WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp will release a new solo album, "Mike Tramp & The Rock 'N' Roll Circuz", on October 5. The CD "promises to be the most profound musical statement" released to date by Tramp, according to a press release. "With this album no stone has been left unturned, no compromises made, this album is complete in every way," he says.
"Mike Tramp & The Rock 'N' Roll Circuz" will first be only released in Denmark via Kick Music/Sony Music, but will also made available via MikeTramp.com.
Co-produced in Copenhagen, Denmark with guitar player Søren Andersen, "Rock 'N' Roll Circuz" — which Tramp calls "my best ever, my masterpiece" — refers to the atmosphere created by Tramp around the band in the studio when recording the album. "It made us visualize this old fallen apart circus," he says. "From there we built certain things into the songs and into the album."
He adds, "[This LP] is even deeper and more personal than ever before. People should get ready for 'All Of My Life', a song that lyrically speaks for itself, with many describing it as 'classic Tramp."
Having now returned home to Copenhagen, the road that Tramp has traveled in his 32 years of rock and roll is uniquely his own. First rising to stardom over 30 years ago with MABEL, Tramp earlier this year re-emerged as a public figure in Denmark via his appearance on the TV show "All Stars". "It was a great chance to show and tell an entire country my life story of 32 years in rock and roll," he says.
In October 2009, Tramp will embark on his first-ever big tour of Denmark and early next year will venture out into the rest of the world.
As someone who has gambled his life and given his heart and soul to rock and roll, Tramp is philosophical when pondering what the music has given him in return. "To me, it is my lifestyle, a pair of glasses that I view life through, a pair of boots that take me to where I want to go and a religion that allows you freedom to follow your heart and do what you want," he says.
Check out audio samples at www.myspace.com/miketramp.
Mike Tramp Danish tour dates:
Oct. 03 - Skraaen - Aalborg
Oct. 17 - Vershuset - Næstved
Oct. 23 - Arkaden - Odense
Oct. 29 - Rockstjernen - Herning
Oct. 30 - Tante Olga - Randers
Oct. 31 - Kielgasten - Holstebro