MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support on all dates will come from San Francisco-based guitar virtuoso Doug Doppler, signed to Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. This tour will run June 14 to July 21. MSG's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

June 14 - Santa Rosa, CA - Last Day Saloon
June 15 - Portland, OR - Outlaws
June 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
June 20 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
June 21 - West Hollywood, CA - The Key Club
June 22 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
June 23 - Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon
June 24 - Sacramento, CA - Hard Rock Live
July 01 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
July 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
July 06 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock
July 09 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (w/ ENUFF Z'NUFF)
July 12 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
July 14 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
July 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
July 19 - Long Island, NY - Mulchay's
July 21 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
July 27 - Scheltenham, England - The Nightowl
July 28 - Derbyshire, England - Rock N Blues Custom Show festival (w/ SCORPIONS)
July 29 - Manchester, England - Apollo (w/ SCORPIONS)
July 30 – London, England - Hammerstein Apollo (w/ SCORPIONS)
Aug. 01 - Frome, Somerset, England - Cheese and Grain
Aug. 02 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
Aug. 03 - Stourbridge, England - Rockcafe 2000
Aug. 04 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England - Queens Hall

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's current touring lineup is as follows:

Michael Schenker (guitar)
Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards)
Jari Tiura (vocals)
Bodo Schopf (drums)
Frank Rummler (bass)

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP released "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", a special CD to celebrate the band's 25-year anniversary, on August 1 via Locomotive Records. The CD contains Michael Schenker's signature riffage on new cuts featuring an all-star assembly of singers who have recorded with Schenker over the past quarter-century: Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley, Kelly Keeling, Leif Sundin, Chris Logan and Michael's most recent vocalist, Jari Tiura. UFO's Pete Way chips in with bass for this special occasion and RACER X vocalist Jeff Martin is behind the kit.

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