Michael Schenker the No. 1 Guitarist for a Third Year Running! 2019.06.11

Thank you Japan for voting Michael Schenker the No.1 guitarist for a third year running!

Show Cancelled 2019.04.28

Due to reason beyond our control the Michael Schenker Fest show in Bourbon Hall, Louisville, KY April 30th has been cancelled.

Please contract your ticket vendor for refunds.
This does not affect any other shows on the North American tour 2019

Paul Raymond Passed Away 2019.04.12

"It is unbelievable. Paul Raymond was a great musician and loved Rock and Roll. My condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace my friend."
--Michael Schenker

New Festival Date Added


MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be playing the Barcelona Rock Festival in July. Please check the tour page for more information.

Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf join Michael Schenker Fest 2019.02.14

There’s never a good time to announce this kind of news. Following the passing of Ted McKenna we can now announce who will be the drummer on the second Michael Schenker Fest studio album and upcoming live shows. 

Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf -- who each played drums in MSG -- to the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST line-up. Simon who played on the MSG debut album will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second album. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming US tour. This role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on "Perfect Timing" and "Save Yourself". With the sudden passing of Ted Mckenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role as he had the important job of preparing for the US tour.

Michael states, "We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smooth as possible and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for Michael Schenker Fest. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST."

Bodo comments, ". I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances and I'm proud to rock for him and all the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST fans. RIP Ted

Ted McKenna passed away this morning 2019.01.19

We are totally heartbroken to hear that Ted McKenna, our amazing drummer and dearest friend, passing away this morning. Its a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. 

He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music. 

Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you x

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Kick off recording process for new studio album! 2019.01.10

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Kick off recording process for new studio album!

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. These shows were so rapturously received by audiences worldwide, that it seemed only logical for the protagonists to make new music together. The decision to bring in Doogie White, singer of Schenker’s TEMPLE OF ROCK, adds even more substance to Michael’s assembly.

»Resurrection« - also featuring a guest appearance by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett - was released on March 2nd, 2018 through Nuclear Blast and entered charts worldwide, eg. #10 Germany, #16 Austria and Switzerland, #18 Japan as well as #81 USA.

Today, Michael Schenker celebrates his 64th birthday and is happy to announce a new studio album!

 “Thank you to my fans all around the world for all the birthday messages I have received today. I’d like to take this opportunity to repay your kind birthday messages by announcing that I am currently in the studio with Michael Voss recording a second Michael Schenker Fest studio album. With great pleasure we will once again have Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White on vocals with Chris Glen (Bass) Ted McKenna (Drums) and Steve Mann (Keys / Guitar).

 It’s exciting to keep the family together for another studio album and it’s already sounding great", says Michael Schenker.

The album is scheduled to be out on Nuclear Blast Records in August 2019…more info soon!

Michael Schenker has been voted #14 in the top 15 best rock guitarist in the world 2019.01.09


Michael Schenker Fest’s debut album, ’Resurrection’, voted third best albumof 2018 2019.01.09

Michael Schenker Fest’s debut album,’ Resurrection’, has been voted the third best album release of 2018 by MetalTalk. The video for ‘Take me to the Church’ was also voted best video.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o34ooePv-E

Read the full award results


Michael Schenker Fest 2nd leg of the ‘Resurrection’ North American tour 2019 2019.01.04

Michael Schenker Fest Tours North America in 2019 for the 2nd Leg of the Resurrection North American Tour

Michael Schenker Fest Meet & Greet tickets for the 2nd leg of the 2019 North American Tour 2018.12.15

Michael Schenker Fest Meet & Greet tickets are now available for the 2nd leg of the ‘Resurrection’ North America Tour.

November 14th Show in Prague Has Been Moved! 2018.11.12

Important announcement for all fans coming to the Prague show, 14th November, the concert has been moved to the 'Roxy' club in Prague.https://www.roxy.cz/ 

Michael Schenker Featured in 25 Greatest Tones 2018.10.29

Michael Schenker is featured in the November issue of Total Guitar in the article "25 Of The Greastest Tones ...And How To Get Them."

Watch Masa Ito's interview with Michael Schenker 2018.10.22

Watch Masa Ito's interview with Michael Schenker - recorded on the recent Japan tour in August 2018.


Michael Schenker voted in the top 50 greatest all time guitarists 2018.10.16

Michael Schenker was voted in the top 50 greatest all time guitarists by Loudersound magazine.
See the full article here.


November’s issue of BURRN! magazine - large section about Michael Schenker Fest 2018.10.08

November’s issue of BURRN! magazine has a large section about Michael Schenker Fest from their recent Japan tour. Michael also featured on the cover!

Michael Schenker Fest 2nd leg of Resurrection World Tour 2019 2018.10.01

Michael Schenker Fest Tours North America in 2019 for the 2nd Leg of the Resurrection World Tour.

Michael Schenker Fest takes over the Sunset Strip for 3 nights! 2018.08.27

Michael Schenker Fest takes over the Sunset Strip for 3 nights on April 15th ,16th & 17th for their only Southern California appearances in 2019 at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go

"Take Me To The Church" Official Video! 2018.08.20

Michael Schenker Fest will be touring Europe and the UK in October/November after touring Japan at the end of this month. The tour is in support of their latest studio album release, Resurrection. The band have released the official video for 'Take Me To The Church' today, which can be viewed on YouTube, below.


Michael Schenker comments: "Today we are releasing the new video for 'Take Me To The Church', released from Michael Schenker Fest's debut album - Resurrection. We filmed the video in an old church in St Petersburg, Russia as well as at our live show there that same evening. The process was an interesting experience! The fans in Russia were great for the video, too."

Doogie White adds: "'Take Me To The Church’ was the obvious choice, given the terrific response in the live arena and from fans and reviewers alike, so we decided to bite the bullet and shoot a video. This was the first of three songs Michael and I wrote for the "Resurrection" album continuing the partnership we started with "Temple of Rock. It is always fascinating to see how others interpret lyrics and bring them to life visually. We also knew that fans would want to see live footage of the line-up, we added some of that too.
So once you have watched the video and learned your lines you can sing along when we come to a town or city near you. ALRIGHT..."

Happy Birthday Mikey!! 2018.08.12

Happy Birthday Mikey!


Meet & Greet Tickets! 2018.07.29

You can now purchase Meet & Greet tickets for some selected shows on the upcoming European tour. Full info can be found at the link below:

Thank You St. Petersburg! 2018.07.27

Thank you St Petersburg! What a fantastically gorgeous city, with lovely people and great audiences. We had a great time!'

You can catch a glimpse of Michael Schenker Fest's TV appearance on the renowned White Nights of St Petersburg festival here https://bit.ly/2uWFSFc

White Nights of St. Petersburg 2018.07.16

Michael Schenker Fest headlines the International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" on the 23rd July.Tickets available here - https://a2.fm/events/michael-schenker-fest

Venue Changed! 2018.07.13

The Glasgow O2 ABC Michael Schenker Fest show at the will now take place at SWG3 on the same date -- Monday 5th November. This is due to the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art.

