Concert Report by R.B.Araki Michael Schenker Fest at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo, Japan September 5, 2018 Added on 09/06/2018
Michael Schenker Fest closed their Japan tour 2018 with this show in Tokyo. The non-stop 2 hours 45 minutes show was literally an amazing "Fest" which totally satisfied the 5,000 audience that packed the concert hall. Michael Schenker introduced many of the songs by himself. Unfortunately they didn't do Only You Can Rock Me and Too Hot To Handle which they did at the Osaka show as a second encore several days ago.
SE: Ride Of The Valkyries
The opening sound effect MSG used to use for their tours in '80s raised the expectations of the audience.
Holiday: Vocal by Michael
When introducing the song, Michael said he wrote it but never got a credit. Michael sang entire song.
Doctor Doctor: Vocal by Graham (1st verse) - Gary (2nd) - Robin (3rd)
Live and Let Live: Vocal by Doogie
Vigilante Man: Vocal by Doogie
Lord of the Lost and Lonely: Vocal by Doogie
Take Me to the Church: Vocal by Doogie with Gary & Robin
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead: Vocal by Doogie
Into the Arena
Bad Boys: Vocal by Robin
Save Yourself: Vocal by Robin
Unbelievable ageless performance of Robin and Michael impressed me alot.
Anytime: Vocal by Robin with Doogie/Gary/Graham.
Michael and Steve played harmonized guitar solo.
Heart and Soul: Vocal by Robin with Doogie/Gary/Graham
Love is not a Game: Vocal by Robin with Doogie/Gary/Graham
Warrior: Vocal by Robin/Doogie/Gary/Graham
Dancer: Vocal by Graham with Gary/Robin
Desert Song: Vocal by Graham
Night Moods: Vocal by Graham with Gary/Robin
Assault Attack: Vocal by Graham
Searching for a Reason: Vocal by Graham
Coast to Coast
Michael again said he provided the song but never got a credit. He also mentioned that his brother imitated hair color and V guitar. But I think these remarks were prescripted lines.
Are You Ready To Rock: Vocal by Gary
Attack of the Mad Axeman: Vocal by Gary with Robin
Rock My Nights Away: Vocal by Gary
Messin' Around: Vocal by Gary
Armed and Ready: Vocal by Gary
Rock Bottom: Vocal by Robin (1st) - Gary (2nd) - Doogie (3rd)
The longest guitar solo of this tune I've ever heard. There was Ted's drum solo at the end with everybody on stage.
Shoot Shoot: Vocal by Robin
Natural Thing: Vocal by Doogie
Steve, Akio Shimizu (as a guest guitarist) and Michael shareed the second guitar solo. Honestly, I don't know who Mr. Shimizu is, and his appearance was utterly unnecessary and his sound was very bad and irrecognizable.
Lights Out: Vocal by Gaham - Gary - Robin - Doogie