In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. These shows were so rapturously received by audiences worldwide, that it seemed only logical for the protagonists to make new music together. The decision to bring in Doogie White, singer of Schenker’s TEMPLE OF ROCK, adds even more substance to Michael’s assembly.
Resurrection – also featuring a guest appearance by METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett – was released on March 2nd, 2018 through Nuclear Blast and entered charts worldwide, eg. #10 Germany, #16 Austria and Switzerland, #18 Japan as well as #81 USA.
Today, Michael Schenker celebrates his 64th birthday and is happy to announce a new studio album!
“Thank you to my fans all around the world for all the birthday messages I have received today. I’d like to take this opportunity to repay your kind birthday messages by announcing that I am currently in the studio with Michael Voss recording a second Michael Schenker Fest studio album. With great pleasure we will once again have Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White on vocals with Chris Glen (Bass) Ted McKenna (Drums) and Steve Mann (Keys / Guitar). It’s great to keep the family together for another studio album and it’ already sounding great”, says Michael Schenker.
The album is scheduled to be out on Nuclear Blast Records in August 2019…more info soon!
Before this kicks off, the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST family is going to tour North America:
15 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
16 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
17 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
19 – San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
20 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
21 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
22 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Vogue Theatre
24 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – The Palace Theatre
27 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
30 – Louisville, KY – The Bourbon Hall
02 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
03 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
04 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
07 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09 – Albany, NY – The Egg
10 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
14 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
15 – Richmond, VA – The National
16 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
18 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
More on Resurrection:
“Take Me To The Church” (official video) https://youtu.be/9o34ooePv-E
“Warrior” (official video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2VtSdZHKbE
“Heart And Soul” (official lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rJkc6jGTzg
Order Resurrection physically, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection
Order Resurrection digitally, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection
Order the 12′ single “Warrior” here: http://nblast.de/MSFHeartAndSoul