MICHAEL MONROE To Support MOTÖRHEAD On 35th Anniversary UK Tour
June 29, 2010, 8 years ago
MOTÖRHEAD have announced that MICHAEL MONROE will be their special guest on their upcoming 35th Anniversary tour in November this year.
Michael Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. The Finnish musician and multi-instrumentalist rose to fame as the singer for HANOI ROCKS and has served as the frontman for many all-star collaborations including GUNS ‘N ROSES and DEMOLITION 23 with Little Steven. Coming off the Hanoi Rocks reunion from 2002-2008, Michael returns with his highly anticipated new group. Together they will perform an assortment of material ranging from Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 classics, Michael Monroe solo favourites and three to four brand new songs the band has written over the last few months.
The band features bassist Sami Yaffa who has played with a remarkable variety of bands including Hanoi Rocks, NEW YORK DOLLS and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, and guitarist Ginger who has dazzled audiences over the world with his band THE WILDHEARTS. Also on guitar is Steve Conte, the NEW YORK DOLLS master fretman who has played with Willy DeVille and his own bands THE CRAZY TRUTH, CROWN JEWELS and COMPANY OF WOLVES. Rounding out the band is drummer Karl "Rockfist" Rosqvist, whose resume includes providing rhythm for the likes of CHELSEA SMILES and DANZIG.
On the band’s 35th Anniversary tour, Lemmy had the following to say: "35 years and still going, who would have thought - almost like fucking matrimony and no divorce in sight."
Motörhead's tour to celebrate their 35th anniversary will hit the following dates in the UK:
November8 - Aberdeen, UK - Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
9 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
10 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
12 - Blackburn, UK - St. George’s Hall
13 - Llandudno, UK - Arena
15 - Derby, UK - Assembly Rooms
16 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
18 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall
19 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
21 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
22 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
24 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Center
25 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
27 - London, UK - Brixton O2 Academy
28 - Brighton, UK - Centre
BraveWords.com recently caught up with Monroe in New York for a lengthy interview with him a his new band-mates, bassist Sami Yaffa (NEW YORK DOLLS, ex-Hanoi Rocks) and guitarist Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS). Check out the chat at this location.