Michael Schenker News and Tour Information
Updated on 10/02/2014

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[10/02/14 update]
More Temple of Rock Netherlands Date: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Temple of Rock will be performing one more show in the Netherlands. Thanks, Peter!!

Sun 11/02/14 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Schaaf City Theatre venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[09/28/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock New Album Recording Update: Wayne Findlay posted a message on his facebook as follows:

Just finished 14 songz of Keys for the new Temple of Rock album, including B3, CX3, lots of different stringz, cellos, choirs, several synthz and much more. 7string Trident is also finished and totally crushing!! This album is on a whole new level!!! The Heaviest yet!!! Maybe we can play a new track from this live on the upcoming tour starting in October??!!

[09/28/14 update]
Planet Rockstock 2014 Headliner: Temple of Rock will perform at the Planet Rockstock 2004 festival as a headliner on Saturday the 6th of December.

Sat 12/06/14 Trecco Bay, Wales, U.K. Planet Rockstock 2014 (headliner)

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[09/01/14 update]
Hard-drives of the New Album also Stolen: Doogie White has posted the following messages on his facebook.

UPDATE TO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Fellow Rawkers and Rawkettes, it saddens me to inform you that not only did the thieving bastards steal guitars but they have also made off with the hard-drives containing the tracks for the new album and the computer that had all the back-ups of our work. It will take a moment or two for us to gather our thoughts and hatch new plans to re-record the whole thing.
As one moment in time is lost so another will take its place.

Really not best pleased but grateful to all of you who have posted, re-posted and shared. We can only wait and see what transpires over the next few days. Re-group and get down to business. Very annoying but some nice new lyric ideas. "Round em up, Hang em High" Rather catchy dontcha think?
UPDATE
Fiends and others. First off thanks for posting and reposting and sharing about our little mishap, much appreciated really. Investigations continue.

Herman is in the studio putting down drums against the earlier writing sessions we had made. Michael will be adding guitars for me to sing to next week. So we are up and running again albeit a bit behind. Your support has been outstanding and we will bring to you the finest RAWK album of 2015. xx Vigilante Man
[08/31/14 update]
Michael Schenker and Michael Voss' Guitars Stolen: Doogie White has posted the following message on his facebook.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT..
Fiends and concerned citizens.
Sometime between 6pm Friday 29th Aug and 11 am Sunday 31st August 2014
some robbing thieving bastards broke into Kidroom Studios in Greven Germany, where we are recording the new TEMPLE OF ROCK album "Spirit on a Mission" and stole . At the moment we are accessing the extent of the damage but ALL Michael Voss and Michael Schenker's guitars have been stolen. Please keep an eye out for any low life trying to pawn, sell or in some other way dispose of any of these guitars. There will be a press release and an up date very soon. Please feel free to share. xx DTW

[08/20/14 update]
Temple of Rock - More French and Int'l Waters Dates (official): Two more French dates and a e and a German date have been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website.

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be performing onboard the 7000 Tons of Metal cruise, sailing on the 22-26 January 2015 from Miami,USA, to Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

Thu 11/27/14 Marseille, France L' Espace Julien venue ad
Fri 11/28/14 Annecy, France Le Brise Glace venue ad
Thu 01/22/15 International Waters 7000 Tons Of Metal Cruise venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[08/13/14 update]
Comments and Videos from Two Recent Festivals: Both Wayne Findlay and Doogie White commented on recent two festivals on their facebook, which are Leyendas del Rock Festival on August 8 and Pyraser Classic Rock Night on August 9. And some videos from those shows have been posted on youtube.

[07/28/14 update No.3]
Title of Temple of Rock New Album: According to facebook of Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock, the title of their new album will be Sprit on a Mission.
Special announcement: As many of you may know by now, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock is currently in the studio recording a new album. The album will be called "Spirit on a Mission".

More to be announced soon
[07/28/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock New Album Writing: Doogie White posted on his facebook as of July 25th a message regarding the song writing for Michael Schenker / Temple of Rock's new album which is slated for release in 2015.
First week of writing with Michael Schenker went well. We have a few solid ideas down that the band can build on. The catchiest title so far is "fSharp 146". Sounding good though. No rush, its not out til 2015. Still have the European tour to do to promote "Bridge the Gap" Starts late October til Christmas..
[07/28/14 update]
Doogie's Review of Bang Your Head Festival and A Video from MOR: Doogie White posted his review of the Bang Your Head Festival which tool place on July 11 on his facebook. Thanks, Doogie!!
The first show in more than two months, hence Michael Schenker, brought the A Team to his ongoing Bridge The Gap tour, that's Doogie White (vox), and ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Monty Python funny man Eric Idle doppelganger, aka bassist Francis Buchholz. Beginning 10 minutes late, with the monstrous UFO hit "Doctor Doctor", most of the choices were from Schenker's various incarnations, including MSG, the Scorps, and naturally, the English hard rockers. Only "Where The Wild Wind Blows", "Horizons" and Dio dedicated "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" were culled from Bridge The Gap. Despite teh balmy temperatures, Schenker wore a black knit stocking cap, although the sleeveless shirt showed there's not a lot of meat (insulation) on those bones. After "Lovedrive", the former Rainbow singer queried from the catwalk, "Friday afternoon in Germany. Why aren't you at work?" "Another Piece Of Meat" and then some Schenker noodling ("Assault Attack"), that led into "Armed & Ready". Not sure why they played "Rock You Like A Hurricane', especially at the expense of another MSG classic, but it's certainly not essentially, especially outside the USA, although it does give Rarebell the opportunity to lead the "Here I am" chant from behind his kit. "Rock Bottom" was a fitting, if not unexpected finale. Great stuff.
Also, Doogie posted on his facebook a link to a video from the Masters of Rock Festival which took place on 12.