For more info: bit.ly/MichaelSchenkerSWG3

Another Tokyo Date Added! 2018.06.04

We have just added another show in Tokyo, Japan on the 31st August 2018. For ticket info visit: https://ameblo.jp/tokyoonkyorock/ 

Happy Birthday to Klaus Meine! 2018.05.25

Happy Birthday to Klaus Meine!

More European Dates for 2018 2018.04.13

More European dates for 2018 have now been announced – see the tour date page for more information!

European & UK dates for 2018 2018.04.25

European & UK dates for 2018 have now been announced – see the tour date page for more information!

Joe Lynn Turner 2018.04.19

"Very shocked to hear about Joe Lynn Turner's recent health problem, we were both just about to perform at the same festival next week. I wish you a full and speedy recovery."
-- Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker chosen #1 guitarist for the 2nd year running in Burrn!  2018.03.08

Michael Schenker has been chosen #1 guitarist for the 2nd year running in Burrn Magazine's Heavy Metal Championship 2017

Michael Schenker Fest Japan Tour Dates 2018 2018.02.23

Michael Schenker Fest (featuring three original singers)
plus Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock Doogie White.
Michael Schenker - Lead/Rhythm Guitars
Gary Barden - Vocals
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Robin McAuley - Vocals
Doogie White - Vocals 
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

August 29th Osaka : Zepp Namba 
August 30th Nagoya : Zepp Nagoya 
September 2nd Sapporo : Zepp Sapporo
September 4th Sendai : Sendai Pit
September 5th Tokyo : Tokyo International Forum Hall A

Michael Schenker Fest will headline Hard Rock Hell 2018.02.22

Michael Schenker Fest will headline Hard Rock Hell on the 8th November 2018!

The First Michael Schenker Fest Studio Album 2018.02.12

The first Michael Schenker Fest studio album, Resurrection, will be in stores on March 2nd 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today the band are presenting a new track off the forthcoming album, in the form of a lyric video. Watch and listen to 'Heart And Soul' below.


Pre-order the new album Resurrection: www.nuclearblast.com/michaelschenkerfest-resurrection
'Heart And Soul' is included on the 'Warrior' single, which is out now.

Michael Schenker Fest Headlines Rock City Stockholm 2018.01.30

Michael Schenker Fest headlines Rock City Stockholm on the 28th April 2018.
The line up features Gary Barden, Robin McAuley, Doogie White, Chris Glen,
Ted McKenna and Steve Mann.

 Get your tickets here

Michael Schenker Fest Meet & Greet 2018.01.12

Meet and greets for the upcoming North American tour can be purchased from 

Michael Schenker wins HRH "Axeman" Award 2017.11.08

Michael Schenker won the HRH ‘Axeman’ Award at the 1st annual Hard Rock Hell awards ceremony! Thank you to all the fans who voted for Michael to make this award possible, your support is massively appreciated!

Michael Schenker Fest featured on the cover of BURRN! magazine 2017.10.02

Michael Schenker featured on the cover of BURRN! magazine, November’s issue. Michael Schenker Fest headlines Loud Park 17 festival October 15th!

Michael Schenker Fest headlines Loud Park 2017.08.31

Not long to go until Michael Schenker Fest headlines Loud Park 17 on the 15th October 2017!

Happy Birthday Mikey! 2017.08.12

Happy Birthday Mikey!
Love, Dad

Michael Schenker Fest Studio Album & North American Tour 2017.08.04

Michael Schenker Fest will release a studio album worldwide in Spring 2018. The album will feature 3 original MSG singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock). It will be released shortly before Michael Schenker Fest embark on a North American tour. The North American tour will be the first time that Michael Schenker Fest has featured a 4th singer, Doogie White. The band will perform the most popular music of Michaels past and present material

Michael Schenker Fest Meet & Greets 2017.07.23

Michael Schenker Fest Meet & Greets are available for the upcoming 2017 European tour. Please visit www.MichaelSchenkerFest.com for more information. Meet & Greets for the 2018 North American tour will be released later this year!


Michael Schenker signs worldwide record deal for
Michael Schenker Fest studio album with Nuclear Blast

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST have just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label. About signing to Nuclear Blast Michael adds;

"I am very happy to have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and I am looking forward to releasing a killer MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album in the spring of 2018. The album will bring together past and present in the form of 3 original M.S.G. singers -- Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley -- and the current MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK vocalist Doogie White. Keep on rockin'!"

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST have also announced 20 North American tour dates for 2018. Please check the tour date page for a complete list of all dates


Foire aux Vins d'Alace 2017.05.19

Michael Schenker feat. Robin McAuley have just been announced as co-headliners at ‘Foire aux Vins d'Alsace Officiel’ on the 28th July 2017.
More details here - http://www.foire-colmar.com/


Michael Schenker Fest Headline Loudpark Festival 2017.04.17

Michael Schenker Fest will headline Loudpark festival in Tokyo this October. Full info available here: http://www.loudpark.com/17/


Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo 2017.03.24

Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo' featuring original M.S.G. vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley Out Now Worldwide!


Michael Schenker Fest -- New Tour Dates! 2017.03.17

We've just announce some European Michael Schenker Fest dates!


On a Mission: Live in Madrid' the 'Best High Quality Award 2017.03.17

DEG (Digital Entertainment Group) Japan have awarded Michael Schenker's 2016 release -- 'Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock. On a Mission: Live in Madrid the 'Best High Quality Award' in their annual Blu-ray release awards. http://www.deg-japan.jp/award/index.html


Michael Schenker Fest Live! 2017.02.24

Michael Schenker Fest 'Live' has shot straight to #1 on Amazon Japan Best Sellers in Hard Rock & Metal DVDs! Thanks to all our fans in Japan for the incredible support. Keep On Rockin'!


New Release!

We are pleased to announce the release of 'Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo' featuring original M.S.G. vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley.

The Band
Michael Schenker - Lead Guitar
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

The Vocalists
Gary Barden
Graham Bonnet
Robin McAuley


01. Intro: Searching For Freedom
02. Into The Arena
03. Attack Of The Mad Axeman ft. Gary Barden
04. Victim Of Illusion ft. Gary Barden
05. Cry For The Nations ft. Gary Barden
06. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie ft. Gary Barden
07. Armed And Ready ft. Gary Barden
08. Coast To Coast
09. Assault Attack ft. Graham Bonnet
10. Desert Song ft. Graham Bonnet
11. Dancer ft. Graham Bonnet
12. Captain Nemo
13. This Is My Heart ft. Robin McAuley
14. Save Yourself ft. Robin McAuley
15. Love Is Not A Game ft. Robin McAuley
16. Shoot Shoot ft. Robin McAuley
17. Rock Bottom ft. Robin McAuley
18. Doctor Doctor ft. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley
Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo is available in the following formats:

Watch the trailer, check out the new photos and visit the official UK press page here http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/michaelschenker/schenkerfest.htm More info is also available on the home page.


Kaloss Rock Festival 2016.10.29

Michael Schenker will be headlining the Kalos Rock Festival in Madrid, Spain on the 27th May 2017. The Show will feature Robin McAuley on vocals plus Steve Mann, Chris Glen and Ted McKenna.


