MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Tour North America
February 2, 2018, a year ago
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, Resurrection, on the 2nd, 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 here.
First bursting on the scene in the early ‘70s with the Scorpions, the German guitarist and his seemingly always present Flying V were also a crucial reason in UFO becoming one of the world’s top rock bands that same decade (on the strength of such classic recordings as 1977’s Lights Out, 1978’s Obsession, and 1979’s Strangers In The Night), as well as supplying guitar on a Scorpions album that made important inroads into the American market (1979’s Lovedrive). But since 1980, Schenker has been best known for his work with MSG - including such further classic recordings as 1980’s self-titled debut (featuring Barden), 1982’s Assault Attack (featuring Bonnet), and 1987’s Perfect Timing (featuring McAuley).
And soon, lucky North American fans will get the chance to experience all eras of MSG, on a nearby concert stage.
6 - The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD
7 - Carnegie Music Hall - Munhall, PA
9 - Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
10 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
11 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
12 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC CANADA
14 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
16 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
17 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
18 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
19 - Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
22 - Neptune - Theatre Seattle, WA
24 - Events Center - San Jose, CA
25 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA
26 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
27 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Cervantes Ballroom - Denver, CO
31 - Vibes Event Center - San Antonio, TX
1 - Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX
3 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL