Michael Schenker Fest are pleased to announce that they will be touring Europe and the UK this coming October/November in celebration of their latest studio album release, “Resurrection”; out now via Nuclear Blast. The dates will comprise of 12 headline shows with support coming from multinational melodic metal band Eden’s Curse (UK only!), plus a headline festival appearance at Hard Rock Hell XII.
Michael Schenker stated:
Following a really enjoyable and successful North American tour, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be touring in the UK and mainland Europe with Michael Schenker Fest. On tour we will play an extended setlist with classics from across the M.S.G. eras plus UFO, Scorpions, Temple Of Rock and material from the new album “Resurrection”, too. We have had great fun performing the new songs for the first time in North America – they’ve had a great reception from the audience. Experiencing the third part of my career in such nice company is a true pleasure. I hope to see you on our UK and European tour, keep on rockin’!
Touring with internationally renowned guitar maestro Michael Schenker will be three legendary Michael Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock vocalist Doogie White. Chris Glen will be appearing on bass with Ted McKenna on drums and Steve Mann on guitar/keys.
Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70’s with his characteristic guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history writing hits like “Doctor Doctor” and “Rock Bottom” during his time in UFO, as well as composing Scorpions classics such as “Coast To Coast” and “Holiday”, among others. His playing has proved influential for several generations of guitar players.
Back in 1979, the “German Wunderkind” decided that he wanted to be his own boss. He founded the Michael Schenker Group aka M.S.G. and released masterpieces such as “Assault Attack” and “Built To Destroy”, the live legacy “One Night At Budokan” as well as the Mcauley Schenker Group pearls “Perfect Timing” and “Save Yourself”. M.S.G. also became a home for some great vocalists, including Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow etc.) and Robin McAuley. Those guys were also a part of the comprehensive Michael Schenker Fest, whose celebrated Tokyo show was released as live CD, DVD and Blu-ray in March 2017. Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: by releasing the new Michael Schenker Fest studio album, he fulfills the long-awaited dream of all hard rock fans!