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[01/30/2024 update]
Michael Schenker Speaks about His Favorite Songs - Song Roulette in German: Sven has kindly informed me that a few comments by Michael Schenker for a column called Song Roulette about his favorite songs were published on this site earlier this month. Thank you, Sven!!

https://classicrock.net/song-roulette-michael-schenker-lieblingssongs/

Sven kindly gave us a few snippets.
The introduction describes Michael as someone who is listening more to sounds than songs.
About Tony Iommi: He says he loves Iommi's sound. Every song of Black. Sabbath sounds like they were using a power saw.
About Led Zeppelin: What Zeppelin did will last for the next 500 years.

The text is in German, but easy to understand if you use your favorite translator.

[01/26/2024 update]
Is It Loud Enough? Michael Schenker: 1980 - 1983: According to Michael Schenker's facebook post, a new set of CDs titled "Is It Loud Enough?" will be released.
Chrysalis Records to release 6-CD MSG boxset.
Is it Loud Enough? Michael Schenker: 1980 - 1983
6-CD, 66 track collection featuring 4 classic studio albums and 2 discs of rare & previously unreleased material. 52-page booklet with liner notes from Jerry Ewing and interviews with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet. All housed inside a two-piece slipcase box set with all material newly remastered at AIR Studios.

Available to order now: https://michaelschenker.lnk.to/ITLE


[01/16/2024 update]
More Michael Schenker Belfast Show Photos/Videos: Sam has kindly shared the photos and videos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Belfast, UK show which took place on November 25. Thanks, Sam!!

[01/13/2024 update No.2]
Michael Schenker on Rock Hard Magazine (cont'd): Jigal has kindly sent me some of the contents of the cover article on Michael Schenker published in the German magazine "RockHard" as the article was in German. Thank you, Jigal!!
Hi Ritchie,

Thank you for keeping us all updated on MS news. And thank you as well for posting pictures of your tours in beautiful Japan. This is better than any travel magazine.

I am sending you pictures of the MS cover story from the January 2024 issue of the German magazine RockHard (MSG played at their summer festival last year).

There he talks about his UFO years. He said his parents were fine with him moving to England from Germany as he had already left his parental home and moved into his own apartment in Germany when he was 16 years old. In London he enjoyed going out to the Marquee or Speakeasy to listen to other bands. He calls Phil Mogg a rat, referring to the Chinese horoscope. As MS is a horse in this horoscope, they were a good match. Otherwise there isn't anything new in this article. A guy called Ulli Schiller, who is a recording engineer, remembers the evening of 9th April 1973, when UFO played a club called "Grille" in the German town of Minden. The opening acts were the German Bands Eloy and Scorpions. According to Schiller, UFO stopped their set after the third song. Then, when the audience was about to riot, the local promoter announced that the UFO guitar player was not able to continue, however the Scorpions guitarist would step in. Schiller claims that he had the chance to talk to Bernie Marsden about this incident during a recording session in 2017 and Marsden seemed to confirm his presence at the concert though in a very cryptic way. So is there an alternative to the Marsden-lost-his-passport-and-couldnt-make-it-to-the-gig-story? Maybe. Or just a catchy headline from this magarine.

All the best.
regards,
Jigal
[01/13/2024 update]
Michael Schenker on Rock Hard Magazine: Here's the information from Michael Schenker's Facebok post.
The issue 439 of the great Rock Hard magazine feature a story about my UFO years (aside the amazing cover art).
Order the new ROCK HARD issue Vol. 439 in their online shop: https://shop.rockhard.de/de-de/rock-hard/
You can also read the new issue as an ePaper: https://epaper.rockhard.de
[01/12/2024 update]
Interview with Michael Schenker: An interview with Michael Schenker where he looked back on his carrer has been published on Classic Rock's website.

[01/09/2024 update]
More Michael Schenker Belfast Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Belfast, UK show which took place on November 25. Thanks, Alan!!

[12/29/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group's WinterStorm Show Video: Sabrina has kindly shared a video of Michael Schenker Group's performance she took at the WinterStorm Festival on November 23. Thanks, Sabrina!!

[12/28/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group's WinterStorm Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Group's performance he took at the WinterStorm Festival on November 23. Thanks, Mark!!

[12/25/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: Seasonal Greetings!! David has kindly shared more photos (126 in total) he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, David!! Sorry, I'm late. They could be seasonal gifts for everybody. (cf. 11/29/2023 update No.3)

[12/19/2023 update No.2]
A Long Michael Schenker Interview: A long interview with Michael Schenker conducted by The Flying V Documentary was newly posted on YouTube on December 8, 2023. Michael Schenker talked about his life in music, Scorpions, UFO, MSG, his brother and the Flying V guitar. Given the contents of the interview, it must have been recorded several years ago.



[12/19/2023 update]
MSG to Perform at Barcelona Rock Festival 2024: Michael Schenker Group will play at the Barcelona Rock Festival 2024 on July 6, according to Bodo Schopf's Facebook post. Also, according to him, MSG's date at the Sweden Rock Festival 2024 is June 5 (cf.12/16/2023 update). Thanks, Bodo!!

[12/17/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: "DaBoss" Robert has kindly sent me 5 more photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Robert!!

[12/16/2023 update]
MSG to Perform at Sweden Rock Festival 2024: Michael Schenker Group will play at the Sweden Rock Festival 2024 slated for June 5-8, 2024 in Solvesborg, Sweden, according to the festival website. Thanks, Miki!!

[12/08/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Mark!!

[12/07/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group's WinterStorm Show Review/Photos: Rockfiend has kindly allowed me to reproduce their review and photos of Michael Schenker Group's performance at the WinterStorm Festival on November 23. Thanks, Rockfiend!!

[12/06/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group London Show Review/Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's London, UK show which took place on November 30. Thanks, Mark!!

[12/06/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Sheffield Show Photos: Ian has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Sheffield, UK show which took place on November 29. Thanks, Ian!!

[12/05/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Sheffield Show Photos: Az has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Sheffield, UK show which took place on November 29. Thanks, Az!!

[12/04/2023 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Group London Show Review/Photos: A nice review and photos of MSG's London show on November 30 can be found on Metal Talk website.

[12/04/2023 update No.2]
Review and Photos of Planet Rockstock 2023: A review and photos of the Planet Rockstock 2023 festival on December 2, including MSG's performace can be found on the Planet Rock website.