[07/16/14 update No.2]
Masters of Rock Festival Video: Wyane has kindly informed us of a video of Rock You Like A Hurricane from the Masters of Rock Festival which took place in Vizovice, Czech Republic on July 12. Thanks, Wayne!!!

[07/16/14 update]
Bang Your Head Festival Video and Photos: Olga has kindly sent me a cool vedeo and photos she took at the Bang Your Head Festival which took place in Balingen, Germany on July 11. Thanks, Olga!!!

[07/12/14 update]
Michael Schenker Interview by Dean Guitars Japan: Here is an interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Dean Guitars Japan (Kurosawa) just after Michael Schenker finished the Japan tour last March.

[06/19/14 update No.2]
Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014 - Metal Icon Award: Michael Schenker won the Metal Hammer Gold Gods 'Icon' award on June 16, presented by Joe Perry of Aerosmith! Photos can be found on Michael Schenker's official website. Congratulations, Michael!!

Icon Award:

Who has transcended their status as a heavyweight of the genre to earn the status of undisputed legend? Who towers above their peers and demands respect from fans and bands alike? That person, friends, is an Icon, and only the very greatest can even think of qualifying.



[06/19/14 update]
Temple of Rock -Dutch and German Dates (official): A Dutch date and a German date have been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website. (cf. 06/16/14 update)

Fri 10/31/14 Zoetermeer, The Netherlands Boerderij venue ad
Sat 11/01/14 Worpswede, Germany Musichall venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[06/16/14 update]
Temple of Rock -Dutch Date (unofficial): A Dutch date has been announed on the venue website. Thanks, Peter!!!

Fri 10/31/14 Zoetermeer, The Netherlands Boerderij venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[06/14/14 update]
Temple of Rock - More French Date (official): New French dates and some of the unofficial French/Belgian dates which have been reporeted here have been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website. (cf. 05/31/14, 05/24/14 and 05/12/14 updates)

Wed 11/12/14 Lille, France Le Splendid venue ad
Thu 11/13/14 Savigny-le-Temple, France L'Empreinte, France
Fri 11/14/14 Vauréal/Paris, France Le Forum venue ad
Sun 11/16/14 Amneville, France Le Seven Casino
Mon 11/17/14 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66
Tue 11/18/14 Cleon, France La Traverse
Thu 11/20/14 Bordeaux, France Le Rock School Barbey
Tue 11/25/14 Perpignan, France El médiator
Wed 11/26/14 Sanary Sur Mer, France Le Theatre Galli
Thu 11/27/14 Besancon, France La Rodia venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/31/14 update]
Temple of Rock - More French Date (unofficial): One more French date of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been announced on ticket website. Thanks, Sylvie!!

Tue 11/25/14 Perpignan, France El médiator

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/24/14 update]
Temple of Rock - More European Dates (officialn and unofficial): Michael Schenker's planned appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival had been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website (cf. 03/15/14 update No.2). On the other hand, Cassic Rock Festival was removed from the tour dates on the official site. A French date has been announed on the venue website. Thanks, Sylvie!!

Sat 09/06/14 Goerlitz Germany Classic Rock Festival
Fri 11/14/14 Vauréal/Paris, France Le Forum venue ad
Sat 11/15/14 Pwllheli, Gwynnd, Wales, U.K. Hard Rock Hell Festival VIII - Hafan y Mor

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/16/14 update]
Michael Schenker Interview: A interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on songfacts.com which is a good reading.

[05/15/14 update]
Temple of Rock - New Recording: A new message regarding the recording of Temple of Rock's new album has been posted on Michael Schenker's official website. Thanks, ryo!!
Hi Everyone

Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK is back in the recording studio for a brand new album.

They will be continuing their "Bridge The Gap" - World Tour with summer festival dates and then touring Europe & the UK in Nov/Dec 2014. It will be a brand new program, including new material from their unreleased album. The new album is to be released in Spring 2015.

See you out there and stay tuned for more details.
[05/12/14 update]
Temple of Rock - Belgian Date (unofficial): A Belgian tour date of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been announced on ticket website. Thanks, Sylvie!!

Mon 11/17/14 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/10/14 update]
Temple of Rock - European Dates (Official): European dates of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock Bridge the Gap Tour are officially announed on Michael Schenker's official website.

