Walter Giardino needs no introduction to hard rock and metal fans in South America.
Leader and founder of Argentinean band Rata Blanca, Walter is one of the most influential guitarists of the continent having sold millions of albums worldwide.
After more than 20 years he continues to sell out venues including a complete sold out show on the 4th of June 2011, which gathered over 8,000 fans at
Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, where generations of fans celebrated with the band the 20th Anniversary of their Triple Platinum album "Magos, Espadas & Rosas".
Walter's solo career begun in 1998 with the release of "Temple". A hard rock master piece which gave him more room artistically to develop a fesher and more powerful style which was noticed outside South America.
In later years, after returning to Rata Blanca in 2001 and thanks to his solo venture, he performed with rock legends such as Glenn Hughes, who was a special guest of Rata blanca at few shows, one of which was recorded on DVD.
In 2008 Walter invited singer Doogie white (former Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen) to record Rata Blanca's latest album "El Reino Olvidado" in English, known as "The Forgotten Kingdom". The Spanish version by Rata Blanca had reached Gold status in Argentina alone on the week of its release.
In 2009 "The Forgotten Kingdom" was released followed by a series of presentations with Doogie White in Argentina.
After the success of the shows and obvious chemistry onstage, Walter and Doogie continued working together writing new material for Walter's solo project "Temple".
In 2010 Walter teamed up with rock legend Graham Bonnet, (Rainbow/alcatrazz) and bass player Greg Smith (alice Cooper/Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow/Ted Nugent) with whom he performed a one off show in Buenos Aires under the name of GBS (Giardino/Bonnet/Smith).
Walter is now ready to hit the stages Worlwide and launch his solo career outside South America. Alongside Doogie he will perform some of his solo material as well as new songs and also bring back to live some hard rock classics which influenced them both through the years and brought them together musically.
They will deliver a high energy show and top class performance which will no doubt delight and surprise the old school hard rockers and the new generations of fans who will witness the performance of a life time.
Walter's performance not only incorporates virtuosism but taste, elegance and feeling. Not to be missed...