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We recently caught up with Michael to talk about his latest project, the upcoming tour, and the Bridge The Gap album.[12/11/14 update]
Michael Schenker talks about what fans can expect from the set list as his "Bridge The Gap" tour hits the UK this week. Michael also discusses forthcoming new album “Spirit on a Mission".[12/08/14 update]
The show also features tracks from both support bands for Michael's UK tour, Western Sand, a promising UK rock outfit, and State Villains, who feature Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker, on guitar.
|Sun||05/03/14||San Juan Del Sure, Nicaragua||Festival Siembra Y Lucha|
|Sun||11/23/14||Barcelona, Spain||Sala Razzmatazz||venue ad|
|Sun||11/23/14||Barcelona, Spain||Bikini||venue ad|
Great day with Wayne Findlay and Michael Schenker at Wise Buddah and then Planet Rock for interviews and a 3 song session to be broadcast later to promote the TEMPLE OF ROCK UK leg of the Bridge the Gap European Tour 2014. Rehearsals in Brighton tomorrow and Thursday. 1st show of 6 in a row in Holland on Friday. Back on the Road Again.And, Wayne Findlay posted a following video on his website on October 28.
Brighton rehearsals start tonite for Temple of Rock's "Bridge the Gap" European Tour 2014!!! The calm before the storm...Not a bad place to rehearse if you ask me!Temple of Rock's Facebook message:
If you'd like a meet & greet for the upcoming European tour then please send an email to email@example.com with the date and venue or city name .[10/31/14 update]
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|Sun||11/02/14||Leeuwarden, Netherlands||Schaaf City Theatre||venue ad|
|Sat||12/06/14||Trecco Bay, Wales, U.K.||Planet Rockstock 2014 (headliner)|
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.UPDATE
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?
Fiends and others. First off thanks for posting and reposting and sharing about our little mishap, much appreciated really. Investigations continue.[08/31/14 update]
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
|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|
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".[07/28/14 update No.2]
More to be announced soon
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]
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.