Sat 07/12/14 Vizovice, Czech Master of Rock Festival venue ad
Sat 08/09/14 Pyras, Germany Pyraser Classic Rock Night
Mon 11/03/14 Bochum, Germany Zeche Bochum ticket
Tue 11/04/14 Bonn/Beuel, Germany BrÜuckenforum ticket
Wed 11/05/14 TuÜbingen, Germany Sudhaus TuÜbingen venue ad
Fri 11/07/14 Aschaffenburg, Germany Colos - Saal venue ad
Sat 11/08/14 Bruchsal, Germany Fabrik venue ad
Sun 11/09/14 Ingolstad, Germany eventhalle Westpark venue ad
Tue 11/11/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Konzertfabrik venue ad
Fri 11/21/14 Santander, Spain Escenario Santander venue ad
Sat 11/22/14 Zaragoza, Spain Teatro de las Esquinas venue ad
Sun 11/23/14 Barcelona, Spain Bikini venue ad
Wed 12/10/14 Newcastle, U.K. O2 Academy Newcastle venue ad
Thu 12/11/14 Glasgow, U.K. O2 ABC Glasgow venue ad
Fri 12/12/14 Nottingham, U.K. Rock City venue ad
Sat 12/13/14 Manchester, U.K. The Ritz venue ad
Mon 12/15/14 Leeds, U.K. O2 Academy Leeds venue ad
Tue 12/16/14 Wolverhampton, U.K. Robin 2 venue ad
Wed 12/17/14 Norwich, U.K. The Waterfront venue ad
Fri 12/19/14 Bristol, U.K. O2 Academy Bristol venue ad
Sat 12/20/14 London, U.K. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/03/14 update]
More Temple of Rock - European Dates (unofficial): Six German concert dates in November 2014 of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock Bridge the Gap-Tour are listed on this ticket-website and venue websites. Thanks, Thomas!!

Mon 11/03/14 Bochum, Germany Zeche Bochum ticket
Tue 11/04/14 Bonn/Beuel, Germany BrÜuckenforum ticket
Wed 11/05/14 TuÜbingen, Germany Sudhaus TuÜbingen venue ad
Fri 11/07/14 Aschaffenburg, Germany Colos - Saal venue ad
Sat 11/08/14 Bruchsal, Germany Fabrik venue ad
Sun 11/09/14 Ingolstad, Germany eventhalle Westpark venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/30/14 update]
Another Temple of Rock - European Date (unofficial): A Switzerland tour date of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been announced on venuer website. Tickets are already on sale. Thanks, Sylvie!!

Tue 11/11/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Konzertfabrik venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/25/14 update]
Another Temple of Rock - U.K. Tour Date (unofficial): One more U.K. tour date of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been announced on venuer website. Thanks, Paul!!

Wed 12/17/14 Norwich, U.K. The Waterfront venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/24/14 update]
More Temple of Rock - U.K. Tour Date (unofficial): One more U.K. tour date of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been announced on venuer website.

Sat 12/13/14 Manchester, U.K. The Ritz venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/23/14 update]
More Temple of Rock - U.K. Tour Dates (unofficial): More U.K. tour dates of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock have been announced on venuer websites.

Wed 12/10/14 Newcastle, U.K. O2 Academy Newcastle venue ad
Thu 12/11/14 Glasgow, U.K. O2 ABC Glasgow venue ad
Fri 12/12/14 Nottingham, U.K. Rock City venue ad
Mon 12/15/14 Leeds, U.K. O2 Academy Leeds venue ad
Tue 12/16/14 Wolverhampton, U.K. Robin 2 venue ad
Fri 12/19/14 Bristol, U.K. O2 Academy Bristol venue ad
Sat 12/20/14 London, U.K. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/22/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker New Interview: An interesting interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Eddie Trunk's website.

[04/22/14 update]
Temple of Rock - U.K. Tour Dates (unofficial): Two U.K. tour dates of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock have been announced on Ents24.com.

Wed 12/10/14 Newcastle, U.K. O2 Academy Newcastle ticket
Fri 12/19/14 Bristol, U.K. O2 Academy Bristol ticket

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/16/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker New Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on LengendaryRockInterviews.com.

[04/16/14 update]
Doogie White Interview: An interview with Doogie White which was conducted at House of Blues West Hollywood during the previous U.S. tour can be viewed on youtube. He talks about Schenker, Malmsteen, Blackomore and etc.



[04/10/14 update]
Young Guitar Magazine Article: The latest issue (May 2014) of Japanese Young Guitar Magazine has an interview with Michael Schenker conducted during his Temple of Rock Japan tour toghether wih the information on his gears. Michael commented that the next album will be recorded with the same line-up for the Japan tour. Thanks, Ryo and Mak!!

[04/07/14 update]
Burrn! Magazine Article: The latest issue (May 2014) of the BURRN! magazine has a special gig report from Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock Japan tour. Thanks, Mak!!

[04/01/14 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Show 2nd Night Review: I have uploaded my review of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock Tokyo show (2nd night) which took place on March 13. Sorry, I am late.

[03/30/14 update]
Michael Schenker Interview: A very nice and extensive interview with Micael Schenker which was conducted in Toront last January has been posted on youtube.



[03/17/14 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Show 1st Night Review: I have uploaded my review of Michael Schenker's Tokyo show (1st night) on March 12.

[03/16/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Osaka Show Photos: Kouichi has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Osaka show on March 10. Thanks, Kouichi!!

[03/16/14 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Shows Review: Keiko has kindly sent me her review (in Japanese) of Michael Schenker's two Tokyo shows. Thanks, Keiko!!

[03/15/14 update No.2]
Hard Rock Hell VIII: According the festival website, Michael Schenker will be playing at the Hard Rock Hell festival VIII which takes place on November 13-16, 2014 in in Pwllheli, North Wales. Thanks, John!!

