check out some pictures & videos. Monte is rocking his ESP Eclipse guitar!
Fresh off the Rebel Heart Tour, our favorite Rock God went straight in the studio to record vocals for his fourth solo album! Monte said in the recent interview for Australian Musician that:
“I recorded all of the guitars on the Kemper. I did a lot of the guitars in my hotel room on tour. I’d take the Kemper to my hotel room with my guitar because the drums are already done, so I recorded all of the guitars myself. I pushed myself way past my boundaries with all of the guitar playing and guitar solos.”
Stay tuned for more news!
Australian Musician spent some time with Monte on the last day of the Rebel Heart Tour and they talked about guitar, amps, his next solo album and of course, Madonna!
Is there a favourite part of the show for you?
For me the song Burning Up because that is the biggest guitar song for me and she gives me a guitar solo, so that’s going to be my favourite. I love doing the acoustic with her too. That’s the great thing about this gig is that you do rock stuff, you do acoustic stuff, funk stuff. We always do atmospheric stuff, so I get to play so many styles, even jazz. There’s some jazz in there too.
After 3 1/2 months of rehearsal, 7 months of touring, over a year on the road (including promo), we've come to our 82nd soundcheck & final show on the #madonna #rebelhearttour – These #espguitars have never let me down & have been with me every step of the way! #instagramtakeover @orangeamplifiers @ethoscustombrands @daddarioandco @jimdunlopusa @seymourduncanpickups @kemperamps @darta_effects @walrusaudioeffects @solidgoldfx @parasitstudio #eclipse #frx #strat #burningup #quiltedmaple
Read the full interview here!
Check out some great videos from Madonna’s intimate gig “Tears of a Clown” that was held in Melbourne last night. Monte played his Bourgeois acoustics and his Alhambra nylon string guitar.
Such kind words about Madonna’s set list tonight! Seeing people who had waited outside for so long put their hands in their faces, crying while hearing some of these songs is one of the most amazing Madonna moments I’ve experienced at this point. Tonight was so much hard work but so much fun. I’m always here as long as I’m welcome. It was awesome performing these songs tonight. So many to choose from. The shape of things to come, I hope! How can I be any use to you now….? — Monte Pittman
Madonna had a special surprise for her fans in Australia, who have been waiting to see Madonna perform since 1993! Madonna and her band held an intimate gig called “Tears of a Clown” at The Forum in Melbourne where she performed 15 songs, including “Easy Ride” that she and Monte co-wrote.
Send in the Clowns (Judy Collins cover)
Drowned World/Substitute for Love
Between the Bars (Elliot Smith cover)
I’m So Stupid
Paradise (Not for me)
Joan of Arc
Don’t Tell Me
Take a Bow
The Tears of a Clown
Such kind words about Madonna’s set list tonight! It was awesome performing these songs tonight. The shape of things to come?
— Monte Pittman (@montepittman) March 10, 2016
Check out some pictures below!
Fresh off the Rebel Heart Tour, Monte will join a star-studded event to benefit Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools on March 26 at the Norris Theater and Pavilion in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
“From Bach to Rock” is an intimate concert, bringing rock stars together with world-renowned classical musicians, taking you on a journey from 17th century to the modern hits of today, all in the spirit of benefiting Palos Verdes Peninsula public schools (proceeds to be donated to the Peninsula Education Foundation – PEF).
More info HERE!