MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: New Touring Lineup Revealed

March 10, 2008

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has revealed the lineup of the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) for the band's upcoming tour in support of the "In the Midst of Beauty" album. It is as follows:

Michael Schenker - Guitar
Gary Barden - Vocals
Chris Glen - Bass
Ted McKenna - Drums
Wayne Findlay – Guitar/Keyboards

According to CDUniverse and Amazon.com, "In the Midst of Beauty" will be released on May 13 via Inakustic GMBH.

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

"In the Midst of Beauty" track listing:

01. City Lights
02. Competition
03. I Want You
04. End Of The Line
05. Summerdays
06. Night To Remember
07. Wings Of Emotion
08. Come Closer
09. Cross Of Crosses
10. Nana
11. The One
12. This Time

A total of four audio clips from the forthcoming MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) album, "In the Midst of Beauty", have been posted online at the Studio-Zwei.de web site:

"Night to Remember": Audio
"I Want You": Audio
"Competition": Audio
"Wings of Emotion": Audio

The CD features returning MSG singer Gary Barden, drummer Simon Philips (THE WHO, TOTO),bassist Neil Murray (BLACK SABBATH, WHITESNAKE) and keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, OZZY OSBOURNE).

Schenker recently toured the UK under the MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS banner.

MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS is:

Thomas Broman - Drums
Kjell Haraldsson - Keyboards/Guitar
Leif Sundin - Vocals
Thomas Torberg - Bass
Micheal Schenker - Lead Guitar

Michael Schenker's UK tour last summer was cut short due to a "multitude of events beyond the band's control, including Michael's," according to a posting on Schenker's MySpace page.

Schenker's final 2007 gig in the UK took place on August 3 in Stourbridge, U.K. when Michael ended up calling off the concert after only a handful of songs.

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