Michael Schenker has announced he will be touring Michael Schenker Fest in November.
The tour will reunite the original MSG vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin Mcauley and MSG Musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums). The London date will be hosted at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday 2nd November 2017 and will be on sale this Monday.
The band had a number of sold out shows last year for Michael Schenker Fest and previously released a live DVD. Schenker says, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, a tour like this will take place with the original band members of “M.S.G.”. Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.
“It’s an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the ’80’s performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982. Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members including Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”
“It’s wonderful how we all got on with each other. It felt incredibly natural, as if it was always like this. Right from the start of rehearsal, the chemistry was great. No problems, just pure fun. We plan to continue this when we perform the UK concerts in November 2017.”
O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2017
O2 ACADEMY SHEFFIELD
FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2017
O2 RITZ, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2017
HULL CITY HALL
SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2017
Photo by Frank C. Duennhaupt