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Marc Rizzo Announces Solo Tour In January
November 17, 2010
Internationally-recognized guitarist Marc Rizzo, known for his exceptional solo work and involvement with Soulfly, is planning a solo U.S. tour this winter in support of his new album 'Legionnaire', beginning on January 6th, 2011 in Reading, PA. The tour will make its way into the Midwest by the end of the month, and will finish in Jacksonville, NC on January 28th. See below for all current U.S. tour dates.

New Jersey native Marc Rizzo first played solo for sold out crowds on his first U.S. solo in 2007. Rizzo released two solo albums with Shrapnel Records in 2006 and 2007, entitled 'Colossal Myopia' and 'The Ultimate Devotion'. In 2010, Rizzo released his latest album on his own Phlamencore Records, entitled 'Legionnaire'. Rizzo has been endorsed by the likes of Peavey, Yamaha and B.C. Rich, and currently has a B.C. Rich Stealth Pro Marc Rizzo 7 String Signature guitar available for public purchase.

Rizzo is also well known for his position in popular metal act Soulfly, with whom he has released four records to date; 'Prohpecy' (2004), 'Dark Ages' (2005), 'Conquer' (2008), and 'Omen' (2010). In addition, he took part in Cavalera Conspiracy with Sepultura co-founders Max and Igor Cavalera, affixing his prowess to 'Inflikted' in 2008.

Marc Rizzo Solo U.S. Tour Dates:
1/06 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
1/07 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House Of Rock
1/08 - Sandusky, OH @ The Underground
1/09 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
1/12 - Rockfod, IL @ Bar 3
1/18 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
1/19 - Wichita, KS @ The Lizard lounge
1/20 - Amarillo, TX @ Club Khoas
1/24 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
1/25 - Fayetville, AR @ Rogue
1/26 - St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
1/27 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/28 - Jacksonville, NC @ Holligans
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Marc Rizzo Solo U.S. Tour Dates
January 7, 2010
Marc Rizzo once again has stepped out from his six-string tour of duty with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy to deliver his new solo project, 'Legionnaire' on Phlamencore Records. This new albums reveals a phenomenal command of the guitar that Rizzo has become known for.

was written and recorded over a two year period, while touring worldwide with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy. Having time to write this record while on the road and in between tours, Rizzo would break and get into the studio to record, then back out on the road. "I'm really excited about this record", exclaims Rizzo. "I had a lot of time since my last record to really think about this new album. I think traveling all over the world, writing all the new material, really influenced the sound. After two U.S. solo tours in 2008, I think I really figured out what songs work well live. I'm really excited to play these new songs in front of a live audience. It's very cool to see kids slam dancing and going off to instrumental music."

Rizzo is touted a master musician with deep musical roots in metal, classical and flamenco guitar. His raw energy combined with the talent of a new-generation shred-master is a much needed breath of fresh air to the instrumental rock genre.

'Legionnaire' Tack Listing:
1. Release The Kraken
2. .....By Great Odins Beard
3. Bandidas
4. Victim In Shred
5. The Emerald Goblet
6. The Wrath Of Crom
7. Peaks And Valleys
8. Legionnaire
9. Life And Will
10. Fenestrelle Fortress
11. The Metallurgist

Marc Rizzo is one of the new breed of young guitarists in contemporary bands and has built a substantial following through his years of touring and recording with Ill Nino, Soulfly and now breaking Metal History with shredding for Metal Icons Max & Iggor Cavalera in Cavalera Conspiracy.

Marc Rizzo - Legionnaire U.S. Tour Dates:
1/08 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
1/09 - Erie, PA - Sherlocks
1/10 - Lexington, KY - Busters
1/12 - Parkersburg, WV - Club Vibe
1/13 - Kent, OH - JB's
1/14 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
1/15 - Dayton, OH - McGuffy's
1/16 - Amelia, OH - Big Ed's
1/18 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
1/19 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
1/20 - Salina, KS - Blue Goat
1/21 - Kansas City, MO - Crosstown station
1/22 - Wichita, KS - Lizard Lounge

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Marc Rizzo

Marc Rizzo (born on August 2, 1977 in Carlstadt, New Jersey, United States) is the lead guitarist of American metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on three Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages and Conquer. He has also released two solo instrumental albums; Colossal Myopia (2006) and The Ultimate Devotion (2007). Marc is also a member of Cavalera Conspiracy, a side project with the co-founders of Sepultura, Max and Igor Cavalera, alongside Gojira's Joe Duplantier. The band's debut album entitled Inflikted was released in 2008.

While primarily regarded as a metal guitarist, Rizzo's solo work demonstrates an interest in a wide range of styles, combining elements of hard rock, metal, jazz, classical and flamenco guitar. 2007 saw him headline his first US tour to sold out venues across the country. In 2008 Rizzo's two solo records were released under Shrapnel Records and is available on iTunes (

As a former standout athlete in his youth, Marc tirelessly trains with weights/shadow boxing/sprints while on tour. He is known to eat a jar of peanut butter coupled with hard boiled eggs for extreme protein.

Marc Rizzo was endorsed by Peavey and Yamaha, and traveled the world undertaking clinics for Peavey when his tour schedule allowed. Rizzo, as of 2009, is endorsed by B.C. Rich. A signature 7 string Stealth model has been built for him.

In 2004 Marc created the indie Phlamencore Records with younger brother Luke. Since has released two sampler CD's (international distro) and 3 full lengths.

Marc is a huge soccer fan and supports AC Milan football club, alongside the Italian national football team.

Rizzo is an amateur boxer whom fought in New Jersey (USA) Golden Gloves. Known to practice guitar and work out with weighttraining while on tour.

During live shows, Marc is known for his frequent jump-kicks, and was also known for regularly wearing a backpack while playing live shows, although more recently he has stopped this practice. He is also known for occasionally wearing soccer shirts on stage, such as AC Milan and FC Internazionale. This can be seen at the Download Festival 2004.

Rizzo grew up in Carlstadt, New Jersey, where he attended Henry P. Becton Regional High School. *Artist Bio from Wikipedia*