Bang Your Head Festival 2016.10.14

Michael Schenker Fest will be co-headlining Bang Your Head Festival in Germany on the 15th July 2017.

The Michael Schenker Fest lineup features
Michael Schenker - Lead Guitar
Gary Barden - Vocals
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Robin McAuley - Vocals
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

We hope to announce more shows soon!


News Update from Michael Schenker 2016.09.07

"Hello fellow Rock 'n' Rollers; an update on our upcoming plans.

As you may already know, we filmed the gig at the stunning International Forum Hall A in Tokyo, in August. This will be released on an upcoming Michael Schenker Fest DVD in 2017. It is looking incredible so far and really encapsulates the celebration of the past decades that we wanted to capture.

While we work on getting the DVD finished we are also planning a further worldwide tour with the Michael Schenker Fest line up, including Europe & USA. Keep on Rockin' " -- Michael Schenker


New Lady's Top Designed by Essenz Schenker 2016.08.26

We've just added a new lady's top to the online store. It was designed by Essenz Schenker and previously only available during the 2016 Michael Schenker Fest Japan tour. www.michaelschenkerstore.com


Final Show in Sapporo 2016.08.26

Thank you to our diligent crew and the rockin' fans for making this a special tour. Tonight is our final show of this tour in Sapporo but we hope to bring the Michael Schenker Fest to a city near you soon!

Here is the end of tour photo!


Tokyo Recording 2016.08.23

Due to popular demand, we have decided to film the sold-out Tokyo show on the 24th August. Release date to be confirmed, but we are super excited about putting this together. More info soon!


Pete Way


Very sad news to hear that Pete way is in hospital after suffering a heart attack. Our thoughts go out to him, wishing him a full recovery as soon as possible.
-- Michael Schenker, Chris Glen and the band.


Happy Birthday Mikey! 2016.08.09

Happy Birthday Mikey!



Special Announcement for our fans in Japan 2016.07.27

We are happy to announce that we will be offering meet and greets at our 3 upcoming Japanese shows which will also include access to sound-check, photo opportunities and a signing session with all 7 Michael Schenker Fest members.

Ticket quantities for the event are very limited
and go on sale on August 1st.

Info on how to apply is here - http://ameblo.jp/tokyoonkyorock/

Congratulations to Bernhard Roessle of in-akustik records 2016.07.27

Congratulations to Bernhard Roessle of in-akustik records. He won the Innovation Award 2016 - awarded by the editors of the German magazine VIDEO for the Worldwide first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock -- On a Mission: Live in Madrid.

Michael Schenker Fest in Japan 2016.07.21

Michael Schenker Fest will be touring Japan in August, playing three shows in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo. More info can be found on the tour date page

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.07.21

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
Michael was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the editors of the German magazine VIDEO for his outstanding achievements as an international rock artist and in particular for the numerous successful releases on DVD and Blu-ray

Michael Schenker Fest at Sweden Rock 2016.07.21

Thank you to everyone who came to support the first Michael Schenker Fest show at Sweden Rock. Our next shows with this line up; featuring Gary Barden, Robin McAuley & Graham Bonnet will be in Japan in August. Check out the tour date page for worldwide tour dates for all Michael Schenker Projects!

Michael Schenker Store Is Now Open! 2016.06.07

The online store is now back up and running. Please click the store link at the top of the page to be taken there. Happy shopping!

Fourth Vocalist Joins Michael Schenker Fest 2016.06.02

Fourth vocalist joins Michael Schenker Fest!
As previously announced, Michael Schenker will be joined by his three former MSG vocalists Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley for one exclusive show at Sweden Rock Festival when the guitarist celebrates his entire career under the name Michael Schenker Fest.

We are happy to announce that a fourth singer has now confirmed his participation in the concert: Leif Sundin, who sang in MSG in the mid-90's and again in the mid-00's. Hailing from Stockholm, Sundin has also made a name for himself as the lead singer of Great King Rat and the John Norum band, and these days he runs his own band House Of Leaf.

The Michael Schenker Fest show at Sweden Rock Festival will be the only in the world this year, and possibly ever, featuring all these four singers!

Michael Schenker: Featuring Gary Barden 2016.05.28

Michael Schenker featuring Gary Barden on vocals will be headlining Benatska Festival in Czech on the 30th July! Full festival details are here http://www.benatska.cz/

Michael Schenker Fest: Featuring Original Singers 2016.05.24

Michael Schenker Fest featuring three original MSG singers:

Gary Barden - Graham Bonnet - Robin McAuley

Have just confirmed three shows in Japan.
August 23th - Zepp Namba - Osaka
August 24th - International Forum Hall A - Tokyo
August 26th - Zepp Sapporo - Sapporo

The lineup features:
Chris Glen (Bass)
Ted McKenna (Drums)
Steve Mann (Guitar / Keys)

These men combined are responsible for such albums as "Michael Schenker Group" (1980), "Assault Attack" (1982) and "Save Yourself" (1989). Expect an abundance of classic tracks.


Temple of Rock: On a Mission - Live in Madrid 2016.05.17

Michael Schenker's Temple of rock: On a Mission - Live in Madrid, is OUT NOW! WORLDWIDE!

Michael Schenker 2016.05.09

Michael Schenker will be performing at these two festivals this summer. Visit the tour date page for more info and lineups.

Michael Schenker Fest 2016.04.20

Michael Schenker Fest - celebrating reunions and more.
The first show will be at Sweden Rock.

Sweden Rock Festival 11th June 2016
Michael Schenker

Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley - Vocals
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

Barcelona Rock Fest 15th July 2016

Michael Schenker
Gary Barden - Vocals
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glen - Bass

We hope to see some of you there!

Temple Of Rock - On A Mission: Live In Madrid 2016.04.13

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock will release "On A Mission: Live In Madrid" -- a new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. Europe - Out Now! Japan - Out Now! USA - May 6th UK- May 13th.

Filmed and recorded at Madrid's Joy Eslava Theatre on November 19th as part of Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock's 2015 European tour, the concert features their recent rock radio hits Vigilante Man, Communion and Live and Let Live, as well as the MSG/UFO/Scorpions classics Doctor Doctor, Lights Out, Too Hot To Handle, Rock You Like A Hurricane and Rock Bottom.

More info here http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/michaelschenker/live-in-madrid.htm

Michael Schenker Fest 2016.03.24

We are excited to announce that we have put a very special show together, Michael Schenker Fest, for Sweden Rock festival 8th-11th June 2016. It will feature 3 original MSG singers -Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley. We have Ted McKenna on drums, Chris Glen on bass and Steve Mann on guitar / keys. Combined, these men are responsible for such albums as "Michael Schenker Group" (1980), "Assault Attack" (1982) and "Save Yourself" (1989) - expect a multitude of classic tracks.