[03/15/14 update]
Michael Schenker Japan Tour Sidebar: Hidenori has kindly sent me a sidebar (in Japanese) regarding Temple of Rock Japan Tour 2014. He reported to me how the meet & greet in Tokyo proceeded. On another note, he stayed at the same hotel in Kagoshima as the band members. Taro, Doogie and Hidenori himself coincidentally posted a picture of the view from the hotel on facebook respectively. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[03/13/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Show 2ne Night: Despite the bad weather in Tokyo, the show was sold out. The Japan tour has been completed wih this another great performance. Thanks to the band members, Taro and all the staff concerned.

[03/13/14 update]
Michael Schenker Japan Tour Diary: Takako has kindly sent me her diary (in Japanese) of the Japan tour (Hiroshima, Osaka and Nagoya). Thanks, Takako!!

[03/12/14 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Show 1st Night: Great show. I believe every audience went back home quite satisfied. After the show, 50 lucky fans had an opportunity to meet and greet with the band members. The fans took piectures of bandmates and had their items signed by the band memnbers for over an hour. What a treat!! I am sure we will experience another great performance tomorrow night. Hope I can write a review on a later date.

[03/11/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Osaka & Hiroshima Shows Photos: Naruyuki has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Osaka show which took place on March 10. He also sent me the photos of himself with band members taken off stage in Hiroshima. Thanks, Naruyuki!!

[03/11/14 update]
Michael Schenker Tells The Story Behind 'Bridge the Gap': A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Music Enthusiast Magazine website.

[03/10/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Hiroshima Show Photos: Kunihiro has kindly shared the photos he took at the Hiroshima show. Thanks, Kunihiro!!

[03/09/14 update]
Dean USA V MICHAEL SCHENKERCHROME Ltd Run 50 Pc: Dean Guitars' USA V Michael SchenkerCrome is now available as a limited production. See Dean Guitars website. Thanks, ryo!!

[03/09/14 update]
Michael Schenker Hiroshima Show Review: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of the Hiroshima show which took place on March 8. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[03/08/14 update]
Michael Schenker Meet & Greet in Tokyo: Here's a message from Taro Schenker. Thanks, Taro!!
"We are pleased to announce that we will be offering meet & greet opportunities at the Tokyo shows on the 12th/13th March 2014.

The meet & greet package will give participants the opportunity to meet with the entire Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock band!

Michael Schenker
Doogie White
Herman Rarebell
Francis Buchholz
Wayne Findlay

You will meet with the band after the show, have pictures taken, have an item signed by the band, get an exclusive Tokyo Meet & Greet laminate + extra goodies.

This will be offered in very limited numbers!

You will be able to purchase tickets from the merchandise booths on the night of the show for 20,000 Yen each. Please arrive early if you would like to take part as tickets will sell out quickly.

See you in Tokyo!"
[03/07/14 update]
Michael Schenker Fukuoka Show Review: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of the Fukuoka show which took place on March 7. There were some special moments on this show. During the set, Michael Schenker started siging Happy Birthday to Doogie White using Doogie's mic. And, the band mates appeared on stage for encore with lots of cakes on the tray. And they gave them to the fans in the front row. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[03/06/14 update]
Michael Schenker Japan Tour Started: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Bridge The Gap - Japan Tour 2014 started from Kagoshima. Hidenori has kindly sent me his review of the first night (in Japanese). According to Hidenori, they totally rocked Kagoshima. The set-list was a little different from that for the latest U.S. tour: less MSG and more Scorpions. They did world-premiere "Lord of the Lost and Lonely". Wayne created killer guitar solos on the Scorpions materials. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/27/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Review: Jay has kindly sent me his review from Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show which took place on February 15. Thanks, Jay!!

[02/27/14 update]
Michael Schenker West Hollywood Show Review & Photos: A review and nice photos of Michael Schenker's West Hollywood, CA show on February 12 can be found on MetalAssault.com

[02/24/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Video: As promised, Kevin has kindly sent me the video from Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show. Thanks, Kevin!! (cf. 02/21/14 update)

[02/24/14 update]
Michael Schenker Official Webisite Message: A new message regarding the U.S. tour has been posted on Michael Schenker's official website.
US Promotion Tour Completed 2013.02.21

We are glad to announce that the US New Album Release - Bridge The Gap - Promotion Tour has been successfully completed. A Special thanks to Rev Jones and Pete Holmes for helping us out on this Tour. You Guys Rock. Also, to our Crew and to all our Fans - Thank you.

See you again soon with the Album Line Up on our upcoming World Tour in the US later on this Year.

Keep On Rocking.
[02/21/14 update]
Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Review: Kevin has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show. Thanks, Kevin!!

[02/19/14 update No.5]
Ronnie's Photos (West Hollywood and San Juan Capistrano): Ronnie who provided some great photos to the recent interview with Michael Schenker (cf. 02/19/14 update No.4) uploaded nice photos from two recent Michael Schenker shows. Thanks, Ronnie!!

02-15-14 - Michael Schenker at The Coach House

02-12-14 - Michael Schenker at HOB Sunset Strip

[02/19/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker New Interview: A new interview with Michael Scheneker which was conducted in Hollywood, CA can be found here. Thanks, Ronnie!!

[02/19/14 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Hermosa Beach Show Review and Photos: Tomomy has kindly sent me her reivew and photos from Temple of Rock's Hermosa Beach show. Thanks, Tomomy san!!