Review and photos

[12/04/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: Az has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Az!!

[12/03/2023 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Group London Show Videos/Photos: Sabrina has kindly shared the videos/photos she took at Michael Schenker Group's London, UK show which took place on November 30. Thanks, Sabrina!!

[12/03/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group Wolverhampton Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the beautiful photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Wolverhampton, UK show which took place on December 1. Thanks, Mark!!

[12/03/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Wolverhampton Show Review/Photo/Video: Bertie has kindly shared his review/photo/video of Michael Schenker Group's Wolverhampton, UK show which took place on December 1. Thanks, Bertie!!

[12/02/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group Wolverhampton Show Photos/Videos: Adrian has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Wolverhampton, UK show which took place on December 1. Thanks, Adian!!

[12/02/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Wolverhampton Show Photos: Douglas has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Wolverhampton, UK show which took place on December 1. Congratulations to Douglas. You completed your own tour. Thanks, Douglas!!

[12/01/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group London Show Photos: Douglas has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's London, UK show which took place on November 30. Thanks, Douglas!!

[11/30/2023 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Group Sheffield Show Videos/Photos: James has kindly shared the videos and photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Sheffield, UK show which took place on November 29. Thanks, James!!

[11/30/2023 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Videos: James has kindly shared the videos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, James!!

[11/30/2023 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Group's WinterStorm Show Review: A review of the WinterStorm Festival on November 23 including Michael Schenker and other bands can be found on Metal Talk.

[11/30/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Review/Photos: Nick has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Nick!!

[11/30/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: David A. has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, David!!

[11/29/2023 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: David P. has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Actually, he sent me many more photos which are all good. They may follow. Thanks, David!!

[11/29/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Mark!!

[11/29/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Manchester Show Photos: "Da Boss" Robert has kindly shared the beautiful photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Manchester, UK show which took place on November 28. Thanks, Robert!!

[11/27/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Dublin Show Photos: Matt has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Dublin, Ireland show which took place on November 26. Michaed played a black Flying V for some songs. Thanks, Matt!!

[11/26/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Belfast Show Photos: Douglas has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's Belfast, UK show which took place on November 25. In spite of the date/venue change of the Dublin show, I hope Douglas still can attend all the shows he originally planned to attend. Thanks, Douglas!!

[11/25/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker's WinterStorm Photos: Andy has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Group's show at the WinterStorm Festival which took place in Troon, Scotland on November 23. Thanks, Andy!!

[11/25/2023 update]
Rescheduled Michael Schenker Dublin Show: According to Bodo Schopf, MSG's cancelled Dublin show has now been reschdued for Sunday, the 26th of November, 2023 at the Opium Live Dublin.

[11/24/2023 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Dublin Show Cancelled/Postponed: According to SD Entertainment, Michael Schenker Group's show in Dublin scheduled for November 24, 2023 has been cancelled or postponed.
Given the unrest in Dublin City Centre last night, in the interest of patron and staff safety The Academy have taken the precautionary measure to close The Academy tonight, Friday 24 November. They will update you again when they have more news.

In regard to tonight's MSG performance we are trying to work on an alternative date so please do hold on to your tickets whilst we try to make alternative arrangements.

Belfast show tomorrow, Saturday 25 November, will go ahead as planned as there is no knock on affect to this show.
[11/24/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Show Photos at WinterStorm Festival: Douglas has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Group's show at the WinterStorm Festival which took place in Troon, Scotland on November 23. Michael Schenker played a Gibson Flying V all night. Douglas had still 6 more shows to come, but the Dublin show scheduled on November 24th has been cancelled/postponed, unfortunately. Thanks, Douglas!!

[10/10/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Recording with Herman Rarebell: Michael Voss has posted a photo of Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell at his recording studio on his Facebook.



[09/25/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Review/Photos from ALCATRAZ Open Air 2023 Fest: Hidenori has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance from the ALCATRAZ Open Air 2023 Fest which took place on August 11, 2023 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[07/31/2023 update]
More Michael Schenker Group Show Photos from Pyraser Classic Rock Night Festival: Warnar has kindly shared photos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance that he took at the Pyraser Classic Rock Night which took place on July 29, 2023 in Pyras, Germany. Thanks, Warnar!!

[07/30/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photo/Video from Pyraser Classic Rock Night Festival: Dors has kindly shared a photo and a video of Michael Schenker Group's live performance she took at the Pyraser Classic Rock Night which took place on July 29, 2023 in Pyras, Germany. Thanks, Dors!!

[07/09/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photos from Time to Rock Festival: Miki has kindly shared beautiful photos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance he took at the Time to Rock Festival which took place on July 8, 2023 in Knislinge, Sweden. Thanks, Miki san!!

[07/06/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Recording with Slash (cont'd): Ulli Schiller, Managing Director of the Studios 301 Frankfurt has posted some photos of the recording on his Facebook.



[07/05/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Recording with Slash: According to Michael Voss' post on Facebook, Michael Schenker did a recording with Slash and Michael Voss at Studios 301 Germany.



[06/13/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Back to Recordingt: According to Michael Voss' post on Facebook, Michael Schenker has been back to recording of a new album in cooperation with Michael Voss.



[06/09/2023 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Group Show Photos/Video from Z! Live Rock Fest: Javi has kindly shared photos and a video of Michael Schenker Group's live performance he took at the Z! Live Rock Fest which took place on June 8, 2023 in Zamora, Spain. Thanks, Javi!!

[06/09/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photos/Video from Z! Live Rock Fest: Pablo has kindly shared photos and a video of Michael Schenker Group's live performance he took at the Z! Live Rock Fest which took place on June 8, 2023 in Zamora, Spain. Thanks, Pablo!!

[06/08/2023 update]
Ronnie Romero Inerview: Breavewords has posted a synopsis in English of the audio interview with Ronnie Romero conducted by Rafa Basa. He confrmed he is no longer a singer of Michael Schenker Group.

[06/05/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Ireland/UK Dates Announced: MSG's Ireland and UK tourdates have been announced on Michael Schenker's official website.

