MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Band Lineup For U.S. Tour Announced

May 31, 2009

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's lineup for the band's forthcoming North American tour will consist of the following musicians:

Michael Schenker - Guitar
Gary Barden - Vocals
Wayne Findlay - Guitar
Pete Holmes - Drums
Rev Jones - Bass

Special guest Elliott Rubinson (CACTUS) will fill in on bass for two selected shows to be announced.

The dates are as follows:

Jun. 06 - Las Vegas, NV - Santa Fe Station
Jun. 09 - W. Hollywood, CA - Key Club
Jun. 10 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cat
Jun. 11 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Jun. 12 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Jun. 13 - Yucaipa, CA - Angels Roadhouse
Jun. 14 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Jun. 16 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Jun. 18 - Dallas, TX - Pontiac Garage
Jun. 19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Jun. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Camargo Park
Jun. 21 - Austin, TX - Aces
Jun. 24 - New York, NY - Blender Theater At Gramercy
Jun. 25 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Jun. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Jun. 27 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
Jun. 29 - Chicago, IL - House OF Blues
Jun. 30 - Sauget, IL - Pops
Jul. 03 - Concord, CA - Vinnie’s
Jul. 04 - Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway
Jul. 08 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
Jul. 10 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton
Jul. 11 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
Jul. 13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jul. 14 - Victoria, BC - Element
Jul. 16 - Exeter, CA - Orange Blossom Junction
Jul. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre

Michael Schenker has confirmed via his official web site that his "visa situation has been sorted out" and that the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP U.S. tour is "on as planned!"

MSG's North American trek was originally scheduled to take place in March/April but was postponed due to a delay in receiving the necessary paperwork required for Schenker to enter the U.S.

Audio samples of all 12 tracks that appear on SCHENKER BARDEN ACOUSTIC PROJECT's first album, "Gipsy Lady", are available for streaming on Play.com.

"Gipsy Lady" was released on May 19 via Inakustik.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Lost
02. Dance Lady Gipsy
03. All Of My Life
04. Fight For Freedom
05. El Grande
06. Starting Over
07. Can't Live On Life Alone
08. Another Melody
09. Travelled So Far
10. Hungry
11. Night Of The Stare
12. The Journey

Almost one year after his phenomenal comeback album "In The Midst Of Beauty" and follow-up tour, guitarist Michael Schenker has collaborated with singer Gary Barden to give the cleverly arranged songs just the touch of soul they need for full impact. And with Michael Voss, Schenker has an experienced producer, a second guitarist as well as a background vocalist on board, who delivers an outstanding performance. Kai Luennemann on percussion completes the team. Using a flamenco guitar with castanets in "Dance Lady Gipsy" conjures up a hot-blooded gypsy dancing before your eyes, while the fiddle and flutes in "Fight For Freedom" transport you to beautiful Ireland.

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