[02/19/14 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Hermosa Beach Show Photos: Theresa and Sven have kindly sent me additional photos they took at the Hermosa Beach, CA show. Thanks, Theresa and Sven!!

[02/19/14 update]
Bridge The Gap - Europe Tour 2014: Some fetival dates in Europe have been announced on Michael Schenker's official website. (cf. 02/02/14 update No.4)

Tue 05/06/14 Kavarna, Bulgaria Kavarna Town Festival
Fri 07/11/14 Balingen, Germany Bang Your Head Festival venue ad
Fri 08/08/14 Alicante, Spain Leyendas del Rock Festival
Sat 09/06/14 Goerlitz Germany Classic Rock Festival

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Bridge The Gap - Europe Tour 2014
Featuring:
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (guitar/keyboards)

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[02/18/14 update]
RIP Ray Kennedy: I have been saddened and shocked by the news about the passing of Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy (November 26, 1946 - Febraury 16, 2014). As a memory, the message he sent to me just after the tragic earthquake and tsunami attacked Japan in 2011 is reposted hereunder. He was a great singer as well as a gentlemen. I send my deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Ray.
Ray Kennedy

Hello to all in Japan, my heart and soul feels such sorrow concerning the tragedy that has happened in your country. I will be doing a benefit to help raise money for you and your country man. With love and much sadness i am sending you this letter. Not only myself but our whole country is saddened by this tragedy that has taken place in your country. i have played and toured for many years in your country and i have many friends who i pray for every day. With love and prayers i am sending this to all of you................Prayers and Blessings for the coming future....................Ray Kennedy.
[02/17/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Hermosa Beach Show Photos: Theresa and Sven have kindly sent me the photos they took last night at Michael Schenker's Hermosa Beach, CA show which is the last show on this U.S. leg. Thanks, Theresa and Sven!!

[02/17/14 update]
More Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Photos: Joe has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show. Thanks, Joe!!

[02/16/14 update No.9]
More Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Photos: Anthony has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show. Thanks, Anthony!!

[02/16/14 update No.8]
Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Photos: Theresa and Sven have kindly sent me the photos they took at Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show which took place last night. Thanks again and again, Theresa and Sven!!

[02/16/14 update No.7]
Michael Schenker Ramona Show Review: Johnny has kindly sent me his review and videos from Michael Schenker's Ramona, CA show. He is the one who was referred to in Mark's review (cf.02/15/14 update). Thanks, Johnny!!

[02/16/14 update No.6]
More Michael Schenker Ramona Show Photos: Jim has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Ramona, CA show. Thanks, Jim!!

[02/16/14 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Campbell Show Photos: David has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Campbell, CA show. Thanks, David!!

[02/16/14 update No.4]
More Michael Schenker Ramona Show Photos: AXE has kindly sent me the photos he took at the Ramona, CA show. Thank you, AXE!!

[02/16/14 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Ramona Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at the Ramona, CA show. Thank you, Alan!!

[02/16/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Ramona Show Photos: Theresa and Sven have kindly sent me the photos they took at Michael Schenker's Ramona, CA show which took place on February 14. Thank you, Theresa and Sven!!

[02/16/14 update]
More Michael Schenker Campbell Show Photos: Axe @ Axeslinger.com has kindly uploaded a bunch of photos from the Campbell show. Well done, Axe!!

[02/15/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Campbell Show Photos: James has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Campbell (San Jose), CA show which took place on February 13. Thanks, James!!

[02/15/14 update]
Michael Schenker West Hollywood Show Review: Mark has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's West Hollywood, CA show on February 12. I hope that Tony or Jonnie will respond to his review. Thanks, Mark!!

[02/14/14 update]
Michael Schenker West Hollywood Show Photos: AXE has kindly sent me the photos of Michael Schenker's West Hollywood, CA show which took place on February 12. Thanks, AXE!!

[02/13/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Tacoma Show Photos: Following the Seattle show, Mike has kindly shared very cool photos and a video he took at Michael Schenker's Tacoma, WA show which took place on February 10. Thanks again, Mike!!

[02/13/14 update]
Michael Schenker Seattle Show Photos: Very nice photos of the Seattle show taken by Peter have been posted on Metaltitans.com. Thanks, Peter!!

[02/12/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Cleveland Show Review: A review of the Cleveland show on January 28 can be found on Bravewords.com.

[02/12/14 update]
Michael Schenker Seattle Show Review: Steve has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's Seattle, WA show which took place on February 9. Thanks, Steve!!

[02/11/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Sacramento Show Review: Tony has kindly informed me that his review of the Orangevale (Sacramento) show has been posted here. Thanks, Tony!!

[02/11/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Seattle Show Photos: Mike has kindly shared very nice photos he took at Michael Schenker's Seattle, WA show which took place on February 9. There are also links to other photos he took in the past. Thanks, Mike!!

[02/11/14 update]
Michael Schenker Portland Show Review: Jerry has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's Portland, OR show which took place on February 8. Thanks, Jerry!!

[02/09/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Orangevale Show Photos: Cesar has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Orangevale, CA show on February 7. Thanks, Cesar!!

[02/09/14 update]
Michael Schenker Orangevale Show Photos: Axe @ Axeslinger.com has kindly uploaded some cool photos from Michael Schenker's show in Orangevale, CA which took place on February 7 on his website. Thanks, Axe!!

[02/08/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Orangevale Show Photos: Hector has kindly sent me his review and photos from Michael Schenker's Orangevale, CA show last night. Thanks, Hector!!