Michael Schenker will be performing on the 11th June


Axes & Anchors Cruise 2016.01.28

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I will not be able
to participate on the upcoming Axes & Anchors cruise. I was genuinely
excited to perform on this unique and amazing musical voyage alongside
some incredible talent. But with the recent tragic passing of my friend
David VanLanding, who was going to be performing with me, I cannot
bring myself to perform that material on board the ship. It would be
doing a disservice to the cruise, its patrons, and the memory of David
to attempt this show without him. I know there will be some
disappointed fans, but the cruise has assembled some of the best talent
out there and I know it will thrive in light of my having to cancel.
I can only hope that after time passes we can come to grips with the
loss of David and adequately honor his memory. I look forward to being
a part of future Axes & Anchors cruises and appreciate the support of
everyone during this trying time. --Michael Schenker

New Temple Of Rock Promo Video 2016.01.17

New promo video for the 2nd leg of our European tour is now online

Spirit On A Mission Tour Continues 2016.01.07

Just over 10 days until the next leg of are Spirit on a Mission world tour continues in the UK & Scandinavia. Please visit the tour date page for complete tour dates. You can purchase tickets for the UK shows here http://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Michael-Schenker.htm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mikey! 2015.12.15

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mikey!

David Van Landing 2015.11.18

Today we were told the very sad news that David Van Landing passed away in a traffic accident early yesterday morning.

We are all lost for words at such a sudden tragic event taking David away from us.

We last performed together in the USA, 2012, but had planned a special show together on the Axes and Anchors cruise; Feb, 2016.

He will be deeply missed. A great voice and a charming man. My condolences go out to his family and many friends.—Michael Schenker

Spirit On A Mission World Tour Continues 2015.10.21

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock continues their Spirit on a Mission world tour tomorrow, beginning in Germany and travelling throughout much of Europe. Check out the tour date page for a full list of tour dates.
We hope to see you there!

Axes & Anchors Lineup 2015.08.29

We are proud to announce a special line up with be joining
MICHAEL SCHENKER for the Axes & Anchors Cruise,
which sets sail 20th Feb 2016.
The band will be showcasing Michael's music spanning
his much revered career to date.

Wayne Findlay - Keyboard / 7 string guitar
Rev Jones - Bass
Pete Holmes - Drums

More info here -

Temple Of Rock Meet & Greet 2015.08.28

Meet the 5 living legends that make up Temple of Rock!


Michael Schenker, Doogie White, Wayne Findlay,
Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell
invite you to join us at our Meet & Greet sessions
as we continue our Spirit on a Mission World tour.

We kick off the tour October 22nd 2015 in Mannheim Germany.
Find more information and details on how to purchase your
Meet & Greet tickets here.


Tickets are limited and on a first
come, first serve basis!

Michael Schenker in Young Guitar and Guitarist Magazines 2015.08.28

Michael is featured in 100 Guitar Heroes, out in all good bookshops now!

Michael Schenker is featured on the cover of May's Young Guitar Magazine,
it  includes a special DVD with Michael talking about his equipment

Happy 16th Birthday Mikey! 2015.08.12

Happy 16th Birthday Mikey!

Temple Of Rock Headlining Rock Of Ages Festival 2015.07.28

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be headlining
the Rock of Ages festival on the 1st August 2015.
Featuring very special guest, Graham Bonnet.
We hope to see you there!

Axes & Anchors Special Discount 2015.07.14

Michael Schenker fans can save
$100 PER PERSON on any cabin on the Axes &
Anchors cruise with discount code
SCH2016 through Friday 7/17.
More info can be found here:

Temple Of Rock - Special Guests of Judas Priest 2015.06.30

We are proud to announce that Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be joining Judas Priest as special guests for the UK leg of their 2015 European tour. Tickets are on sale Wednesday 1st July 2015.

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Japan Tour 2015 2015.06.30

A massive thank you to everyone involved in the Temple of Rock Japan tour 2015, especially the super professional Japanese crew. We love you all and can't wait to come back

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Japan Tour 2015 2015.06.16


Temple of Rock's Japan tour got off to an unbelievable start in Osaka. Graham Bonnet joined us on stage to perform Desert song and Assault Attack. Nagoya and 3 Tokyo shows coming up! We hope to see you there.

Kirk Hammett Joins Michael On Stage 2015.05.05


Kirk Hammett joined Michael on stage at the RockBar in San Jose for Natural
Thing and Blackout. A very special day for everyone.

Urgent News Update 2014.04.21

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock have with great regret had to cancel their up coming show at Rockpile West in Toronto. A spokesman for the band said.

"It is with great regret that we have had to cancel the show at Rockpile West on Wednesday night."

"Our singer Doogie White has been suffering with a chest infection for the last 5 shows and despite his finest efforts it has been decided to cancel this show to give him 2 days off from performing and offering a better chance for him to recover so the band can continue to give their very best at the shows for the remainder of the 'ŒSpirit on a Mission' USA tour."

"Doogie commented, I am very disappointed for the people who were looking forward to seeing TEMPLE of ROCK in Toronto, I have happy memories of playing there last year. The last 3 shows have been a real struggle for me and rather than jeopardize the remainder of the tour we had to make this difficult decision."

Michael Schenker's TEMPLE of ROCK with continue the remainder of the tour
starting in Concord Music Hall Chicago on April 23.

That Metal Show 2014.04.16

"Michael Schenker & Kirk Hammett will be appearing together on
'That Metal Show' Saturday, April 18th, 2015 9:00 P.M Eastern U.S Time,

Special Announcement 2014.03.24

Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK
Due to unforeseen visa processing delays Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK has had to reschedule the first 3 shows of the 2015 North American leg of the "Spirit on a Mission" Tour to promote the brand new album of the same name which was released through In-Akustik in the USA today, the 24th March 2015.

The affected shows:
MAR 25 2015: San Jose, CA - ROCKBAR THEATRE
MAR 27 2015: Portland, OR - BOSSANOVA BALLROOM
MAR 28 2015: Seattle, WA, - STUDIO SEVEN


The rest of the tour will continue as scheduled.

A spokesman for the band said "Everyone is gutted that we are missing out on playing these first few shows particularly as this will be the first time Herman and Francis have played together on American soil in many years. Everyone is so fired up to deliver killer performances of the new TEMPLE OF ROCK songs from 'Spirit on a Mission' as well as classics for The Scorpions, UFO and MSG".

"We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to those who bought tickets for the 3 affected shows but hope they will come rawk out with us at the re-scheduled performances. Sometimes things get beyond even our control and best endevours, as was the case in this situation".


Masters of Metal 2014.02.17

Michael Schenker will be joining the 'Masters of Metal' Rock'n'Roll fantasy camp in Las Vegas which runs from the 26th to the 29th March. If you'd like the chance to jam with Michael Schenker; find more details here.


Special Announcement 2014.02.10

We have a great announcement for our Japanese friends and fans out there!
We'll be coming to visit you in June 2015!

Spirit On A Mission Japan Tour 2015
Special Guest: Graham Bonnet Band
14th June Osaka: Zepp Namba
15th June Nagoya: Diamond Hall
17th June Tokyo: Nakano Sun Plaza
18th June Tokyo: Nakano Sun Plaza

Don't forget to buy the new album so you know all the new songs
when we get there!

