Marty Friedman to host a “multidimensional” New Year’s Day live stream

With some “fiery” performances promised.

Marty Friedman

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Marty Friedman has announced that he will host a live stream on New Year’s Day, broadcasting the performance from Tokyo.

The stream will apparently showcase a “multi-dimensional visual atmosphere” thanks to Japanese motion graphics creator Nobuyuki Hanabusa. The former Megadeth guitarist will be taking on songs from across his solo career, including his new album, Tokyo Jukebox 3.

Like many from 2020, the new album was born of lockdown, as Friedman explained: “This year I’ve been locked down in the studio recording. Recording an album like this one requires an abnormal amount of being sequestered anyway, so if anything, the pandemic kept me focused a bit more than usual.”

“The goal was to come up with music that would be aggressively cathartic to those who were hit harder by the pandemic than I was. Having that in the back of my mind gave me one more layer of inspiration and energy, and hopefully it shows in the music.”

Take a look at the trailer for the live stream below.

The show kicks off at 9 PM Tokyo time on New Year’s Day.

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