MSG to perform in the UK & Ireland w/ Night Demon in late 2023 as part of Michael Schenker’s ongoing 50th anniversary "Universal" World Tour

As wide-spanning as the range of musicians contributing to the record, MSG‘s 2022 success studio album "Universal" (released on May 27, 2022 via Atomic Fire) has paved the way for the band and Michael Schenker‘s 50th anniversary world tour to many stages and areas around the globe: Starting with a headlining run across mainland Europe to EU/UK summer festivals, an extensive North American tour as well as Japanese shows, the quintet led by guitar maestro Schenker continues to amaze fans worldwide. Now the time has come for MSG to properly re-visit the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland for the first time after a pandemic-related break: Taking place from November 23 until December 2, the run will see the band perform a set list full of hits out of Michael Schenker‘s illustrous career in 8 cities. But that’s not all: Not really “Outsider[s]” (as the title of their new record, which was unleashed on March 17 of this year, may let one think) but US based,Metal Hammer (DE) awarded ("Up & Coming" in 2017) squad NIGHT DEMON, who have consistently been discussed since the release of their self-titled 2012 debut EP and secured a prominent spot in the scene, have been confirmed as very special guests to MSG for all dates (incl. both festival appearances of the trek).

Proudly presented by Academy Events, Born Again Concerts, KK’S Steel Mill & SD Entertainment by arrangement with Dragon Productions & Atomic Fire Records

Current MSG Touring Line-Up:

Michael Schenker (lead guitars) | Robin McAuley (vocals; until the end of 2023) | Steve Mann (keyboards, guitars) | Barend Courbois (bass) | Bodo Schopf (drums)
Thu 11/23/23 Troon, Scotland WinterStorm
Fri 11/24/23 Dublin, Ireland The Academy
Sat 11/25/23 Belfast, UK Limelight 1
Thu 11/28/23 Manchester, UK O2 Ritzt Venue Ad
Fri 11/29/23 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy Venue Ad
Sat 11/30/23 London, UK O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Venue Ad
Sun 12/01/23 Wolverhampton, UK KK's Steel Mill Venue Ad
Sat 12/02/23 Porthcawl, Wales Planet Rockstock Festival

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[06/04/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photos from Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival: Douglas has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance he took at the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival which took place on June 3, 2023 in Ballyshannon, Ireland. Thanks, Douglas!!

[06/01/2023 update]
Robin McAuley on vocals for all MSG's upcoming shows of 2023!: Accordiing to Michael Schenker's official website, Robin McAuley will be joining MSG for all of their upcoming shows in 2023, starting with the performance at the RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE FESTIVAL on June 3rd in Ballyshannon, Ireland.

[05/30/2023 update]
Michael Schenker's New Interview at Rock Hard Festival: Sven has kindly informed me of the new video interview with Michael Schenker conducted at the Rock Hard Festival. The interview is in German but he kindly gave us a synopsis. Thank you, Sven!!

The key points:
[05/29/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show at Rock Hard Festival: The MSG show which took place on May 28, 2023 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany during the Rock Hard Festival was streamed live and the complete show can be watched on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJZjV6wByhE

[05/13/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photos from Monsters of Rock Cruise: Joe @ Joe Schaeffer Photography has kindly shared superb photos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance he took at Monsters of Rock Cruise. Thanks, Joe!!

[05/01/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group Show Photos/Videos from Monsters of Rock Cruise: Candy has kindly shared photos/videos of Michael Schenker Group's live performance she took at Monsters of Rock Cruise on April 30, 2023. Thanks, Candy!!

[04/30/2023 update]
Michael Schenker Group 2023 Festival Dates: For confirmation, the following is the fistivals announced so far where Michael Schenker will perform. The first event of the year must have just started.

Sat-Thu 04/29-05/04/23 Cape Canaveral - Puerto Plata - Labadee Monsters of Rock Cruise
Sun 05/28/23 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Rock Hard Festival
Sat 06/03/23 Ballyshannon, Ireland Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival
Thu-Sat 06/08-10/23 Zamora, Spain Z! Live Rock Fest
Sat 07/08/23 Knislinge, Sweden Time to Rock Festival
Sat 07/29/23 Pyras, Germany Pyraser Classic Rock Night
Fri 08/11/23 Kortrijk, Belgium ALCATRAZ Open Air 2023 Fest
Sat 08/12/23 Villena (Alicante), Spain Leyendas del Rock
Thu 11/23/23 Troon, Scotland WinterStorm
Sat 12/02/23 Porthcawl, Wales Planet Rockstock Festival

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[04/30/2023 update]
UFO/MSG New Live Releasew: The following CDs will be released on May 26, 2023 from the "Alive The Live" label, a popular lable that desitally-remasters and releases valuable live recordings of various artists.

UFO: Live In Sausalito 1975

UFO: Live 1978

UFO: Live Germany 1993

MSG: Live In Germany 1981

MSG: London 1983

MSG: Gelsenkirchen, Germany 2015

[04/09/2023 update]
Steve Mann Interview: An iterview with Steve Mann (MSG, Lionheart) which was conducted by Roppongi Rocks during MSG's Japan tour last November has been posted online. He talks about MSG, Lionheart, the Sweet, the McAuley-Mann Project, etc.

Part 1

Part 2

[01/23/2023 update]
MSG Tokyo Show Photos: Aki Fujita Taguchi has published on her website photos of MSG's two shows in November last year at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo, many of which are previously unseen. Thanks, Aki & Steve!!

[01/04/2023 update]
MSG Japan Show Review and Michae Schenker Interiew on Burrn!!: The next edition of the Burrn! magazine which is slated to be on sale on January 7, has a review of last November's MSG Japan show(s) and an interview with Michael Schenker. Thanks, Mak!!

[12/30/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Interiew on Rock TV: An interview with Michael Schenker was aired on the Rock TV in Japan on December 17. Michael commented that many UFO songs were played at the Japan shows because it was part of the 50th anniersary. He joined UFO just 50 years ago in London after flying from Germany. He was thinking of re-recording UFO materials to commemorate the 50th anniverary. He also wants to do something with Gibson as it's also the 50th anniversary of the release of the Medallion. Thanks, Mak!!

[12/30/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Group Tokho Show Review: A review by Edward L. Holland of Michael Schenker's two Tokyo shows which took place in November 2022 can be found on Stars and Stripes Japan.

[12/15/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Group Tokho Show Photo Gallery: Yound Guitar magazine has publised on their website the photos of MSG's Tokyo show on November 22, which were not included on their article of the latets issue (cf.12/11/2022 update). Thanks, Steve!!

