Concert Report by R.B.Araki Michael Schenker Fest at Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan August 24, 2016 Added on 09/10/2016
Line-up featuring three original singers:
Gary Barden - Vocals
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Robin McAuley - Vocals
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass
1. Into The Arena
2. Attack Of The Mad Axeman (Gary)
3. Victim Of Illusion (Gary)
4. Cry For The Nations (Gary)
5. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Gary)
6. Armed And Ready (Gary)
7. Coast To Coast
8. Assault Attack (Graham)
9. Desert Song (Graham)
10. Dancer (Graham w/Gary & Robin)
11. Captain Nemo
12. This Is My Heart (Robin)
13. Save Yourself (Robin)
14. Love Is Not A Game (Robin)
15. Shoot Shoot (Robin)
16. Rock Bottom (Robin)
- Encore -
17. Doctor Doctor (Graham, Gary & Robin)
I never thought this would happen only after a year when we saw the reunion of Michael Schenker and Graham Bonnet in Tokyo in June 2015. But, this time with the complete lineup of 1980s including three singers together on a same stage. What a show!! Michael was in top form. Due to the limited time for reheasal, it may not be perfecet but I enjoyed the show very much. It's a fest, so having fun is what it's all about. I was 110% satisfied and am sure evey audience felt the same.
As can be seen from the photo of setlist, originally they were supposed to play Broken Promises. However, Graham's flight to Japan was rescheduled due to typhoon and he arrived in Osaka just before the show. It was switched to Cry for the Nations at the last minute. This was the only negative thing for me. But they played Broken Promises at the Sapporo show which took place two days later.
The entire show was filmed with multiplen video cameras and it will be released as DVD. I can't wait to watch that!!
I am sincerely hoping they will do the tour in other countries as well so that more fans can share this amazing moment.
As I hadn't expected to be given a photo pass, I didn't take a camera with me. So I took the following photos with my iPhone. Sorry about the quality.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank Hidenori Saito, one of the most well-known Michael Schenker fans for his tremendous support to my website.