Michael Schenker Fest – led by guitar legend Michael Schenker and featuring current and former members of Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Demon Angels, and more – have announced plans to record a new studio album, set for release this August via Nuclear Blast.
Schenker, who celebrates his 64th birthday today (1/10), had the following to say:
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.
The upcoming LP follows last year’s debut, Resurrection, which features singles “Take Me To The Church,” “Warrior,” and “Heart And Soul” (check out streams below).
In addition, Michael Schenker Fest will tour North America this spring, kicking off shenanigans mid-April with five gigs in California and cruising through a slew of other big U.S. and Canadian markets.
The run eventually ends in Austin, TX at the Empire Garage — all dates can be viewed below.
Michael Schenker Fest live in 2019:
04.15 USA West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
04.16 USA West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
04.17 USA West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go Go
04.19 USA San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
04.20 USA Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04.21 USA Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
04.22 CDN Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04.24 CDN Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
04.27 USA Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
04.28 USA Kansas City, MO – The Truman
04.30 USA Louisville, KY – The Bourbon Hall
05.02 USA Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
05.03 USA Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
05.04 USA Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05.05 USA Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
05.07 CDN Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
05.09 USA Albany, NY – The Egg
05.10 USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
05.11 USA New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05.12 USA Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
05.14 USA Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
05.15 USA Richmond, VA – The National
05.16 USA Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05.18 USA Austin, TX – Empire Garage
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