[12/11/2022 update]
MSG Tokyo Show Review on Young Guitar: January 2023 editon of Japanese Young Guitar magazine has a review and photos of Michael Schenker Group's Tokyo show which took place on November 22. Thanks, Mak!!

[12/02/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker to Headline the RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE FESTIVAL 2023: Michael Schenker Group will headline the RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE FESTIVAL 2023 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland on SATURDAY 3rd June 2023. This will be a very special gig for Michael Schenker Group for many reasons honouring the late Rory Gallagher and our dear Ted McKenna. Join MSG in Ireland on June 2023.

All Details & Tickets: www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets

[12/02/2022 update]
Michael Schenker to Perform at the Pyraser Classic Rock Night 2023: Michael Schenker Group will perform at the Pyraser Classic Rock Night 2023 which takes place at Pyraser, Germany on July 29, 2023.

More info: https://www.pyraser-classic-rock.com/; https://www.facebook.com/events/2236708746533563
Tickets: https://www.concertbuero-franken.de/konzert-details/pyraser-classic-rock-night-2023.html

[12/01/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Shows Reviews/Photos: Here are the links to reviews of Michaels Schenker Group's Tokyo shows which took place last month.

Michael Schenker Group at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on 22nd November 2022 by Aki Fujita Taguchi

Michael Schenker Group at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on 21st/22nd November 2022 by Glenn Williams (English)

Michael Schenker Group at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on 21st/22nd November 2022 by Glenn Williams (Japanese)

Michael Schenker Group at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on 21st November 2022 by Roppongi Rocks

[11/22/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Tokyo Show 2nd Night: MSG's another sold-out show in Tokyo went quite well at Nakano Sunplaza.

[11/21/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Japan Tour Started: MSG's Japan tour kicked off tonight at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo. It was an awesome show. Look forward to another great show tomorrow.

[11/08/2022 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Tulsa Show Photos: Brendan has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Tulsa, OK show which took place on November 6. Thanks, Brendan!!

[11/08/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Dallas Show Photos/Videos: Yasmim has kindly shared the photos/videos she took at Michael Schenker's Dallas, TX show which took place on November 5. Thanks, Yasmin!!

[11/08/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Dallas Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Dallas, TX show which took place on November 5. Thanks, Mark!!

[11/08/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Dallas Show Photos/Video: Newton has kindly shared the photos/video he took at Michael Schenker's Dallas, TX show which took place on November 5. Thanks, Newton!!

[11/07/2022 update No.3]
Michael Schenker San Antonio Show Photos: Newton has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's San Antonio, TX show which took place on November 4. Thanks, Newton!!

[11/07/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Corpus Christi Show Videos: Newton has kindly shared the videos he took at Michael Schenker's Corpus Christi, TX show which took place on November 3. Thanks, Newton!!

[11/07/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Dallas Show Photos: Luciana has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Dallas, TX show which took place on November 5. Thanks, Luciana!!

[11/06/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Dallas Show Photos: Keith has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Dallas, TX show which took place on November 5. Unfortunately, WASP could not play because the promoter oversold the tickets. Thanks, Keith!!

[11/05/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker to Perform at Z! Live Rock Fest: According to Michael Schenker's Facebook, "We will be back in Spain for Z Live Rock Fest on 8-10 June 2023. See you there!"

https://www.zliverock.com/

[11/05/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Corpus Christi Show Photos: Marco has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Corpus Christi, TX show which took place on November 3. Thanks, Marco!!

[11/02/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Stroudsburg Show Photos: James has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Stroudsburg, PA show which took place on October 27. Thanks, James!!

[11/01/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker New York Show Photos: Scott has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's New York, NY show which took place on October 22. Thanks, Scott!!

[11/01/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Nashville Show Review/Photos: Dave in St Louis has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Nashville, TN show which took place on October 30, following his review of St Louis show. Thanks again, Dave!!

[10/31/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Nashville Show Photos: Mike has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Nashville, TN show which took place on October 30. Thanks, Mike!!

[10/31/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Cincinnati Show Photos/Video: Roush has kindly shared the photos/video he took at Michael Schenker's Cincinnati, OH show which took place on October 29. Thanks, Roush!!

[10/29/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Leesburg Show Photos/Videos: DeeDee has kindly shared the photos/videos she took at Michael Schenker's Leesburg, VA show which took place on October 26. Thanks, DeeDee!!

[10/29/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker New York Show Photos/Videos: Paul has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's New York, NY show which took place on October 22. Thanks, Paul!!

[10/29/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Leesburg Show Photos: Jim has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Leesburg, VA show which took place on October 26. Thanks, Jim!!

[10/27/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker New York Show Photos/Video: Kenny has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's New York, NY show which took place on October 22. Kenny also conducted an interview with Steve Mann. Thanks, Kenny!!



[10/26/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Glenside Show Photos: Greg has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Glenside, PA show which took place on October 23. Thanks, Greg!!

[10/26/2022 update]
Michael Schenker In Japan & More 1981-1997: According to Shinko Music Entertainment, a new book titled "Michael Schenker In Japan & More 1981-1997" will be published on November 18, 2022. The 304-page publication tracks the record of Michae Schenker's live performances in Japan, including previously not-released photos.

[10/24/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Newton Show Photos: Scott has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's New Newton, NJ show which took place on October 23. Thanks, Scott!!

[10/24/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Newton Show Photos: Timmy has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's New Newton, NJ show which took place on October 23. Thanks, Timmy!!

[10/24/2022 update]
Michael Schenker New York Show Photos/Video: Timothy has kindly sent me the photos/video he took at Michael Schenker's New York, NY show which took place on October 22. Thanks, Timothy!!

[10/23/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Milwaukee Show Photos/Videos: Derek has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Milwaukee, WI show which took place on October 9. Thanks, Derek!!

[10/23/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Beverly Show Photos/Video: Matt has kindly shared the photos/video he took at Michael Schenker's Beverly, MA show which took place on October 21. Thanks, Matt!!

[10/22/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Hobart Show Photos/Video: Words Can't Explain Creations kindly shared the photos/videos they took at Michael Schenker's Hobart, IN show which took place on October 11. Thanks, Words Can't Explain Creations and Alex!!

