Fans of mind-boggling instrumental skills will want to set aside some time to support this month long trek by Felix Martin and Sarah Longfield. Together, the Prosthetic Records and Season Of Mist Records artists will defy logical melody and bring your mind to new and exciting aural realms. Check out the press copy and dates received from Sarah’s side of the fence.
The Press Release:
SARAH LONGFIELD, named one of “the world’s greatest 7 and 8 string guitarists” via Guitar World, will be embarking on a month-long tour this year as support for FELIX MARTIN. The run will kick off on May 1 in West Hollywood, CA and will conclude on May 30 in Dallas, TX. The full itinerary is as follows:
The Tour Dates:
05/01: West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
05/02: Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
05/03: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
05/04: Cupertino, CA @ The X Bar
05/05: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe
05/06: Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
05/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
05/09: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
05/10: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
05/11: Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s
05/12: Madison, WI @ The Annex
05/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
05/15: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
05/16: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
05/17: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
05/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Goldsounds
05/20: Washington, DC @ The Pinch
05/21: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
05/23: Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
05/24: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
05/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
05/28: Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
05/29: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
05/30: Dallas, TX @ Three Links
LONGFIELD will be touring in support of her ambitious new album, ‘Disparity,’ which was released on November 30, 2018 via Season of Mist, making it the guitarist’s debut to the label. ‘Disparity’ sees LONGFIELD raise her virtuoso playing and unique tapping technique (adapted from piano-playing fundamentals) to astounding new heights. Her music defies all genre constriction while artfully melding complex melodies with incredible levels of guitar shred. LONGFIELD is in the vanguard of young players leading the evolution of the modern guitarist, with ‘Disparity’ being a fascinating and mesmerizing glimpse inside the storm. Listen to ‘Disparity’ in full HERE.
LONGFIELD got her start on YouTube, cultivating a growing audience of over 215,000 subscribers. Ultimate Guitar recently named her one of the Top 25 YouTube Guitarists (#13).
Additionally, the 8-string extraordinaire recently debuted her first ever signature guitar via Strandberg at the 2019 NAMM Show. Details on her signature axe can be found HERE. Photos can be found below.
After years of playing the piano and the violin, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Longfield found her true musical calling when she purchased her first 7-string guitar at the age of 13. Her first EP’s ‘Zeal’ (2011) and ‘Par Avion’ (2012) received high praise from critics and fans alike.
In 2012, Longfield formed the band THE FINE CONTSTANT. In just a few years, the band released two full length albums, and toured the world supporting MARTY FRIEDMAN, ANGEL VIVALDI, POLYPHIA, and performing at festivals such as UK Tech Fest, Euroblast Fest, SXSW, and more. Her band has been hailed as “an exceptional breed of top-notch instrumental metal” (No Clean Singing), featuring “experimental know-how with a more finely-tuned approach to songwriting that bleeds together passages of spacey electronics and intertwining guitar melodies.” (Heavy Blog is Heavy)
Longfield first gained notoriety from her prolific playthrough and guitar demonstrations on her YouTube channel. Since then, Longfield has uploaded a collection of over 100 videos, featuring playthroughs, cover songs, solo material, vlogs, and much more. To date, Longfield’s channel has over 215,000 subscribers, and amassed millions upon millions of views.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now at the time of this announcement, I have only caught Sarah performing once and it was a very brief opening slot. She was terrific as was her band and I know that I’d like to catch her again so perhaps on one of these dates if I can work out the schedule. Felix Martin is a brand new name for my musical library in my mind and I would of course be checking out his set as well should I attend. What about you readers? Is this the kind of tour that you stand behind? Are you a fan of reality altering instrumentation? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.