Spirit on a Mission release dates :
Japan - March 4, 2015
Europe - March 23, 2015
USA - March 24, 2015

Temple Of Rock - World Tour 2014.02.04

"Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will begin the world tour for their
Spirit on a Mission album release on March 25th, San Jose, USA
Full tour dates are on the tour page. 

This will be the first time that the full line up has played in
North America together, ever.
Michael Schenker (guitar)
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (7 string guitar/keyboards)

Spirit on a Mission release dates :
Japan - March 4, 2015
Europe - March 23, 2015
USA - March 24, 2015"

Merry Christmas Mikey 2014.12.21

Merry Christmas Mikey!

Venue Change 2014.11.21

The Temple of Rock show on November 23 in Barcelona was moved to Razzmatazz 1.
7000 Tons Of Metal 2014.09.20


Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock Headlining 2014.09.15

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be headlining Planet Rockstock festival on December the 6th. More info can be found here

IMPORTANT NEWS! Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock 2014.09.01

IMPORTANT NEWS: Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock

Sometime between 6pm Friday 29th Aug and 11 am Sunday 31st August 2014 at "Kidroom Studios" in Greven, Germany, where MICHAEL SCHENKER is recording the new TEMPLE OF ROCK album "Spirit on a Mission", thieves broke in and stole a number of Michael Voss's and a number of Michael Schenker's Dean Flying V guitars.

At the moment the full extent of what has been stolen is being assessed and the crime scene fingerprinted. However Schenker's brand new Chrome V is one of the guitars that has been taken.

A source close to the band said, "The Dean Chrome V is a one off, made for Michael to his own specifications. There is not another like it, so it will be hard to sell."

German police are examining evidence and the studio for fingerprints / DNA evidence to help catch the criminals.

There will be more details once the extent of the damage and a thorough inventory has been taken of the crime scene.

Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact:
Greven Police Station on +49 2571 9280

Temple Of Rock Update 2014.08.22

Michael Schenker said this about last weeks recording session:

Wayne 'Neptune' Findlay has started recording his 7 string trident guitar parts in Michael Voss's recording studio. It really adds an incredibly deep and heavy sound to the songs. It looks like at least 3 or 4 songs on the new Temple of Rock album - Spirit on a Mission - will be co written by Findlay and it will be released in the first quarter of 2015

7000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2014.08.02

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be performing onboard the 7000 Tons of Metal cruise, sailing on the 22-26 January 2015 from Miami,USA, to Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - New Album 2014.07.28

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock is currently in the studio recording a new album. The album will be called "Spirit On A Mission." More details will be announced soon!

Metal Hammer's Golden Gods - Michael Schenker Interview 2014.06.23


Official Meet & Greet! 2014.06.21

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering meet & greet opportunities at the upcoming Temple of Rock European tour 2014.

The meet & greet package will give participants the opportunity to meet with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock!. Please visit http://www.michaelschenkerstore.com for more details

New Album Coming - Spring 2015 2014.04.14

Hi Everyone

Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK is back in the recording studio for a brand new album.

They will be continuing their "Bridge The Gap" - World Tour with summer festival dates and then touring Europe & the UK in Nov/Dec 2014. It will be a brand new program, including new material from their unreleased album. The new album is to be released in Spring 2015.

See you out there and stay tuned for more details.

Never Miss A Show Again! 2013.04.14

Want to make sure you keep up to date with new releases, tour dates and all the latest news?

Sign up to the Michael Schenker mailing list. Never miss a show again! To sign up use the link below.

Tokyo Meet & Greet 2013.03.08

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering meet & greet opportunities at the Tokyo shows on the 12th/13th March 2014.

The meet & greet package will give participants the opportunity to meet with the entire Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock band!

Michael Schenker
Doogie White
Herman Rarebell
Francis Buchholz
Wayne Findlay

You will meet with the band after the show, have pictures taken, have an item signed by the band, get an exclusive Tokyo Meet & Greet laminate + extra goodies.

This will be offered in very limited numbers!

You will be able to purchase tickets from the merchandise booths on the night of the show for 20,000 Yen each. Please arrive early if you would like to take part as tickets will sell out quickly.

See you in Tokyo!

US Promotion Tour Completed 2013.02.21

We are glad to announce that the US New Album Release - Bridge The Gap -
Promotion Tour has been successfully completed. A Special thanks to Rev
Jones and Pete Holmes for helping us out on this Tour. You Guys Rock. Also, to
our Crew and to all our Fans - Thank you.

See you again soon with the Album Line Up on our upcoming World Tour in the
US later on this Year.

Keep On Rocking.

Venue Change! 2013.01.31

Michael's show at Brick By Brick on February 14
has been moved to Ramona Mainstage.

Michael Live on WVOX's Metal Mayhem 2013.12.27

Iconic Guitar Maestro Michael Schenker In Prime Time Live Interview On WVOX's Metal Mayhem!

G uitar legend Michael Schenker will grace the WVOX Metal Mayhem airwaves live on Friday, January 10th at 8:10pm EST heard exclusively on http://www.wvox.com worldwide and 1460 AM. Hosts Matt O'Shaughnessy and Tony Gizzo welcome the true icon to their long-running New York radio show, saying, "It is indeed an incredible honor and thrill to have Michael Schenker talk about his new Bridge The Gap album... and illustrious and pioneering career on WVOX, a station that has always had Michael's ground-breaking music as a main staple of our playlist for thirty-one years." Rightfully placed on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists list, the German sensation's explosive, world-re-nowned guitar prowess is everywhere apparent on his latest release, Bridge The Gap, thirteen mammouth, adrenalin-fuelled melodic rock tracks that highlight Michael Schenker's internationally-acclaimed guitar playing. Schenker, in 2012, accepted the Lifetime Achievement In Rock And Roll Award at The Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards. Fans can tune into the live broadcast as WVOX and Michael will be airing lots of tracks from Bridge The Gap and giving away exclusive vinyl copies as well. Michael Schenker live On Metal Mayhem!

Meet & Greet 2013.12.01

We are pleased to announce that we can begin to start accepting Meet & Greet requests for Michael Schenker's USA Tour 2014. The package will include:

• Exclusive access to sound check
• After sound check, you will get to talk to Michael Schenker, Wayne Findlay & Doogie White. They can sign an item you have brought and also have a picture
with them
Exclusive Meet & Greet VIP pass for you to keep

If you wish to purchase a Meet & Greet Package, please e-mail: mwschenker@earthlink.net
with the subject heading "USA 2014 Meet & Greet" along with the following details filled out:

1. Full Name
2. Date of Show
3. Venue Name & Location
4. Number that will be attending
5. Cell phone number

*Only requests will ALL the requested info filled out will be responded to.

*You will still be required to purchase tickets for that show. Tickets are NOT included with the Meet & Greet package.

Europe/UK Booking 2013.11.29

All Europ
e/UK bookings will all be handled exclusively through

Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 2013.11.20

To help raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we are auctioning off a Meet & Greet package with Michael Schenker. 100% of the proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee. The auction along with full details can be found below.

