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Michael Schenker "Temple Of Rock" - US Tour 2012 (Featuring Robin McAuley) 

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments

Maybe this tour will go long enough and we'll get to see some McAuley/Schenker group songs! Here's some information about Schenker's tour:

Michael Schenker, a true purveyor first-class hard guitar rock, released the aptly titled "Temple of Rock" on October 11 on CD, digital formats, and vinyl. He will now be touring with Robin McAuley in support of the album...

02.15.12 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MEZZANINE
02.16.12 - SANTA ROSA, CA - THE LAST DAY SALOON
02.17.12 - PORTLAND, OR - DANTES
02.18.12 - TACOMA, WA - BACKSTAGE BAR & GRILL
02.19.12 - SEATTLE, WA - STUDIO SEVEN
02.20.12 - VICTORIA, BC - 9 ONE 9 NIGHTCLUB  
02.21.12 - VANCOUVER, BC - VENUE NIGHTCLUB
02.23.12 - ORANGEVALE, CA - THE BOARDWALK
02.24.12 - CORONA, CA - MARQUEE 15
02.25.12 - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA  - HOUSE OF BLUES
02.26.12 - SAN DIEGO, CA - 4 TH AND B CONCERT THEATRE  
02.28.12 - TBA
03.01.11 - LIBERTYVILLE, IL - AUSTINS  
03.03.12 - DETROIT, MI - HARPOS
03.04.12 - ETOBICOKE, ON - THE ROCK PILE
03.05.12 - CLEVELAND, OH - PEABODY'S
03.07.12 - SPRINGFIELD, VA - JAXX  
03.08.12 - FOXBOROUGH, MA - SHOWCASE LIVE
03.09.12 - ASBURY PARK, NJ - THE STONE PONY
03.10.12 - NEW YORK, NY - THE GRAMERCY THEATRE
03.11.12 - ALLENTOWN, PA - CROCODILE ROCK  
03.15.12 - TBA  
03.16.12 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - BACKSTAGE LIVE SA
03.17.12 - DALLAS, TX - TREES  
03.18.12 - TBA
03.20.12 - TBA  
03.21.12 - TEMPE, AZ - CLUB RED
03.22.12 - LAS VEGAS, NV - VAMP'D  
03.23.12 - AGOURA HILLS, CA - THE CANYON CLUB
03.24.12 - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - THE COACH HOUSE


The list of Schenker's successes is extensive... As a young man he lent his very special sound, together with his brother Rudolf, to the Scorpions, which later made the band one of the first real international hard rock stars from Germany. In the 70s, he similarly helped the British rock legends U.F.O. to their definitive breakthrough, turning songs like "Rock Bottom" or "Doctor, Doctor" into hits everyone knows.  
In 1980, it was time for him to form the first band of his own... The Michael Schenker Group, or MSG for short. Some of the world's best musicians were assembled, cavorting with founding members such as Gary Barden, Don Airey or Simon Phillips. Not forgetting that no one less that Roger Glover from Deep Purple manned the production console for the first record. Since then, the three letters MSG have become a synonym for honest, hand-crafted and impelling premium hard rock.

Now, after extensive touring, and following a well-earned rest, Schenker has returned with his group to add a new jewel to his creative work. Names such as Pete Way, Wayne Findlay, Neil Murray and Chris Slade still represent the highest of standards and get aficionados' heartbeats racing. One of the biggest treats is his collaboration with the former Scorpions drummer, Herman "the German" Rarebell, as well as his beloved brother Rudolf. And yet the list is even longer with Doogie White (former member of the Rainbows), Super drummer Carmine Appice and Elliott Tichy. However the one name missing in 2011 is Gary Barden. Michael Voss, the new vocalist, is more than "just" a replacement. The experienced producer and singer showed just what he is capable of during the last MSG tour.

Schenker says:
"The Temple of Rock is within me where I create since I was introduced to the amazing invention of the distorted Guitar which is for me the most enjoyable and the best possible way to express myself. The Rock Guitar Sound that I fell in love with, mostly expressed as Lead break, is what I have nurtured and treasured all of my life. Combined with the infinite spring from within and the amazing musicians around me I keep expressing an ongoing development of my Art(Being). With Temple of Rock I am entering a new stage of my life, a new level of existence enjoying life more than ever, reaping the joy of all sorts of developments from the past.

Also, it seems to me that collectively, with true expressive makers of Rock Music, we have been building the external Temple Of Rock for many years and have now come to the point of putting on the roofing and celebrating the almost completion of the Temple. All generations of this period are meeting all over the world on one stage it seems celebrating an Era of 'Hand Made Rock' which will never be the same again due to invention of new technology but of course New Temples and New Wonders will arise to enjoy expressions in new ways."

Reader Comments (7)

GREAT NEWS TO READ THIS!!! Here's HOPING M3 gets on board with this!!!
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Always liked his stuff, but man, his ego has definitely not been the least bit inhibited by his utter irrelevance to the music scene for the past 20 years, has it?
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.
Yeah, Schenker's ego is still totally out of control, but I'm still gonna go to the san Diego gig. I saw the McAuley Schenker lineup twice back in the day, once in '87, and then again in like '90 with The Black crowes as an opening band. Aah, memories! And, despite what Schenker might think, UFO is doing just fine without him thank you very much!
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Great news!!..Ill be at the Foxboro show. This match up was the best version I thought..very close to Gary Barton,but Robin's voice and songwriting were better
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
Yeah, I agree. Those McAuley Schenker albums were the best version of MSG and Schenker didn't even have to change the logo.

Aside from his classic UFO stuff, songs he did with McAuley like "Gimme Your Love", "Here Today -- Gone Tomorrow" and "Save Yourself" were Schenker's best moments, no doubt, not just because of his extraordinary guitar work, but also due to McAuley's incredible voice and their shared songwriting skills.

These guys were no slouches back then and I bet they aren't today.

I will try to worship in The Temple of Rock at Jaxx in Springfield, VA.
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
For somebody playing 1000 seaters (tops), he sure does have a high opinion of himself....LOL
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
You guys are forgetting his enormous talent. He can't help it if he knows how great he is but others refuse to give him his due.

His "high opinion of himself" has always been an odd issue with him but when he's onstage crankin', it's hard to deny, it's an opinion that may be valid, even if it is a little too much on the chest beating side when he renders it himself.

He really would be better off following Joe Perry's advice -- "Let The Music Do The Talking"!
December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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