The Michael Schenker Fest will bring together many of the classic voices behind Michael’s storied musical career and you are not going to want to miss this one if you can help it.
The fans of the Mad Axeman Michael Schenker will be drooling onto their tablature pages once they learn about the latest tour plans by the legendary guitar slinger as he announces the arrival of “The Michael Schenker Fest” to the US Shores. Check out the poster, full press release and dates down below. I’ll add some editorial closing at the end. Here we go.
The Press Release:
Few rock guitarists have proven to be as influential and enduring as the great Michael Schenker. And March will be a busy month for Schenker, as he will be issuing his latest album on the 2nd, ‘Resurrection,’ as well as launching a North American tour in support of it – kicking off on the 6th at the Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD, and wrapping up on April 3rd at the Ritz in Tampa, FL.
And what makes this tour truly unique is that it is being billed as “Michael Schenker Fest,” and will be featuring three classic Michael Schenker Group vocalists (Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley), plus the singer of Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock (Doogie White). And in addition to Schenker supplying guitar, he will be joined by second guitarist/keyboardist Steve Mann, bassist Chris Glen, and drummer Ted McKenna. Meet and greet packages are also available for purchase via the website linked at the close.
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Artist: Michael Schenker Fest
Title: “Warrior” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Genre: Hard Rock
The name of Michael Schenker has long been respected among Hard Rock and Metal fans for the level of guitar influence that he has laid down for so many years. Over the course of his storied career, he’s performed with some incredible singers and if you’ve ever wondered what a group with a few of them in one band would sound like then allow me to introduce you to the Michael Schenker Fest project. The group finds the legendary guitarist joined by singers Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley and we’ve just given a listen to their debut single “Warrior” which hails from the forthcoming “Resurrection” album that will be delivered by Nuclear Blast Records. Here are some thoughts about the track.
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The Details: There are probably few names that come up as an influencer to Hard Rock and Heavy Metal guitarists than that of the great Michael Schenker; Now if are one of those who play the instrument and his name escapes you, then I would like to thank you for finding our site accidently because clearly that would never be the case if you have read our site at all over the years. That said it’s always great to find Michael and his fantastic band hitting our city and this year he is bringing along Doogie White as his vocalist and promoting the brand new album called “Bridge The Gap”. Thanks to the fine folks at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill, PiercingMetal is honored to be holding this contest for our readers. This is actually our first giveaway for the New Year 2014 after a super successful series of offerings in 2013.
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Artist: Michael Schenker Group
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Lynch Mob, Sister Sin
Label: Independent Artist
July had been a very excellent month for concerts so far but today the buzz across the Metal Republic was all intensely focused on the wedding of Chelsea Clinton………oh wait, I’m mistaken since none of us gave a rats ass about that stuff and instead we were all preparing ourselves for the return of the one and only Michael Schenker Group. MSG had performed over at The Gramercy Theatre last year and this killer show found a revitalized Michael Schenker which was a great treat as the musician had been dealing with “issues” for a couple of years prior to it. Now back on top of his game he continues to tour with singer Gary Barden at the microphone. This tour would continue to showcase the talents of guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay as well and bring along the surprise new bass work of Elliot Dean and legendary drummer Carmine Appice. The tour also gave us two opening bands with Sister Sin and Lynch Mob. Here is how the hot night in NYC went down for those who were foolish enough to pass it by.
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