[10/21/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Detroit Show Photos/Videos: Zaak has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Detroit, MI show which took place on October 16. Thanks, Zaak!!

[10/20/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Fall River Show Photos/Videos: Gail has kindly shared the photo/videos she took at Michael Schenker's, Fall River, MA show which took place on October 19. She also sent me the photos her friend, Vicki took at the same show. Thanks, Gail and Vicki!!

[10/19/2022 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Pittsburgh Show Photos/Videos: Ray has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Pittsburgh, PA show which took place on October 17. Thanks, Ray!!

[10/19/2022 update No.2]
MSG at ALCATRAZ Open Air 2023: It has been announced that Michael Schenker will perform at the Alcatraz Open Air 2023 festival which will be held August 11-13, 2023 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

[10/19/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker St. Charles Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's St. Charles, IL show which took place on October 8. Thanks, Alan!!

[10/18/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Detroit Show Photos/Videos: Bryan has kindly sent me the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Detroit, MI show which took place on October 16. Thanks, Bryan!!

[10/17/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Cleveland Show Photos: SuLee has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Cleveland, OH show which took place on October 15. Thanks, SuLee!!

[10/16/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Hobart Show: Shelly Harris' review of Michael Schenker show at the Art Theater, Hobart, IN, USA which took place on October 11 has been published on KNAC.com. Thanks, Shelly!!

[10/16/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Cleveland Show Photos: Dave has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Cleveland, OH show which took place on October 15. Thanks, Dave!!

[10/15/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Columbus Show Photos: Stacey has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Columbus, OH show which took place on October 14. Thanks, Stacey!!

[10/15/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Columbus Show Photos/Videos: Greg has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Columbus, OH show which took place on October 14. Thanks, Greg!!

[10/13/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fort Wayne Show Photos: Martin has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Fort Wayne, IN show which took place on October 12. Thanks, Martin!!

[10/13/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Hobart Show Photos/Videos: Barry has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's Hobart, IN show which took place on October 11. Thanks, Barry!!

[10/12/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Milwaukee Show Photos: Laurie has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Milwaukee, WI show which took place on October 9. Thanks, Laurie!!

[10/12/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker St. Charles Show Photos: Jay has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's St. Charles, IL show which took place on October 8. Thanks, Jay!!

[10/11/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Milwaukee Show Photos/Videos: Kris has kindly shared the photos/videos she took at Michael Schenker's Milwaukee, WI show which took place on October 9. Thanks, Kris!!

[10/10/2022 update No.4]
Michael Schenker St. Charles Show Photos/Videos: Bob has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker's St. Charles, IL show which took place on October 8. Thanks, Bob!!

[10/10/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Des Plaines Show Photos: Bob has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Des Plaines, IL show which took place on October 7. Thanks, Bob!!

[10/10/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Milwaukee Show Photos: Jeff has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Milwaukee, WI show which took place on October 9. Thanks, Jeff!!

[10/10/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Las Vegas Show Photos: Bryan has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on October 2. Thanks, Bryan!!

[10/09/2022 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Des Plaines Show Photos: Jim has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Des Plaines, IL show which took place on October 7. Thanks, Jim!!

[10/09/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Roseville Show Videos/Photos: Mark has kindly shared the videos/photos he took at Michael Schenker's Roseville, CA show which took place on September 28. Thanks, Mark!!

[10/09/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Denver Show Photos: Michael has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Denver, CO show which took place on October 4. Thanks, Michael!!

[10/09/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker St Louis Show Photos/Video: Derik has kindly shared the photos/video he took at Michael Schenker's Sauget, IL show which took place on October 6. Thanks, Derik!!

[10/08/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker St Louis Show Review/Photos: Dave has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Sauget, IL show which took place on October 6. Thanks always, Dave!!

[10/08/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Roseville Show Videos/Photos: Will has kindly shared the videos/photos of Michael Schenker's Roseville, CA show which took place on September 28. Thanks, Will!!

[10/06/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Las Vegas Show Photos: Fukiko has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on October 2. Thanks, Fukiko!!

[10/04/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Las Vegas Show Photos: Joe has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on October 2. Thanks, Joe!!

[10/03/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Los Angeles Show Photos/Videos: Tomomi has kindly shared the photos/videos she took at Michael Schenker's Los Angeles, CA show which took place on October 1. Thanks, Tomomi!!

[10/02/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Los Angeles Show Review/Photos/Video: Hector has kindly shared his review/photos/video from Michael Schenker's Los Angeles, CA show which took place on October 1. Thanks, Hector!!

[10/02/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Photos: John has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show which took place on September 27. Thanks, John!!

[10/01/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker San Francisco Show Photos: Teri has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's San Francisco, CA show which took place on September 29. Thanks, Teri!!

[10/01/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker San Francisco Show Review/Photos: VickieandKen has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker's San Francisco, CA show which took place on September 29. Thanks, Ken!!

[10/01/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Roseville Show Review/Photos: Daniel has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Roseville, CA show which took place on September 28. Thanks, Dan!!

[09/30/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker San Francisco Show Photos: Michael has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's San Francisco, CA show which took place on September 29. Thanks, Michael!!

[09/30/2022 update]
Michael Schenker San Juan Capistrano Show Photos/Video: Russell has kindly sent me the photos and video he took at Michael Schenker's San Juan Capistrano, CA show which took place on September 27. It's the start of the U.S. leg. Thanks, Russell!!

[09/29/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Roseville Show Photos/Video: Greg has kindly sent me the photos and video he took at Michael Schenker's Roseville, CA show which took place on September 28. Thanks, Greg!!

[09/29/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Roseville Show Photos/Video: Rikki has kindly shared the photos and video he took at Michael Schenker's Roseville, CA show which took place on September 28. Thanks, Rikki!!

[09/29/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Sacramento Show Photos/Videos: Greg has kindly shared the photos and videos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Sacramento, CA show which took place on April 20, 2019. Thanks, Greg!!! I'm not sure how come I forgot to post them.

[08/26/2022 update]
Michael Schenker to Perform at Rock Hard Festival 2023: According to Michael Schenker's facebook, MSG has been confirmed as one of the acts for Rock Hard Festival 2023 which will be held at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen, Germany between 26-28 May, 2023.

[08/04/2022 update]
Fighter Official Music Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP has released an official music video for 'Fighter' from new album "Universal"!



