Hard rockers Michael Schenker Fest, led by rock guitar giant Michael Schenker (ex-UFO) and featuring three original Michael Schenker Group singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, will be releasing their first studio album, Resurrection, on March 2nd via Nuclear Blast. The LP’s first single, “Warrior,” was unleashed two weeks ago and can be streamed below. Pre-order the effort here.
Supporting their impending record, Michael Schenker Fest will embark on a late winter / early spring expedition through North America. New York’s only stop on the outing happens at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza on March 10 [TIX].
Here’s more info via the official announcement:
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 play and constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits like ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Rock Bottom’, as well as SCORPIONS classics such as ‘Lovedrive’, ‘Coast To Coast’ and ‘Holiday’, among others. His playing has influenced several generations of guitar players enormously.
Back in 1979, the “German Wunderkind” decided to be his own boss. He founded the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP aka M.S.G. and released the masterpieces »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 the home of great vocalists, most notably 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 this March recently passed. Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: by releasing the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album, he fulfils the long-awaited dream of all hard rock fans!
Check out all upcoming dates below!
03/06/2017 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
03/07/2017 Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
03/09/2017 Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA
03/10/2017 Irving Plaza – New York, Ny
03/11/2017 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
03/12/2017 Club Soda – Montreal, QC CANADA
03/14/2017 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
03/16/2017 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/17/2017 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
03/18/2017 Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
03/19/2017 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
03/22/2017 Neptune – Theatre Seattle, WA
03/24/2017 Events Center – San Jose, CA
03/25/2017 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
03/26/2017 Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
03/27/2017 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
03/29/2017 Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, CO
03/31/2017 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
04/01/2017 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
04/03/2017 The Ritz – Tampa, FL