The daily highest bidders will also be receiving a free gift from the Michael Schenker Store.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251 384441608

Michael Schenker in Japan 2013.11.06

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - Bridge The Gap - Japan Tour 2014 dates have been listed in the Tour section.

Michael Schenker - Bridge The Gap Album USA Promotion Tour 2013.11.05

We are pleased ro announce that award-winning guitarits Michael Schenker will be touring the USA with vocalist Doogie White in December 2013 / January & February 2014 to promote the upcoming "Bridge The Gap"

This will be a special opportunity to hear some of the material from the incredible new album for the first time. Please stay tuned for more information about specific dates and venues!

New Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock Album 2013.10.13

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock
The Brand New Album - Bridge The Gap

Doogie White - Vocals
Herman Rarebell - Drums
Francis Buchholz - Bass
Wayne Findlay - Guitar & Keyboards

Release Dates:
Japan / Sudostaseien - November 13, 2013
Europe (excluding UK) - November 22, 2013
UK - December 2, 2013
USA - January 7, 2014

Meet and Greet - UK Shows 2013.07.07

Meet and Greet passes are available for the upcoming UK shows (Preston, Bilston & Sheffield). The package will include access to soundcheck and then a chance to meet the entire band, You can ask questions, take photos and have items signed. This is available to a limited number of people and should not be missed.

Please e-mail mwschenker@earthlink.net for more information

Michael as a guest at Sweden Rock with the band Europe 2013.06.13

Today, Michael will be appearing as a guest at Sweden Rock with the band Europe.

Shepherd's Bush Empire Tickets 2013.05.23

Hi Everyone, The current "Temple Of Rock" European Tour is great fun. Thank you to all the crowds out there. Don't miss our London show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on May 31! Tickets are still available!

Dublin Michael Schenker Tickets 2013.04.14

Tickets for Michael's Dublin show are available through:

Michael Schenker Tickets 2013.03.24

Tickets for Michael's shows are available through:

New Album 2013.03.11

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock featuring: Doogie White, Herman Rarebell, Francis Buchholz and Wayne Findlay are currently in the studio recording a new album titled "Bridge The Gap" to be released in November.

Pre-Sales For The Tante Ju Club Show 2013.02.04

The Following link in for pre-sales tickets for the Tante Ju Club show in Dresden:

European Meet & Greet Package 2012.12.29

We are pleased to announce that we can begin to start accepting meet & greet requests for Michael Schenker's European Temple Of Rock Tour, 2013. The package wil include:

• Access to sound check
• After sound check you get to sit down and have a talk with Michael. He can sign a few items you bring and you can also have a photograph taken together
• After the concert you will meet with Michael Schenker again and have another talk with him.

There is limited availability for these packages as we like to keep them initimate and avoid overcrowding

If you wish to take part, then please send an e-mail to: mwschenker@earthlink.net along with your full name, the show you wish to attend and the date of the show.

Seperate tickets for the show are still required.

New Tour Dates Announced in the Tour Dates Section! 2012.12.10

Shepherd's Bush Show officially announced on the Tour Page!

New Tour Dates Announced in the Tour DatesSection! 2012.11.30

Michael continues the Temple Of Rock/Love Drive Reunion Tour in Europe starting in April! Check the TOUR section of the site for all the new dates!

VIP Packages – Meet and Greet 2012.09.27

If you are interested in purchasing a VIP Package - Meet and Greet with Michael Schenker, please e-mail your: name, e-mail address, contact number, show date and venue to: mwschenker@earthlink.net

David Landing to Front MSG Fall Tour 2012.09.21

Vocalist David Van Landing will front Michael Schenker's band on the upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 3 in Modesto, California. David will be stepping in for Robin McAuley, who was originally slated to take part in the trek after recently reuniting with Schenker for their first full tour together in almost 20 years.

Van Landing, who has previously done three tours with MSG and had a short stint with CRIMSON GLORY, said: "I am just looking forward to getting out on the road again with the boys and seeing all my old friends and hopefully meet some new ones!!"

In addition to Schenker and Van Landing, the lineup for the forthcoming tour is expected to include Pete Holmes (BLACK N BLUE) on drums, Wayne Findlay (MSG) on keyboards/guitar and Elliott Rubinson  (DEAN GUITARS) on bass.

Schenker's latest album, "Temple Of Rock", was released in Europe on September 23, 2011 and in North America on October 11, 2011 on CD and LP through Schenker's own Inakustik label via MVD Entertainment Group. Due to a four year battle with a recurring Acid Reflux and the nasty Stomach Bacteria, HP, Robin McAuley has now been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and requires surgery and can no longer participate in the Upcoming MSG fall North American tour by Doctors order.

Robin has released this statement in regards to this decision.....

"In light of the upcoming MSG shows beginning early October 2012, I regretfully am forced to cancel my appearance with Michael Schenker. I expect to be back in the saddle soon as this is taken care of but it's important for all the fans to know how very disappointed I am. I make a point of staying healthy and always ready to meet the challenges of each day as it comes. This is one of those days I rarely have to confront, but here it is nonetheless. I promise to be back at ya! real soon.

Be well, all of you, and thank you for your support.

God Bless, Robin" The MICHAEL SCHENKER "Temple of Rock" North American Tour will continue with DAVID VAN LANDING replacing Robin on vocals who has been the cornerstone of MSG tours in the 90's as the lead vocalist and most recently was featured on the MICHAEL SCHENKER sold out tour of South America in 2011. Michael Schenker is happy to have him for the second leg of the North America tour now.

See all of you out there! Keep Rockin!  And all the best to Robin!

Michael Schenker – Temple of Rock – UK 2013 Dates 2012.09.20

Tues 9 Apri
ARC Stockton on Tees
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Weds 1
April Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Thurs 11 April
HMV Picturehouse Edinburgh
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Fri 12 April
O2 Academy Newcastle upon Tyne
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 Sat 13

April The Picturedrome Holmfirth
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Sun 14 April
Parr Hall Warrington
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Tues 16 April
Princess Pavilion Falmouth
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Weds 17 April
O2 Academy Bristol
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Thurs 18 April
City Hall Salisbury
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Fri 19 April
O2 Academy Oxford
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Sat 20 April
Rock City Nottingham
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Sun 21 April
The Waterfront Norwich
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

Happy Birthday Mikey! 2012.08.12

Happy Birthday Mikey!

Rock Guitar Legend! 2012.08.06

Michael will receive the “Rock Guitar Legend” Award at 3rd Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards on August 26th Info is available at vegasrocks.com.

Temple Of Rock 2011.05.13

Tonight's Tilburg Show, Sunday, May 13, will be filmed LIVE to be released as a DVD! Be there everybody!

Temple Of Rock 2011.08.25

Hear and watch a song off the new Michael Schenker CD - "Temple Of Rock"

Temple Of Rock 2011.08.25


“The Temple of Rock is within me, says Michael, 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 breaks, 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 on going development of my Art (Being)”.

“With Temple of Rock, Michael adds, 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. These days I just want to go out there having fun playing.

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”.

In 2011 Michael celebrates his 40th jubilee as a recording artists.