[08/02/2022 update]
Michael Schenker New Interview: Michael Schenker's latest interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock conducted at the Steelhouse 2022 fesival has been posted on YouTube.



[07/30/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Skogröjet Festival Review/Photos/Video: Miki has kindly sent me his review and beautiful photos of Michael Schenker's show at Skogröjet Festival in Sweden which took place on July 29. Thank you, Miki-san!!

[07/02/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker to Perform at 2023 Monsters Of Rock Cruise: Michael Schenker is confirmed for 2023 Monsters Of Rock Cruise. The lineup for the 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise, dubbed "They Came From Outer Space," has been announced, with dozens of hard rock and heavy metal acts on tap for the festival-on-the-sea’s eleventh year. The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 through May 4, 2023 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral. Confirmed bands include Tesla, Vandenberg, Winger, Queensryche, Saxon, Extreme, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Kix, DORO and Stryper. Thanks, Peter!!

https://www.themonstersofrock.com/cruise

[07/02/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Show Venue Change for October 19: According to Michael Schenker's official website, MSG will be playing at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on October 19. This is a replacement for New Bedford where the venue unfortunately closed its doors. Original tickets are still valid, but remaining tickets are on sale here. (cf. 03/25/2022 update)

[06/22/2022 update]
More Photos of Michael Schenker Group at Graspop Metal Meeting Festival: Lars has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Group's performance at the Graspop Metal Meeting which took place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18, 2022. Thanks, Lars!!

[06/19/2022 update]
Photos of Michael Schenker Group at Graspop Metal Meeting Festival: Peter has kindly sent me the photos he took at the Graspop Metal Meeting which took place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18, 2022. Thanks, Peter!!

[06/18/2022 update No.2]
Hellfest Open Live Festival to be Livestreamed: Michael Schenker's performance tomorrow (19th) at the Hellfest Open Live Festival will be streamed live at 17:35 (Central European Time).

Link to livestreaming.

[06/18/2022 update]
Graspop Metal Meeting to be Livestreamed: Today's Michael Schenker's performance at the Graspop Metal Meeting will be streamed live at 13:40 (local time). Thanks, Peter!!

Link to livestreaming.

[06/04/2022 update No.2]
Derek Sherinian's Solo Album Release Date: Derek Sherinian's next album titled "Vortex" which features Michael Schenker as one of the guest guitarist will be released in Japan on June 29, sooner than elsewhere in the world. Thanks, Mak!! (cf. 03/11/2021 update)

[06/04/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Helsinki Show Review on Burrn!: The latest issue (July 2022) of Japanese Burrn! magazine has a gig review of Michael Schenker's Helsinki show which took place on Apil 27. Thanks, Mak!!

[05/28/2022 update]
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP - Under Attack (Official Lyric Video): A new official lyric video of "under Attac" taken from Michael Schener's new album has been released.



[05/27/2022 update]
New Michael Schenker Album Released and Japan Tour Announced: MSG's new album titled "Universe" was released worldwide today. Also, Tokyo Onkyo, a Japanese concert promoter, has announced Michael Schenker's Japan tour slated for November 2022.

Lineup
Michael Schenker - Lead guitar
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Steve Mann - Guitar/Keyboards
Bodo Schopf - Drums
Barend Courbois - Bass

Mon 11/21/22 Tokyo, Japan Nakano Sunplaza
Tue 11/22/22 Tokyo, Japan Nakano Sunplaza
Thu 11/24/22 Osaka, Japan Zepp Namba

[05/24/2022 update No.2]
New Michael Schenker Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Joe can be read on Defenders Of The Faith website. On this interview as well as Masa Ito's interview with Michael Schenker which was aired last Saturday, he referred to his plan to tour Japan probably later this year.

[05/24/2022 update]
New Michael Schenker Audio Interview: A new audio interview with Michael Schenker can be heard on MyGlobalMind.com.

[05/17/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Barcelona Show Videos/Photos: Juan has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Barcelona, Spain show which took place on May 11. Thanks, Juan!!

[05/16/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Pamplona Show Photos: Carlos @ Photo Rock Story has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Pamplona, Spain show which took place on May 12. Thanks, Carlos!!

[05/15/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Barcelona Show Videos/Photos: Lluis has kindly sent me videos and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Barcelona, Spain show which took place on May 11. Thanks, Lluis!!

[05/15/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Fontaneto d'Agogna Show Review/Photos: Ich has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Fontaneto d'Agogna, Italy show which took place on May 14. Thanks, Ich!!

[05/13/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Pamplona Show Video/Photos: Pablo has kindly sent me a video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Pamplona, Spain show which took place on May 12. Thanks, Pablo!!

[05/12/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Madrid Show Photos: Juankar has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Madrid, Spain show which took place on May 10. Thanks, Juankar!!

[05/11/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Oslo Show Video/Photos: Lars has kindly shared a video and photos of Michael Schenker's Oslo, Norway show which took place on April 30. Thanks, Lars!!

[05/11/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Madrid Show Video/Photos: Javi has kindly sent me a video and photos of Michael Schenker's Madrid, Spain show which took place on May 10. Thanks, Javi!!

[05/10/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Cléon Show Review/Videos/Photos: Sergehas kindly shared his review, videos and photos of Michael Schenker's Cléon, France show which took place on May 7. Thanks, Serge!!

[05/09/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Speyer Show Photos: ANIMA NIGRA Photography has kindly shared beautiful professional photos of Michael Schenker's Speyer, Germany show which took place on May 6. Thanks, ANIMA NIGRA Photography!!

[05/09/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Zoetermeer Show Review/Photos: John has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker's Zoetermeer, Netherlands show which took place on May 3. Thanks, John!!

[05/08/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Cléon Show Review/Photos: Sylvie has kindly sent me her review and photos of Michael Schenker's Cléon, France show which took place on May 7. Sincerely hoping Steve is well now. Thanks, Sylvie!!

[05/08/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Zoetermeer Show Photos: Victor has kindly shared the superb photos he took at Michael Schenker's Zoetermeer, Netherlands show which took place on May 3. His photo report can also be found on Zwaremetalen.com. Thanks, Victor!!

[05/07/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Speyer Show Videos/Photos: Hans-joachim has kindly shared the videos/photos he took at Michael Schenker's Speyer, Germany show which took place on May 6. Thanks, Hans-joachim!!

