Michael Schenker Photo copyright Lee Millward 2012
AWARD WINNING GUITAR LEGEND MICHAEL SCHENKER RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW ALBUM 'BRIDGE THE GAP,' UNITES WITH OLD FRIENDS
It's universally agreed that Michael Schenker is one of the greatest heavy metal/hard rock guitarists of all-time, as the amount of renowned guitarists that list him as a prime influence is off the charts. And on his newest release, 'Bridge the Gap,' this German guitar great has united with his old rhythm section from the Scorpions days - bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell - as well as enlisting ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White, plus guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay. And if that wasn't enough metallic star power, none other than Don Dokken lends his vocals to an exclusive track ("Faith") only available on the album's "deluxe edition."
Produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss (and engineered by Voss), 'Bridge the Gap' will be released in the US via the inakustik label on January 7, 2014 (and credited to "Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock"), with the traditional thirteen-track release features such fierce rockers as "Where the Wild Winds Blow" and "Horizons."
'Bridge the Gap' will be released in 3 configurations:
- Deluxe Edition
- media book packaging, plus o-card with high relief and partial gloss coating of the Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock logo,
- extended booklet with signatures of all band members,
- bonus track, "Faith," sung by Don Dokken.
- 180 gr LP
Check out a trailer for the album here:
Michael Schenker will kick off the first round of 2014 dates with a US trek, which will feature a line-up comprised of Schenker, White, and Findlay, as well as bassist Rev Jones and drummer Pete Holmes, before the "album line-up" will take over for a World Tour starting in Japan in March.
And now, a word from Schenker himself:
I am very much looking forward to touring the States in Jan/Feb, and to introducing my new singer, Doogie White, and material from our brand new album, 'Bridge the Gap.' Doogie, Wayne Findlay and myself will be promoting our new album in the States before teaming up with the album line-up for a World Tour starting in March in Japan. We are all looking forward to rock you. 'Til then, keep on rocking.
Get ready to rock with Schenker's latest killer set of guitar wizardry, 'Bridge the Gap’!
Michael Schenker Bridge The Gap US Tour 2014
BERGAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
TUEPELO MUSIC HALL
NEW YORK, NY
BB KINGS CONCERT HALL
OAKLAHOMA CITY, OK
CONCERT PUB NORTH
SAN ANTONIO, TX
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
HOUSE OF BLUES
SAN JUAN, CAPISTRANO, CA
THE COACH HOUSE
HERMOSA BEACH, CA
- Where The Wild Winds Blow
- Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
- Rock n Roll Symphony
- To Live For The King
- Land Of Thunder
- Temple Of The Holy
- Shine On
- Bridges We Have Burned
- Because You Lied
- Black Moon Rising
- Dance For The Piper
- Faith (Bonus Track – Deluxe Edition only)
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Classic Rock radio will be reviewing the concert in Seattle on February 9th