Michael Schenker – (ex Scorpions,ex UFO) - Guitars
Michael Voss - Vocals
Herman Rarebell (ex Scorpions) - Drums
Pete Way – (ex UFO) - Bass
Wayne Findlay – (MSG) – Keyboards

Schenker Brothers
William Shatner (Captain Kirk from Star Trek)
Leslie West - Mountain
Michael Amott – Arch Enemy
Doogie White – (ex Ritchie Blackmore, ex Yngwie Malmsteen)
Robin McAuley – Survivor, (ex MSG)
Don Airey – Deep Purple
Paul Raymond – UFO (ex MSG)
Simon Phillips – Toto, MSG, (ex Jeff Beck)
Carmine Appice – MSG (ex Jeff Beck)
Chris Slade – MSG (ex AC/DC)
Chris Glenn – MSG (ex Alex Harvey)
Neil Murray – MSG (ex Whitesnake, ex Gary Moore)
Brian Tichy - Whitesnake
Elliott ”Dean” Rubinson – Owner of Dean Guitars – MSG and Michael Schenker

Release dates:
Japan: 7.9.2011
Europe: 23.09.2011
USA/Canada: 11.10.2011

Michael Schenker and his new line up already completed a very successful UK Tour in July 2011 and a great Show at London’s High Voltage Festival being joined by surprise guests such as Rudolf Schenker, Doogie White and Jeff Scott Soto.
In October Michael Schenker will be touring the States with Leslie West and Uli Jon Roth under the name - 3 Guitar Heroes.


Happy Birthday Mikey! 2011.08.12

Happy Birthday Mikey!!

Happy Birthday Essenz! 2011.07.04

Happy Birthday Essenz!!

New Show, New Tour 2011.03.11

"Michael Schenker will be on Tour this Summer. More dates will be anounced soon. In July a new Show will be presented with Pete Way on bass, Elliott "Dean" Rubinson on bass, Herman Rarebell on drums, Wayne Findlay on keyboards/guitar and Michael Voss on vocals

New Album 2011.02.15

Michael is currently in the studio recording a New Album to be released
in late Summer. More about it soon.

Michael receives The Marshall "11" Award 2010.11.10

The Marshall “11” Award—given to those artists and musicians who represent rock ’n’ roll excess and livin’ on the edge.

On Nov.10th 2010 Michael Schenker was honored with an Award in London along other Rock Legends including Ron Wood and Slash.The Award was presented to Michael by Alice Cooper. It seemed as if most of the Essence of Rock was present from Legends such as Jimmy Page to Toni Iommi to John Paul Johns and many others.

The Marshall “11” award—given to those artists and musicians who represent rock ’n’ roll excess and livin’ on the edge – went to German rock guitarist Michael Schenker, whose fame as a founding member of The Scorpions and later the lead guitar player for UFO has given him universal recognition as one of the most legendary figures in metal guitar. (Classic Rock Magazine)


Happy Birthday Mikey! 2010.08.12

Happy Belated Birthday Mikey!!

Brazil 2010.08.14

To everyone in Brazil: we are also disappointed that we will not be coming to Brazil this summer. We are in the process of some really big things and look forward to coming to Brazil when the timing is right. For the sake of completeness: There has not been any contract or contract breach on concerts in Brazil; we simply had to pass an offer this time. The promoters allready removed their first ambiguous note, as it was based on a misunderstanding. We had really great shows and fantastic audiences in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo in 2009. So MSG can´t wait to be back to Brazil! Keep Rockin.

"a real Honor to have Carmine..." 2010.07.07

Michael Schenker Group - US Tour and Carmine Appice
Michael is very much looking forward to the upcoming MSG - 30th Anniversary - US Tour with Carmine Appice on drums. Carmine is a major influence in Rock who also helped creating the foundation of Rock. His incredible drumming always had a big inpact on Michael. In fact, when Michael was around 15 years of age, owned a Beck, Bogart & Appiece album and actually went to see them in concert. Michael says "It is a real Honor to have Carmine with us on this Tour".

MSG's 30th Anniversary 2010.05.20

Michael Schenker and MSG is very proud to have guest apperances of Herman
Rarebell (ex Scorpions), Neil Murray (ex Whitesnake) and Doogie White (ex
Rainbow) PLUS MORE SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS who will perform only at MSG's 30th Anniversary Shepperds Bush Empire show in London on June 02 2010!

Anouncement of Guest Appearances 2010.04.29

This Year (2010) Michael Schenker is taking MSG's 30th Anniversary Celebration
with Special Line Ups around the World. The Tour already started with amazing enthusiasm in Japan (DVD and Live CD which will be released in Autumn with Simon Phillips on Drums and Neil Murray on Bass) and will be in Europe in May, June, July and will continue in the States in July and August. Also planned are South America, Russia and other countries in Asia. Michael says :"It's exiting stuff and don´t miss the London show at Shepperds Bush Empire on June 02 with surprise guest appearances!"

Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010.03.30

Schenker/Rarebell/Wolf at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010

Michael Schenker & Friends 2010.03.23

On March 27th Michael will be performing at the Frankfurt Musikmesse (Agora Stage, 13:30 - 14:00 Uhr) with ex Scorpions drummer, Herman Rarebell and Kingdom Come front man, Lenny Wolf on vocals. Also, part of the line-up will be Wayne Findlay (MSG, Slaviour) on guitar/keyboards and Elliott Dean on bass.

Cancelled Show 2009.12.17

Due to unforseen circumstances the Belfast show on Dec 19 will not take place. MSG will catch up for it soon. All other scheduled shows on this tour will go as planned.

Schenker/Barden Acoustic US Tour 2009.11.27

Schenker/Barden will start there first ever— Acoustic Rock Tour—
in the US on December 26th.

The Set will include many Classics and New Material of
there lates Album "Gipsy Lady".Hope to see you out there.

Don't miss this!
Merry Christmas.

Support Band 2009.11.16

We are very pleased to confirm that the Band Fury UK will be the main
support band for all the UK and Ireland dates of the MSG shows.

You can check out more information on the band on

official website www.furyuk.com
MySpace www.myspace.com/furyuk

Support Band 2009.11.11

We are very pleased to confirm that the UK band, Power Quest ,will be
one of the Support bands on the MSG
tour on the following dates:

DEC 16 2009 Manchester Academy Manchester ENG
DEC 17 2009 Sheffield Academy Sheffield ENG
DEC 18 2009 JB's Dudley ENG
DEC 20 2009 Bristol Academy Bristol ENG

Find more information on Power Quest and their latest release “Master
of Illusion” at:


New Tour Line ups 2009.11.02

Tour Line-up for MSG European dates December 2009 are:

Michael Schenker - guitar
Gary Barden - vocals
Wayne Findlay - guitar/keyboards
Chris Glen - bass
Chris Slade - drums

Tour Line-up for MSG Japan "30th Anniversary Tour" 2010 are:

Michal Schenker - guitar
Gary Barden - vocals
Wayne Findlay - guitar/keyboards
Neil Murray - bass
Simon Phillips - drums

New Tour Dates 2009.10.28

We are very pleased to confirm the following Tour dates for the UK and Ireland for Michael Schenker in 2009 and 2010, more Touring Dates to be
confirmed soon!:



Special Acoustic Show!! 2009.10.07

On October 12th Michael Schenker and Gary Barden will be doing a special Acoustic Show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne (Koeln) featuring Michael Voss on Guitar and Vocals, Kai Luennemann on Drums and Percussion as well as Keyboards and there will be a few other surprises .It will also be filmend and recorded. We hope to see you out there.

