Concert Report by R.B.Araki
MSG at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan
August 29, 2008
Added on 10/09/2008

The second night in Tokyo was even greater than the previous night. Michael Schenker appeared on stage wearing a jacket of the skeleton with a zippered hood on which a skull is printed. He took them off before they moved on to the second song.

During the first few songs, Michael played in a rather upright posture and seemed less focused. However, as the show progressed, he was gradually bending over and more and more focused. Then, astonishing killer solos came out one after another. It was apparent Michael was in top gear!! Even long-time fans like me re-realized how good he can play. He did on this night again his new "Schenker Howl" play after Into the Arena. Truly cool!!

Michael moved on stage much more than the previous night. He even walked to Wayne's keyboard stand and they played side by side. Also, he moved to the center front to play the lead.

In contrast to other members who were kind of laid back, Michael looked prominently young and energetic.

I am sure the Japanese promotoers will never hesitate to invite MSG again to Japan.

MSG Japan Tour 2008 Lineup
- Michael Schenker: Guitar
- Gary Barden: Vocal
- Chris Glen: Bass
- Ted McKenna: Drums
- Wayne Findlay: Guitar/Keyboards

Ride On My Way
Cry for the Nations
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Armed and Ready
Ready to Rock
I Want You
A Night to Remember
Into the Arena
Lost Horizons
Rock My Nights Away
On and On
Attack of the Mad Axeman
Doctor Doctor
Rock Bottom

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