Guitar star Al Di Meola San Diego-bound with ‘Elegant Gypsy’ 40th anniversary tour

There are at least a few musical options for San Diegans not attending U2’s concert Friday night at Qualcomm Stadium. For guitar buffs, the list is topped by former Return To Forever star and veteran solo artist Al Di Meola. The veteran six-string virtuoso and his latest band will perform Friday at the Balboa Theater as part of his “Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour 2017.” He’ll mix songs from that chart-topping 1977 fusion-jazz album with pieces from his latest release, “Elysium,” which came out in June, as well as some selections from his intervening albums.

Al Di Meola: “Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Electric Tour 2017”: 8 p.m. Friday. Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. $51.50 (plus service charges). (800) 745-3000 or

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