As wide-spanning as the range of musicians contributing to the record, MSG’s 2022 success studio album “Universal” (released on May 27th, 2022 via Atomic Fire) has paved the way for the band and Michael Schenker’s 50th anniversary world tour to many stages and areas around the globe.
Starting with a headlining run across mainland Europe to EU/UK summer festivals, an extensive North American tour as well as Japanese shows, the quintet led by guitar maestro Schenker continues to amaze fans worldwide.
Now the time has come for MSG to properly re-visit the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland for the first time after a pandemic-related break: Taking place from November 23 until December 2, the run will see the band perform a set list full of hits out of Michael Schenker’s illustrious career in 8 cities.
But that’s not all: Not really “Outsider[s]” (as the title of their new record, which was unleashed on March 17th of this year, may let one think), but US based, Metal Hammer (DE) awarded (“Up & Coming”; 2017) squad Night Demon, who have consistently been discussed since the release of their self-titled 2012 debut EP and secured a prominent spot in the scene, have been confirmed as very special guests to MSG for all dates (incl. both festival appearances of the trek).
General tickets will be available from Wednesday, June 7th @ 11AM CEST / 10AM GMT while O2 priority and Planet Rock Artist tickets are on sale now; all dates can be found below!
UK & Ireland Tour Dates 2023:
23.11.2023 UK Troon – WinterStorm – Legends and Legacies @ Troon Concert Hall
24.11.2023 IE Dublin – The Academy
25.11.2023 UK Belfast – Limelight 1
28.11.2023 UK Manchester – O2 Ritz
29.11.2023 UK Sheffield – O2 Academy
30.11.2023 UK London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
01.12.2023 UK Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
02.12.2023 UK Porthcawl (Trecco Bay) – Planet Rockstock @ Holiday Park
(w/ Night Demon)
European Live Dates 2023:
03.06.2023 IE Ballyshannon – Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival
08.06.2023 ES Zamora – Z! Live Rock Fest
08.07.2023 SE Knislinge – Time To Rock Festival
29.07.2023 DE Pyras – Pyraser Classic Rock Night (Sold Out)
11.08.2023 BE Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Fest
12.08.2023 ES Villena – Leyendas del Rock
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Current MSG Touring Line-Up:
Michael Schenker – Lead guitars
Robin McAuley – Vocals; until the end of 2023
Steve Mann – Keyboards, guitars
Barend Courbois – Bass
Bodo Schopf – Brums