AniMinneapolis Announces Eric Stuart

Nov 26th 2013
Minneapolis, MN - November 25, 2013 - AniMinneapolis, the three-day anime convention in May in Minneapolis, announced earlier today that voice actor Eric Stuart will be appearing at the convention in 2014.

Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart is a special blend of talent. He has successfully combined the world of music, voice acting and directing for many years. Besides starring in hit shows including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Dave Mason, Julian Cope, Dave Davies, The Alarm, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, and Jeffrey Gaines.

The Eric Stuart Band released their latest album, Lipstick and Barbed Wire, in June 2013. This is their sixth full-length release on the indie label Widow's Peak Records and it features Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton.

In the summer of 1997, Eric's classic rock and roll style was noticed by Ringo Starr who invited him to open the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers tour that same summer. Since then, Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton. In 2000, Frampton produced Eric's next album, Blue, Dressed In Black, along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg.

Now living in Nashville, Eric's songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville's finest songwriters. The band's great live show of all original, guitar-driven rock/pop has made the Eric Stuart Band a must-see in the area. Other projects in Eric's impressive career are Viva Piñata, Ultimate Muscle, Dinosaur King, Kirby, Slayers, Chaotic, Sonic X, TMNT, GoGoRiki, One Piece, F-Zero, Magical DoReMi, Fighting Foodons, Shaman King, Descendants of Darkness, Labyrinth of Flames, Valkyrie Profile, Tama and Friends, and voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations.

"We are very excited to have Eric Stuart joining us," said senior organizer Ryan Kopf. "Several of our staff are massive Yu-Gi-Oh! fans."

AniMinneapolis includes hundreds of events every year, including Q&A sessions with special guests of honor, numerous fan panels, autograph sessions, and video game tournaments. A full list of the convention's guests can be found as it is updated at http://animinneapolis.com/guests

AniMinneapolis will be held from May 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Over 4,000 attendees are expected. Interested people can book a hotel room for $99/night at http://animinneapolis.com/location or buy tickets for $40 at http://animinneapolis.com

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