Michael Schenker has announced that he will be touring "Michael Schenker Fest" throughout the UK in November 2017.
Four concerts will take place at London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (Nov 2), Sheffield O2 Academy (Nov 3), Manchester O2 Ritz (Nov 4) and Hull City Hall (Nov 5).
The concept of 'Michael Schenker Fest' reunites the original Michael/McAuley Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums).
Says Schenker, "It's a miracle that after all these years, a tour like this will take place with the original band members of "M.S.G.". Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us, as well as for old and new fans. To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable."
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR DATES
The Black Angels have confirmed details for their upcoming album, ‘Death Song,’ out on 21st April. This will be the Austin five-piece’s first full-length album release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records. Listen to the opening sonic track 'Currency'.
Recorded between Seattle and Austin, ‘Death Song’ features production from Phil Eck and the 11-track record offers a psychedelic menacing wonderland of sound. The band will be on tour this summer including a slot at The Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia
‘Death Song’ Track List:
2. I’d Kill For Her
3. Half Believing
4. Comanche Moon
5. Hunt Me Down
6. Grab As Much (As You Can)
8. I Dreamt
10. Death March
11. Life Song
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne have an incredible list of artists lined up as part of their festival in Lancashire this August. Today we focus on the ladies on the bill.
Jason Elliott, festival director, commented "We're extremely proud of our 2017 line up and of the huge array of female talent which will grace our stages this year. Great women. Great music. Great festival. We're delighted to be musically female-heavy!"
Just some of the artists involved -
One of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music world... meet 2017 Grammy nominee, Janiva Magness.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world.
Northern Ireland's Kaz Hawkins, with her soulful rock 'n' roll-blues is an artist very much on the rise.
Soul. Blues. Gospel and pop can be expected from radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman and her band...
Bristol based Elles Bailey seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead.
Husky Tones’ punk blues style delivered by of female drummer/singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper.
The Katie Bradley Band are highly energetic; "Katie has the voice of Big Mama Thornton and the heart of Memphis"
Modern, folk-tinged country-blues from the wonderful singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins
Delta Ladies - a hypnotic fusion of world music, folk roots and blues, christened 'Hillbilly Trance', They're not all ladies, but are headed up by Vicky Martin on guitar, banjo, kandela...
Award winning singer, songwriter and musician, Jess Gardham brings soulful roots and blues.
As they celebrate their 40th year since forming, Wire have annouced their forthcoming album 'Silver/Lead', which is due on 31st March via the band's pinkflag label.
The band also recently announced various DRILL FESTIVAL dates, a boutique city festival curated by Wire with dates in LA, Leeds, Brussels and Berlin, plus two nights at London's Garage and various other Spring tour dates.
This band are still on peak form, so the new album is highly anticipated.
15th READING (UK) Sub89
28th PHOENIX (USA) Crescent Ballroom
29th SAN DIEGO (USA) Casbah
30th -1st April LOS ANGELES (USA) DRILL : LA
3rd SAN FRANCISCO (USA) Slims
7th VANCOUVER (CANADA) Imperial Theatre
8th SEATTLE (USA) Crocodile
21-22nd LEEDS (UK) DRILL : LEEDS
4th LONDON (UK) The Garage
5th LONDON (UK) The Garage
7th BERLIN (DE) DRILL : BERLIN
9th COPENHAGEN (DK) Loppen
11th UTRECHT (NL) De Helling
12th PARIS (F) La Moroquinerie
13th BRUSSELS (B) DRILL: BXL