[02/08/14 update No.3]
Interview with Michael Schenker: Ruben has kindly informed me that his interview with Michael Schenker can be read on this website. Good job, Ruben!!

[02/08/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Oklahoma City Show Photos/Videos: Jeff has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Oklahoma City, OK show which took place on January 30. Thanks, Jeff!!

[02/08/14 update]
Michael Schenker Oakland CA Show Photos: Axe @ Axeslinger.com has kindly uploaded some cool photos from Michael Schenker's show in Oakland, CA which took place on February 6 on his website. Thanks, Axe!!

[02/06/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Audio Interview: A recently conducted audio interview with Michael Schenker can be herard on blabbermouth.net.

[02/06/14 update]
Michael Schenker San Louis Obispo Show Review/Photos: Theresa has kindly sent me her review and photos from Michael Schenker's San Louis Obispo, CA show which took place on February 4. Thanks, Theresa aka Mrs. Sven!!

[02/03/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker San Antonio Show Review/Photos: KenO has kindly sent me his review and photos from Michael Schenker's San Antonio, TX show which took place on February 1. Thanks, KenO and Kelly!!

[02/03/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Houston Show Photos: Elaine has kindly sent me the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Houston, TX show. Thanks, Elaine!!

[02/03/14 update]
Michael Schenker Houston Show Review: Dean has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's Houston, TX show taking place last Friday. Thanks, Dean!!

[02/02/14 update No.8]
Michael Schenker Houston Show Review/Photos: Mike has kindly sent me his review and photos from Michael Schenker's Houston, TX show which took place on January 31. Thanks, Mike!!

[02/02/14 update No.7]
Michael Schenker Oklahoma City Show Photos/Videos: Jerry has kindly shared the photos and videos he took at Michael Schenker's Oklahoma City, OK show which took place on January 30. Thanks, Jerry!!

[02/02/14 update No.6]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (2nd Night) Review and Photos: Elzbieta has kindly shared her review and photos from the second night at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL on January 17 (midnight). Thanks, Elzbieta!!

[02/02/14 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Houston Show Review: Jeff has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's Houston, TX show which took place on January 31. Thanks, Jeff!!

[02/02/14 update No.4]
Leyendas del Rock Festival: Accoridng to festival website, Michael Schenker will play at Leyendas del Rock Festival in Villena, Spain next August!! Thanks, Jusus!!

[02/02/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Sellersville PA Show Review: A review of Michael Schenker's Sellersville, PA show on January 27 can be found here.

[02/02/14 update No.2]
New Interview with Michael Schenker: Also according to Temple of Rock facebook, a new interview with Michael Schenker can be found on ClassicRockRevisited.com.

[02/02/14 update]
Michael Schenker Audio Interview: there is an audio interview with Michael Schenker posted on Bravewords.com.

[01/31/14 update]
San Diego Venue Change: According to Michael Schenker's official website, the Brick By Brick Show in San Diego scheduled for Friday Feb 14 has been moved to the Ramona Mainstage where they just played a couple of weeks ago. Thanks, Dirk K from San Diego!!

Fri 02/14/14 Ramona, CA, U.S.A. Ramona Main Stage Theatre venue Ad
Fri 02/14/14 San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Brick By Brick venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[01/30/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker NYC Show Review: A review of the New York City show can be found here.

[01/30/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Cleveland Show Review: A review of the Cleveland show can be found here.

[01/30/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Cleveland Show Photos: Dirk has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's show at Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, OH which took place on January 28. Thanks, Dirk!!

[01/30/14 update]
Michael Schenker Lancaster PA Show Review: Stan has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's show at Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA which took place on January 26. Thanks, Stan!!

[01/29/14 update]
Michael Schenker NYC Show Review: Joe has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker's show at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York on January 22. Thanks, Brad!!

[01/27/14 update]
Michael Schenker Poughkeepsie NY Show Review: Joe has kindly shared his review of Michael Schenker's Poughkeepsie, NY show which took place on January 24. Thanks, Joe!!

[01/26/14 update]
The Mad Axeman attacks NYC!: Check out the KILLER photos of Michael Schenker Live at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC on January 22nd, 2014, courtesy of David Turcotte for Myglobalmind Webzine. Thanks, Denys!!

[01/25/14 update No.4]
Dean Guitars Present Narikiri Michael Schenker Contest Vol.2 in Tokyo: They are now inviting contestants.

Special Site

[01/25/14 update No.3]
Another Interview with Michael Schenker: According to Temple of Rock facebook, Feb 2014 issue of Guitar & Bass magazine has an interview with Michael Schenker.

[01/25/14 update No.2]
Conversation with Michael Schenker: According to Temple of Rock facebook, there is an interview with Michael Schenker on Huffington Post.

[01/25/14 update]
Win A Signed Michael Schenker Guitar: They are giveng away a Michael Schenker Signature Model guitar.

ultimateclassicrock.com

[01/24/14 update No.4]
More Michael Schenker Londonderry NH Show Review: Cliff has kindly sent me his review of the Londonderry, NH show. Thanks, Cliff!!

[01/24/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Londonderry NH Show Review and Photos: James has kindly sent me his review and photos from Michael Schenker's Londonderry, NH show. Thanks, James!!

[01/24/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Tronto West Show Photos: John has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Rockpile West Show which took place in Totonto on January 18. Thanks, John!!