[05/06/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Pratteln Show Photos: Celine has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker's Pratteln, Switzerland show which took place on May 5. Thanks, Celine!!

[05/06/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Copenhagen Show Photos: John ("John-son") has kindly shared the photos that he took at Michael Schenker's Copenhagen, Denmark show which took place on May 1. Thanks, John-son!!

[05/05/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Zoetermeer Show Photos: Rob has kindly shared the amazing photos he took at Michael Schenker's Zoetermeer, Netherlands show which took place on May 3. Thanks, Rob!!

[05/05/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Helsinki Show Review/Photos: A review (in local language) and photos of Michael Schenker's Helsinki, Finland show which took place on April 27 can be found on the Metalliluola website. Thanks, Tero!!

[05/02/2022 update No.3]
MSG Speyer Show to be Video-Recorded: According to Michael Schenker's Facebook, the MSG conccert in Speyer, Germany which is scheduled on May 6 will be recorded by a film crew in its entirety.

[05/02/2022 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Copenhagen Show Video/Photos: Stefan has kindly sent me a video and photos that he took at Michael Schenker's Copenhagen, Denmark show which took place on May 1. Thanks, Stefan!!

[05/02/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Copenhagen Show Photos: Kai has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker's Copenhagen, Denmark show which took place on May 1. Thanks, Kai!!

[05/01/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Stockholm Show Videos/Photos: Miki has kindly shared the video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on April 29. Great work and thank you, Miki-san!!

[04/30/2022 update No.4]
More Michael Schenker Stockholm Show Videos/Photos: Sixten has kindly shared the video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on April 29. Thanks, Sixten!!

[04/30/2022 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Stockholm Show Videos/Photos: Stefan has kindly shared the video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on April 29. Thanks, Stefan!!

[04/30/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Stockholm Show Videos/Photos: Danny (Weapon-UK) has kindly shared the video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on April 29. Thanks, Danny!!

[04/30/2022 update]
MSG - A King Has Gone (Official Lyric Video): An official lyric video of "A King Has Gone" (featuring Michael Kiske on vocals) from the MSG's upcoming album "Universal" has been released on YouTube.



[04/29/2022 update]
More Michael Schenker Helsinki Show Photos: Jukka has kindly shared the video and photos he took at Michael Schenker's Helsinki, Finland show which took place on April 27. Thanks, Jukka!!

[04/28/2022 update No.2]
Michael Schenker New Interviews: The upcoming issue (June 2022) of Burrn! magazine has a new interview with Michael Schenker, which will be on sale on May 2. Also, the next issue (June 2022) of Young Guitar magazine has an interview with Michael Schenker, which will be in store from May 10. Thanks, Mak!!

[04/28/2022 update]
Michael Schenker Helsinki Show Photos: Tero has kindly shared the photos and setlist of Michael Schenker's Helsinki, Finland show which took place on April 27. Thanks, Tero!!!

[03/25/2022 update No.2]
MSG - Emergency (Official Music Video): The first official video from MSG's upcoming album "Universal" has been released.

Emergency (Official Music Video)


[03/25/2022 update]
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP US Dates 2022: Michael Schenker Group's U.S. tourdates have been announced on Michael Schenker's Facebook.
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP announce US dates for the "50th ANNIVERSARY UNIVERSAL ? WORLD TOUR 2022"

To celebrate his latest MSG album titled "Universal", which is scheduled for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records as well as his 50th career anniversary, Michael Schenker will be going on extended tour in the US in fall 2022.

MSG - US TOUR 2022 LINEUP
Michael Schenker - Lead guitar
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Bodo Schopf - Drums
Barend Courbois - Bass
w/ Eric Martin, Images of Eden

09/27 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
09/28 - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
09/29 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10/01 - Los Angeles, CA - Saban Theater
10/02 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
10/04 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
10/06 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
10/07 - Des Plaines, IL - Des Plaines Theater
10/08 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
10/09 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10/11 - Hobart, IN - The Art Theater
10/12 - Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's
10/14 - Columbus, OH - The King Of Clubs
10/15 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
10/16 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
10/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
10/19 - New Bedford, MA - The Vault*
10/20 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
10/21 - Beverly, MA - Cabot Theater
10/22 - New York, NY - Sony Hall
10/23 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
10/25 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater
10/26 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho
10/27 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
*No support
w/ Damon Johnson & The Get Ready, Images of Eden
10/29 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
10/30 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
w/ WASP, Armored Saint
11/02 - Houston TX - White Oak Music Hall
11/03 - Corpus Christi TX - Concrete Street Pavillion
11/04 - San Antonio, TX - Eaton Arena
11/05 - Dallas, TX - Amplified Live
11/06 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater

MSG online:
www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
https://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks
https://www.instagram.com/michaelschenkerrocks/
https://twitter.com/MWSchenker
https://label.atomicfire-records.com/.../michael-schenker/
[03/21/2022 update]
Robin McAuley to Join the Upcoming MSG Shows in Europe: According to Michael Schenker's Facebook, Robin McAuley will handle vocal duties for the upcoming MSG shows starting on 27 April 2022 in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy.
To all Rock'n'Roll fans out there: The great Robin McAuley will handle vocal duties for the upcoming MSG shows starting on 27 April 2022 in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy.

Michael Schenker and band can't wait to see everyone live again and rock the stage after such a long time. See you soon!

Here is the full lineup for those shows:
Michael Schenker - guitar
Robin McAuley - vocals
Bodo Schopf - drums
Barend Courbois - bass
Steve Mann - keys and guitar

You will still be able to listen to Ronnie Romero's amazing voice on MSG's new album "Universal", to be released on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records. He will also be MSG's vocalist for all later shows/tours of 2022 including all festivals*.
* Steelhouse Festival on 31 July will also feature Robin McAuley on vocals.

