Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions Announce the 2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Sponsored by Dean Guitar and dDrum




The Paramour Group and JAAB Productions present the Extreme Guitar Tour 2015!  The XG Tour includes performances by guitar greats Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introduces the new band Black Knights Rising.


Special guests Joe Lynn Turner* (Rainbow, Deep Purple) Canadian rockers Old James will be opening every show.


Drumming for Uli Jon Roth will be Kofi Baker, son of CREAM drummer Ginger Baker.


Elliot Rubinson, CEO of Dean Guitars will be featured on bass during the performances of all three guitarists.


Black Knights Rising are: Craig Goldy – guitar, Vinnie Appice – drums, Mark Boals – vocals, Allesandro Bertoni – keyboards and Elliot Rubinson – bass.


Conceived in the summer of 2013 by JAAB Productions, it debuted in January of 2014 during NAMM week with a mini tour of five shows along the West Coast of California. These shows featured multiple artists performing on stage together, often with four & five guitarists jamming with dueling drummers.


The original concept started five years earlier when producer Andrew Banks paired guitarists of notoriety with Kofi Baker to play extended jam versions of Cream songs under the title of Extreme Cream. Guitarists that have played these shows, often lasting two & a half hours in length, include Mike Keneally, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey, Michael Angelo Batio & Roy Z.


This two plus hour, multi drum kit & layered guitarist approach was perfected in early 2014 when Tour / Production Manager Jeff Agins took the concept on the road for five dates along the west coast. The response was VERY well received & requests poured in to take the XG Tour on the road across the US.


The fans have spoken & after several months of production, the first National XG Tour 2015 has become a reality!
Confirmed dates listed below with more to be announced soon!  

1/21: Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage*

1/22: Anaheim, CA –  House of Blues*

1/23: Hollywood, CA House of Blues*

1/24: Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d*

1/25: San Jose, CA – Rock Star Bar

1/26: Portland, OR – Tonic

1/27: Seattle, WA – Studio 7

1/29: Moorehead, MN The Garage

1/30: Spring Lake Park, MN – POVS

1/31: St Charles, IL – Arcade Theater

2/1: Chicago, IL – Reggies

2/2: Detroit – Token Lounge

2/3: Toronto, ON – Mod Club

2/4: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

2/5: Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall

2/6: Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall

2/7: Poughkeepsie NY – The Chance

2/8: New York, NY – BB Kings

2/9: Springfield, VA – Empire


*Joe Lynn Turner appears on this date

Justen Bieber