MASTERPLAN, the German/Norwegian band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, will be embarking on a headlining tour in late March. Support at all shows will come from AFM Records labelmates CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROB ROCK and PURE INC. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Mar. 24 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Mar. 25 - Osnabrück, GER @ Hydepark
Mar. 26 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle
Mar. 27 - Bonn, GER @ Brückenforum
Mar. 28 - Weert, NETH @ Bosuil
Mar. 29 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
Mar. 30 - Paris, FRA @ Locomotive
Apr. 01 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 2
Apr. 02 - Vitoria, SPA @ Azkena
Apr. 03 - Madrid, SPA @ Arena
Apr. 05 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
Apr. 06 - Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz
Apr. 07 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik
Apr. 08 - Langen, GER @ Stadthalle
Apr. 09 - Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle
As previously reported, MASTERPLAN recently filmed a video for their new single, "Back For My Life", in Nuremberg and Dessau, Germany.
"Back For My Life" is the title track of the group's four-song EP, available now on Germany's AFM Records. The songs included on the EP are as follows: "Back For My Life" (single and album version), "Crimson Rider", "Killing in Time" (two different versions, non-album cut) and "Love Is a Rock" (non-album cut).
MASTERPLAN's sophomore full-length album, "Aeronautics", is scheduled for release on January 24, 2005 via AFM. The CD was produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE) and mixed by Mikko Karmila. Mastering duties were handled by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.