Michael Schenker Unplugged and Totally Uncut
“MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TOKYO”
FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY
RELEASED FRIDAY 24th MARCH 2017
AVAILABLE ON 2CD, 2CD+DVD COMBO, LP, DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL
Michael Schenker – Lead Guitarist (6 years younger brother of Rudolf Schenker )
1970 – At age 15 – Michael records his first album with the Scorpions creating instant international recognition.
1972 – At age 17 – Michael joins the British Rock Band UFO for 6 Albums reaching their highest success ever.
1978 – At age 23 – Michael leaves UFO after recording Strangers in the Night becoming one of the most successful rock live albums of all time.
1979 – At age 24 – Michael opens the doors to America for the Scorpions with Lovedrive. 1979 – At age 24 – Michael starts his solo career.
Michael Schenker, one of music’s greatest rock guitarists, will release Michael Schenker Fest Tokyo – a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on Friday 24th March 2017.
Filmed and recorded at Tokyo’s International Forum on August 24, 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker over the years including M.S.G.’S Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley of the McAuley Schenker Group.
“It’s been a long time since M.S.G. – Live At Budokan,” says Schenker.
Like a miracle Michael Schenker returns to Japan with his past original singers from the ’80’s to celebrate the Michael Schenker Fest with Barden, Bonnet and McAuley at the amazing Tokyo International Forum. 5000 fans witnessed an anthology moment of quintessential hard rock music of the highest calibre.
Says Schenker, “It’s a miracle that after all these years, something like this took 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.”
Continues Schenker, “It’s an amazing feeling to have all of my M.S.G. Family from the ’80’s performing together and especially with Graham Bonnet, who I never got to play any concerts after our Assault Attack album that was originally released in 1982. Fortunately, being able to have the participation of original M.S.G. members such as Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) being part of it, and somehow, to perform with Robin McAuley and Steve Mann (guitar, keyboards) again as well, is pretty awesome.”
Michael Schenker – Lead Guitar Ted McKenna – Drums Steve Mann – Guitar, Keyboards Chris Glen – Bass
Gary Barden Graham Bonnet Robin McAuley