[01/24/14 update]
Michael Schenker Londonderry, NH Show Videos: Bill has kindly posted some video clips from Michael Schenker's Londonderry, NH show. Thanks, Bill!!

[01/23/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Londonderry, NH Show Photos: Matt has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Londonderry, NH show which took place on January 21. Thanks, Matt!!

[01/23/14 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Denver Show Review and Photos: Cristy has kindly sent me her review and photos of Michael Schenker's Dever, CO show. Thanks, Cristy!!

[01/23/14 update]
Michael Schenker Denver Show Review and Photos: Dave has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Dever, CO show. Thanks, Dave!!

[01/22/14 update]
Michael Schenker Toronto Shows Review: Graham has kindly sent me his review and photos from two Toronto shows which took place on January 18 and 19. Thanks, Graham!!

[01/21/14 update No.6]
Michael Schenker Denver Show Photos: Ed has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's show in Denver CO which took place on January 14. Thanks, Ed!!

[01/21/14 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (2nd Night) Review and Photos: Hans has kindly sent me his review and photo from the second night at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL. Thanks, Hans!!

[01/21/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (1st Night) Review & Video: Cindy has kindly sent me her review and video from the Libertyville, IL show. Thanks, Cindy!!

[01/21/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (2nd Night) Photos: Jimmy has kindly shared the photos from Friday's show at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL. Thanks, Jimmy!!

[01/21/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (2nd Night) Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at the second night of Austin's Fuel Room gig in Libertyville, IL. Thanks again, Alan!!

[01/21/14 update]
Michael Schenker Ramona CA Show Photos: Mary has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Ramona CA show on January 11. Thanks, Mary!!!

[01/20/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (2nd Night) Review: Steve has kindly sent me his review of the second night at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville, IL. Thanks again, Steve!!

[01/20/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Audio Interview: According to blabbermouth.net, Michael Schenker was interviewed on the latest edition of "The Classic Metal Show".

[01/20/14 update]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show (1st Night) Review: Steve has kindly sent me his review of the Libertyville, IL show. Thanks, Steve!!

[01/19/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Tronto West Show Photos: Ellen has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's show at Rockpile West in Totonto, Canda on January 18. Thanks, Ellen!!

[01/19/14 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Libertyville Show Photos: Bruce has kindly added some more photos from the Libertyville, IL show. Thanks, Bruce!!

[01/19/14 update]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at the Libertyville, IL show on January 16. More to follow from him, I believe. Thanks, Alan!!

[01/18/14 update]
Michael Schenker Ramona CA Show Review and Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review and photos of the Ramona, CA show which took place on January 11. Thanks, Saito-san!!

[01/17/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Libertyville Show Photos: Bruce has kindly shared the photos he took from last night's show in Libertyville, IL. Thanks, Bruce!!

[01/17/14 update No.3]
New Michael Schenker Interviews: Two recently conducted interviews with Michael Schenker can be found on the following websites:

An Interview with Michael Schenker - January 7, 2014 on Lithium Magazine

Michael Schenker -- Bridge the Gap is about pure self expression! on Guitar International

[01/17/14 update No.2]
Bridge the Gap Album Review: A review of Bridge the Gap can be found on ClassicRockRevisited.com.

[01/17/14 update]
MSG 2014 Tour Update 1 from Rev: MICHAEL SCHENKER TEMPLE OF ROCK - BRIDGE THE GAP 2014 TOUR UPDATE #1........ Thanks, Rev!!



[01/16/14 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Review: Kevin has kindly sent me his review of the Corona, CA show. Thanks, Kevin!!

[01/16/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Review and Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review and photos of the Corona, CA show. Thanks, Saito-san!!

[01/16/14 update]
Two More U.S. Promotion Dates Confirmed: The Brick by Brick show (San Diego) and a new show in Campbell, CA are confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website. Thanks, Axe!! (cf. 01/01/14 update)

Thu 02/13/14 Campbell, CA, U.S.A. Heritage Theater
Fri 02/14/14 San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Brick By Brick venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[01/15/14 update No.2]
Martin Popoff's Interview: This was publised a little while ago, but an interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Martin Popoff can be found on Bravewords.com. Thanks, Cindy!!

[01/15/14 update]
Wayne Findlay Naked Warmoth Guitar: One more item from Wayne Findlay.
OWN A WAYNE FINDLAY NAKED WARMOTH 6 STRING GUITAR!!

Custom made for Wayne Findlay by Fred Marotta/Naked Guitars at the Repair Zone, in San Diego. This guitar features a custom made Naked Guitar Alder body, with a Warmoth Hockey style neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Super Distortion bridge pickup, and a Jeff Beck Neck Pickup. One volume knob with push/pull frequency boost and a 3 way pickup selector. Used on numerous MSG World Tours between 1999-2004. Inquire @ Merchandise booth for price and details. Or contact Lisa@RockitManagementandPublicity.com. Includes soft/backpack case. Guitar can be signed if requested!!
[01/14/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Photos and Video: Joe has kindly shared his photos and video of the Corona, CA show. Thanks, Joe!!