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY UNIVERSAL - WORLD TOUR
27.04.2022 FI - Helsinki, Vanha Yo-talo
29.04.2022 SE - Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
30.04.2022 NO - Oslo, Vulkan Arena
01.05.2022 DK - Copenhagen, Amager Bio
03.05.2022 NL - Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
04.05.2022 DE - Bochum, Zeche
05.05.2022 CH - Pratteln, Z7
06.05.2022 DE - Speyer, Halle 101
07.05.2022 FR - Cleon, La Traverse
10.05.2022 ES - Madrid, La Riviera
11.05.2022 ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.05.2022 ES - Pamplona, Totem
14.05.2022 IT - Fontaneto d’Agogna, Phenomenon
15.05.2022 IT - Rome, Largo Venue
[03/03/2022 update No.2]
MSG' Next Album to be Released in May: According to Atomic Fire Records, MSG's new album titled "Universe" is scheduled for release on Atomic Fire Records on May 27, 2022. It can be now preordered. Japanese edition has two bonus tracks in addition to two worldwide bonus tracks. Who played each song can be found on this Japanese edition website.
MSG announce new studio album "Universal", to be released on May, 27th!

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringsman from Sarstedt (Germany) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O. and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as Michael Schenker Group (MSG for short), Temple Of Rock and Michael Schenker Fest. Schenker and his career, which has spanned more than fifty years, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

Now his latest MSG album is about to be unleashed, scheduled for release on Atomic Fire Records on 27 May 2022 under the programmatic moniker of "Universal". His latest offering will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs and inspiring solos. As we have come to expect from him, Schenker has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG's frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow) and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest. But more about that later.

First, let's talk about the basic parameters of the new recording: Like its predecessor "Immortal" (2021) and the Michael Schenker Fest albums "Resurrection" (2018) and "Revelation" (2019), "Universal" was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss (Lessmann/Voss, Mad Max) at Voss's Kidroom Studio, which has become something of a creative home-away-from-home for Schenker. "Michael Voss is happy to wait until I have worked out an idea and takes the time to really get to know the song, simultaneously developing ideas for the vocals," Schenker describes the fruitful collaboration which has one cog intermesh with the other. "Then we work out the drums, bass and some keyboard parts together. He always has plenty of great ideas up his sleeve." Compositional highlights abound on "Universal", from the haunting opener 'Emergency' and the subsequent 'Under Attack' with its casually driving groove to 'The Universe', featuring an atmospheric duet by Ronnie Romero and Gary Barden, 'Wrecking Ball', performed as brilliantly as ever by Ralf Scheepers, and 'London Calling' with its homage to the British capital's musical spirit.

The rock anthem 'A King Has Gone' and its intro 'Calling Baal' both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley, additionally enlisting keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for a terrific Moog synth intro ? a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener 'Tarot Woman'. The impressive result 'Calling Baal'/'A King Has Gone' is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in Schenker's career to date, both musically and lyrically.

In line with all these highlights, the spectacular album cover designed by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf, among others) features Schenker in a futuristic spaceship, floating high up in orbit. The artwork is based on the guitarist's own visions: "I had the original idea for the album cover a few years ago, but only now does it seem to fit perfectly. So I sent some older sketches to my label Atomic Fire Records, and based on this the final artwork and album title were created."

No doubt about it: The title, artwork and new songs suit MSG as perfectly as his characteristic Flying V suits Michael Schenker!

[03/03/2022 update]
MSG to Perform at the Steelhouse Live Festival: According to Michael Schenker's Facebook, MSG will perform at a fesival in Wales on July 31, 2022.
Welsh classic rock festival Steelhouse Live has announced Michael Schenker as special guests for Sunday, July 31st, 2022.

"It's great to be back at Steelhouse Festival, this time with the new MSG lineup".

Michael will be joined by vocalist Ronnie Romero, guitarist/keyboardist Steve Mann, bassist Barend Courbois, and drummer Bodo Schopf. The setlist will include a variety of classics from Schenker's successful career.

More info and tickets: https://www.steelhousefestival.com/
[02/07/2022 update]
Michael Schenker to Perform at a Festiva in Russia: According to Michael Schenker's Facebook, he will play at a fesival in Russia on July 16, 2022.
Michael Schenker will take his 50th career anniversary celebrations to Russia! We are the first artist to be announced for "Герои Мирового Рока", to be held on July 16, 2022 in Kemerovo. We are looking forward to perform with the current MSG/Michael Schenker Group lineup for our Russian fans.

(Google translation)

The third and most long-awaited festival "Heroes of World Rock" will be held on July 16, 2022 in Kemerovo!

This was discussed at the meeting of the Governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev and the General Director of Stroyservis JSC Dmitry Nikolaev. The venue for the celebration will be Moscow Square, located near the ice palace "Kuzbass". It can accommodate up to 80 thousand people at a time, and we promise that our event will be the most grandiose event that Kuzbass has ever seen!

The organizer of the festival is the Stroyservice Group of Companies , and the organization is still (as in 2018 and 2019) carried out by the NCA company , which holds large-scale festivals throughout the country, including: "Rock over the Volga", GreenFest, "Petersburg live", " SAM.FEST ", "Rock over the Amur" and many others.

The show will last approximately 9 hours and will feature a team of the best sound engineers, lighting artists and pyrotechnicians in the country who have been involved in world-class shows, including events on Red Square and the Sochi Olympics.

One of the participants of the festival will be the Michael Shenker Group - a solo project of the legendary guitarist Michael Shenker, a member of the cult bands Scorpions and UFO, as well as a man included in the list of the greatest guitarists in the history of hard rock, compiled by the authoritative British magazine Classic Rock.

Moreover, one of the brightest rock vocalists of our time, Ronnie Romero, the owner of a stunning voice, the frontman of the cult band Rainbow and a member of the Lords of Black band, will appear on the stage of the festival as part of Michael's group.

Soon we will tell you about other details of our holiday: about the grandiose stage, special effects, the team working on the event, and, of course, we will name the names of other participants, legendary musicians who will have to remind each of us what a really heavy metal!

If the current restrictions continue, then we are ready to hold the festival in the COVID-FREE format, and admission to it, as before, will be free.

Get ready for the brightest Saturday of the year, which you will definitely remember for a long time!

May the power of coal and metal be with you!
[01/21/2022 update]
Michael Schenker's USA Tour Dates Announced: Michael Schenker's USA tour dates of 2022 have been announced on his Facebook.

Michael Schenker will play the following shows with WASP and Armored Saint.

02 Nov - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03 Nov - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
04 Nov - San Antonio, TX - E-Sports Arena
05 Nov - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
06 Nov - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater

Full 50th Anniversary Universal US Tour dates to be announced soon. We are looking forward to play live in North America again!



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