Yngwie Malmsteen Recalls The Time Police And Army Were Shooting At Each Other During His Live Show


Yngwie Malmsteen guested Steve Vai for a chat on his official YouTube channel and remembered when police and the army shot at each other during his live show in Indonesia.

Malmsteen recently announced his extensive US tour, which will start on April 29, 2022, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and end on August 11, 2022, in Black Mountain, North Carolina. New tour days are also expected to be added in the coming days. The guitarist had released his latest studio album, ‘Parabellum,’ in 2021, but he had to postpone some tour dates due to doctor’s orders about his health. He will be finally on the road in support of his twenty-first album after a long tour break.

The guitarist has also been very active on his official YouTube channel lately. He releases some parts from his previous interviews and live shows on his YouTube channel. He also uploads some guitar lessons for the young players. Malmsteen recently launched a new chat program named ‘Yngwie Malmsteen’s Coffee Talk‘ and guested his close friend Steve Vai in the first episode.

During their conversation, the two notable guitarists talked about playing in places like South America, Eastern Europe, and Indonesia. At one point, Yngwie Malmsteen recalled the time police and the army started shooting each other while he was performing in Indonesia. He was playing in a soccer stadium full of people, but the police and military didn’t like each other, so they pointed their guns at each other during the show. He recalled it as a crazy moment and revealed that he initially thought the gunfires were fireworks in the stadium.

Yngwie Malmsteen revealed one of his tour memories as follows:

“I played at a soccer stadium, headlining in Surabaya and Jakarta, three shows in 1990. Soccer stadiums, I’m talking about an insane amount of people. They would have security. There was an army section and a police section, but they didn’t like each other, so they started firing guns at each other during the show and stuff. I thought it was fireworks, and you saw people running around. It was crazy.”

You can watch the entire conversation below.