[01/14/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker @ Bang Your Head Festival: MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK has been confirmed for the Bang Your Head Festival 2014 (July 12-13) in Germany according to the festival webpage. Thanks, Olga!!!
A new act is confirmed for BANG YOUR HEAD!!! 2014: German guitar wizard Michael Schenker has joined forced with some very reknowned musicians and legends on their own. Under the monicker MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK, Schenker, vocalist Doogie White (formely, amongst others, active with RAINBOW and Yngwie J. Malmsteen), former SCORPIONS rhythm section Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell and Wayne Findlay known from MSG will come to Balingen!
[01/14/14 update No.2]
SIGNATURE WAYNE FINDLAY DEAN 7 STRING TRIDENT GUITAR: Here's a message from Wayne Findlay's management.
OWN THE FIRST OF 25 SIGNATURE WAYNE FINDLAY "TRIDENT" DEAN 7 STRING GUITARS!!! We are now taking orders for the first production run of these beautiful guitars. You can see one in person and onstage with Wayne Findlay and Michael Schenker tonite!

WAYNE FINDLAY of THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP'S new signature "TRIDENT" Dean 7 string guitar is now available for $1199.00 with case. Contact me directly at Lisa@RockitManagementandPublicity.com for guitar specs and more information.

Almost at the end of the first 25 in production!

These guitars will include: I AM NOW ADDING A HALF HOUR SKYPE LESSON WITH WAYNE TO EVERYONE THAT PURCHASES A "TRIDENT." IN ADDITION, I WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOME PICS, A POSTER AND AN AUTOGRAPHED 8X10. A FEW HAVE ASKED IF WAYNE COULD SIGN THE GUITAR..... ABSOLUTELY. THE SHIP DATE IS APPROXIMATELY JULY, BUT, WE ARE TAKING DEPOSITS NOW AS THEY ARE GOING INTO PRODUCTION.

In addition, if you will be at one of the shows, and time permits, I will consider Wayne doing a half an hour with you in person rather than Skype.
[01/14/14 update]
OWN A PIECE OF MSG ROCK HISTORY!!: Here's a message from Wayne Findlay's management.
KORG TRITON Le88 Keyboard Music Workstation with weighted keys and expanded memory. The keyboard comes with the original SKB hardshell case with wheels and owners manual. This keyboard was my first KORG keyboard and has been my favorite for the past 10 years!!

The keyboard is signed currently by Michael Schenker, Wayne Findlay, Doogie White, David Van Landing, Pete Holmes and Rev Jones.

As heard on: MSG "Tales of Rock N'Roll" 2005 CD, SLAVIOR debut 2007CD, NO SKY TODAY debut 2010CD, Michael Schenker "Temple of Rock" 2011CD, Gary Barden "Rock n Roll Your Soul" 2011CD, Michael Schenker "Bridge the Gap" 2013CD.

This KORG Triton Le has been rocked on all MSG US Tours between 2003-2012!!

This keyboard has also graced the stage with many Legends of Rock such as:
Michael Schenker, Carmine Appice, Robin McAuley, Leslie West, Gary Barden, Warren Di Martini, Pete Holmes, Rev Jones, James Kottak, Elliott Dean Rubinson, David Van Landing, Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren, Vinnie Moore, Uli jon Roth, Phil Demmel, Jeff Martin, Chris Slade, Chas West, Michael Voss, Kelly Keeling, Robby Crane, Brian Tichy, and many others.

It is still in great shape and perfectly functionable. I still record with this workhorse.She soundz and plays killer!! Still with original tape markers(that can be removed), my "On Stage Helpers" to see in dark visibility! Obviously, this keyboard is used ( but with as much care, and pampering as possible at home and from the road) and it comes as is... so Please...ROCK ON!!!

This iconic piece of rock history will soon be possibly going up on Ebay. Contact Lisa Chiarenza at Lisa@RockitManagementandPublicity.com for more details or possible purchase before Ebay listing.
[01/13/14 update]
Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Video: Tina has kindly uploaded some video clips of the Corona show on her facebook. Thanks, Tina!!

[01/13/14 update]
MSG and UFO 5 CD-Box Set: The first five of MSG's albums will be available together in a specially packaged box set from January 14 in Japan and January 20 in U.K. Also released for on the same day are UFO first five albums (w/ Michael Schenker). Thanks, Peter!!

amazon uk (MSG)
amazon uk (UFO)
HMV Japan (MSG)
HMV Japan (UFO)

[01/12/14 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Review: Tina has kindly sent me her review of the Corona, CA show. Thanks, Tina!!

[01/12/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Ramona CA Show Setlist: Sven again kindly sent me a setlist of Michael Schenker's Ramona CA show on January 11. Thanks again, Sven!!!

[01/12/14 update]
Michael Schenker Corona CA Show Photos: Anthony has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Corona, CA show which took place on January 10, 2014. Thanks, Anthony!!

[01/11/14 update]
Michael Schenker Las Vegas Show Photos: Eric has kindly sent me the photos from the Las Vegas show. Thanks, Eric!!

[01/10/14 update]
Michael Schenker Las Vegas Show Setlist: Michael Schenker's Bridge the Gap U.S. promotional tour started. Sven has kindly sent me a setlist of the first show in Las Vegas which took place on January 9. Thanks, Sven!!! And, happy birthday to Michael and Wayne!!

[01/01/14 update]
U.S. Promotion Date Added (unofficial): Accordiing to Pollstar, Michael Schenker will be playing in San Diego, CA on Vallentine's Day. Thanks, Axe!!

Fri 02/14/14 San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Brick By Brick

See also MSG Tourdate Page.



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