Amplifier brand Marshall is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the company has put together a concert event that will feature a star-studded lineup of hard-rocking musicians. ’50 Years Of Loud… Live!,’ will take place at London’s Wembley Arena on September 22nd.
In an official statement, Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain had the following to say: “This is truly a celebration of a British icon – Marshall,” adding, “Beyond doubt, Jim Marshall and the team have shaped the sound of rock music for eternity…We’re bringing together beyond-legendary artists for a moment in history. Expect pure rock ‘n’ roll madness amplified to the max by Marshall!”
Among those set to appear at the show will be some of the biggest names in guitar land, including Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Zakk Wylde, alongside a stellar line-up of Billy Duffy (The Cult), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Doug Aldrich and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake) with more names to be announced.
Paul Marshall, the firm’s Head Of Artist Liaison said, “Artists play a massive role in the company, and are very much part of the ‘Marshall Family’. Over the five decades of Marshall’s history, practically every guitar hero has used Marshall, Richie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Slash, the list goes on…. This event is a celebration of the Marshall family and we are honoured so many artists want to get involved!”