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Brian Patrick Carroll (born May 13, 1969), known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music. He has released 294 studio albums, four special releases, and one EP. He has also performed on more than 50 other albums by other artists. His music spans many diverse areas such as progressive metal, funk, blues, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music.

Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker reading FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white mask, which, according to Buckethead, was inspired by his seeing Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. At one point, he changed to a plain white bucket that no longer bore the KFC logo, but subsequently reverted to his trademark KFC bucket. He also incorporates nunchaku and robot dancing into his stage performances.

As an instrumentalist, Buckethead has received critical acclaim for his electric guitar playing, and is considered one of today's most innovative guitarists. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the "Top 10 Fastest Guitar Shredders of All Time" as well as being included in Guitar World's lists of the "25 all-time weirdest guitarists" and the "50 fastest guitarists of all time". He performs primarily as a solo artist, though he has collaborated extensively with a wide variety of high-profile artists such as Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Iggy Pop, Les Claypool, Serj Tankian, Bill Moseley, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, That 1 Guy, Bassnectar, and was a member of Guns N' Roses from 2000 to 2004. Buckethead has also written and performed music for major motion pictures, including: Saw II, Ghosts of Mars, Beverly Hills Ninja, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Last Action Hero, and contributed lead guitar to the track "Firebird" featured on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie soundtrack. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Gabe's in Iowa City, IA Iowa City, IA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Wooly's in Des Moines, IA Des Moines, IA
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 9:30PM Buckethead @ Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ Majestic Theatre-WI in Madison, WI Madison, WI
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30PM Buckethead @ Vic Theater in Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:30PM Buckethead @ Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles, IL Saint Charles, IL
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:00PM Buckethead @ The Token Lounge in Westland, MI Westland, MI
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH Cleveland, OH
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ THE WESTCOTT THEATER in Syracuse, NY Syracuse, NY
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY Clifton Park, NY
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00PM Buckethead @ Higher Ground in Burlington, VT Burlington, VT
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME Portland, ME
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:30PM Buckethead @ The Met Cafe in Pawtucket, RI Pawtucket, RI
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ The Wilbur in Boston, MA Boston, MA
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:45PM Buckethead @ Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT Fairfield, CT
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:00PM Buckethead @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park, NJ
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York, NY New York, NY
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:00PM Buckethead @ The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA Falls Church, VA
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, PA Warrendale, PA
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH Columbus, OH
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ mercury ballroom in Louisville, KY Louisville, KY
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Madison Theater in Covington, KY Covington, KY
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ Exit/In in Nashville, TN Nashville, TN
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ Exit In in Nashville, TN Nashville, TN
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:30PM Buckethead @ The Signal in Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga, TN
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC Asheville, NC
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:30PM Buckethead @ 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke, VA Roanoke, VA
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville, VA
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:30PM Buckethead @ Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA Athens, GA
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ The Music Farm in Charleston, SC Charleston, SC
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00PM Buckethead @ Culture Room in Ft Lauderdale, FL Ft Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:00PM Buckethead @ The Orpheum in Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7:00PM Buckethead @ House of Blues Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, FL Lake Buena Vista, FL

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