Legendary Finnish rock band HANOI ROCKS has scheduled the following dates in the group's home country:
Dec. 26 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria
Dec. 27 - Seinäjoki, Finland - Rytmikorjaamo
Dec. 28 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
Dec. 31 - Helsinki, Finland - Virgin Oil Co.
HANOI ROCKS will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on November 28 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.
James Allman of Baconmusic conducted an interview with HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe on November 2, 2008 prior to the group's performance at the Birmingham Academy, UK. Watch the chat in two parts below.
HANOI ROCKS recently announced plans to disband following a final tour of Japan in the spring of 2009 as well as a few nights at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland where the group's career got started in the '80s.
November 26 will see the release of the first-ever career-spanning HANOI ROCKS retrospective, a two-CD set titled "This One's For Rock'n'Roll - The Best Of Hanoi Rocks 1980-2008".
HANOI ROCKS earlier in the year announced the addition of Swedish drummer George Atlagic (nicknamed "Jolle" among friends) to the group's ranks. According to the band, "George Atlagic stood out from the five candidates, not only for his talent, but also because of his personality and for being a kindred spirit with the band. Jolle is technically a very skillful drummer and his style is greatly in the vein of the former HANOI ROCKS drummers Gyp Casino and Razzle. He also already looked like he was playing in a successful rock band."