European Tour Line-up! 2009.09.01

The upcoming M.S.G. European Tour 2009 line-up will be:

Michael Schenker (Guitar)
Gary Barden (Vocals)
Wayne Findlay (Guitar/Keyboards)
Pete Holmes (Drums)
Chris Glen (Bass)

Happy Birthday Mikey! 2009.08.12

Happy Birthday Mikey!

South America Tour Line-up! 2009.07.23

The upcoming M.S.G. South America Tour 2009 line-up will be:

Michael Schenker (Guitar)
Gary Barden (Vocals)
Wayne Findlay (Guitar/Keyboards)
Chris Slade (Drums)
Elliott Rubinson (Bass)

Happy Birthday Essenz! 2009.07.04

Happy Birthday Essenz!

US Tour Line-up! 2009.05.06

The upcoming M.S.G. U.S. Tour 2009 line-up will be:

Michael Schenker (Guitar)
Gary Barden (Vocals)
Wayne Findlay (Guitar/Keyboards)
Pete Holmes (Drums)
Rev Jones (Bass)

“In The Midst Of Beauty” tour to be postponed 2009.03.19

Due to a delay in Visa processing, the final step in receiving the necessary paperwork required for Michael Schenker to enter North America was stalled. This will cause his “In The Midst Of Beauty” tour to be postponed until June-July.

Please see the Tour Page for dates and details.

Namm Jam Show 2009.01.12

Hi Everybody,

Here is what's coming up.

I will be at the Namm Show on Friday, January 16th signing things from 4:30 - 5:30 pm, and on Saturday January 17th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm..

I may also be jamming at the House of Blues on Saturday, January 17th in Anaheim at 11:00 pm.

We are currently putting together a US Tour starting around February/March and a UK Tour is planed as well.

Gary and I have just completed an Acoustic Album. Real good.
It will be released in early spring.

That's it for now.


MSG Tour Line Up 2008.08.30

Michael Schenker will be joining the Scorpions as there guest Guitarist on their upcoming UK Tour in mid October to play material from Lovedrive and Lonesome Crow.

In addition, Schenker/Barden will be opening for the Scorpions with an acoustic set in Newcastle only.

Furthermore, MSG-Schenker/Barden are scheduled for more dates in Europe starting Oct. 23rd and are currently working on a UK Tour in November to be followed by a US Tour early next year.

MSG Tour Line Up 2008.08.03
Ted McKenna will be joining the lineup as MSG's drummer in Japan

MSG Tour Line Up 2008.06.13
Chris Slade ex-AC/DC, ex-Firm (Jimmy Page, Paul Rogers) etc…has joined MSG for there up-coming In the Midst of Beauty world tour. More information about Chris Slade, http://www.chrisslade.net/NonFlashPages/NonBio.html

10th-favorite guitarist of all times 2008.05.30
Thiago Sarkis of Roadie Crew magazine (www.roadiecrew.net) organised a poll in which 330 guitarists were asked to mention their favorite guitarists of all time. Among the participants in the poll were current and former members of such bands as GUNS N' ROSES, KISS, MACHINE HEAD, ALICE COOPER, NIGHTWISH, MEGADETH, SCORPIONS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, KING DIAMOND, SEPULTURA, DIO, TWISTED SISTER, KAMELOT, BLUE CHEER, YES, GENESIS, DOWN, KING CRIMSON, TEN YEARS AFTER, MICK JAGGER, OZZY OSBOURNE etc.

The results of the poll were published in the new issue of Roadie Crew (#112) and showed Michael Schenker as the 10th-favorite guitarist of all times to the guitarists of Classic Rock & Heavy Metal.

The 330 participants of the poll chose 5 guitarists to make their Top 5 and had to put them in order. Afterwards, they were free to mention from 1 to 5 other musicians which would be among their favourites as well. First place got 10 points. Second place, 8 points. Third place, 6 points. Fourth place, 4 points. Fifth place, 2 points. From the sixth to the tenth place, 1 point.

Michael Schenker was cited 58 times and accumulated 281 points. He was picked one of the favorites by such musicians as Paul Gilbert (Racer X - ex-Mr. Big), Michael Amott (Arch Enemy), Roland Grapow (Masterplan - ex-Helloween), Aaron Aedy (Paradise Lost), Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson (Testament), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Gary Holt (Exodus), Erik Turner (Warrant), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Hans Ziller (Bonfire), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), among many others.

Chris Caffery (Savatage) picked Michael Schenker as his No. 1 and was invited by Roadie Crew to come up with a statement about his favorite guitarists of all times. Caffery wrote: "Michael is in my opinion the greatest lead guitar player ever. Each solo he played brought the song to a new level. He talked to us with his guitar."


In The Midst Of Beauty 2008.05.28
"In The Midst of Beauty" has hit the charts in the following countries:

Germany: May 9th 2008 at No. 78
Sweden: May 22nd 2008 at No. 60
Japan: May 27th 2008 at No. 30

HMV Japan Rock Chart at No. 2
Amazon Japan at No. 2
on May 22nd

In The Midst Of Beauty 2008.05.27
The Michael Schenker Group's new release "In The Midst of Beauty" entered Swedish charts at No. 60

In-store Appearances 2008.05.18
Michael is going to do some in-store promotions for his new album, from May 16 to May 21st. He will be performing with backing track for 20 minutes followed by signing sessions.

München PEP Ollenhauser Str. 6
2008.05.12 - 18.00 H

Media Markt
Heidelberg I Hebelstr. 22
2008.05.19 - 18.00 H

Media Markt
Nürnberg, Virnsberger Str. 2-4
2008.05.20 - 18.00 H

Media Markt (Alexanderplatz)
Grunerstr. 20, Berlin
2008.05.21 - 17.00 H

In The Midst Of Beauty 2008.05.12

"In The Midst of Beauty" was in German album chart 76th after one week of the release, also 46th in UK Amazon HR/HM chart on first day of the release.

"In The Midst Of Beauty" release dates: 2008.04.28
Germany - April 24th
Europe - April 25th
USA - May 13th
Japan - May 28th

TV interview with Michael 2008.02.20
Gary Grattan interviews Michael Schenker, one of his rock idols at a recent gig in Belfast

Rock 247 Online two hour special on Michael 2008.01.22
Guitar legend MICHAEL SCHENKER is the subject of a two hour
special show on Rock 247 Online this Thursday evening.

Michael discusses his career from the first notes he played on a guitar
to the present day. He talks about the music that inspired him,
his time with the bands UFO and The Scorpions,
and his own Michael Schenker Group.

With his choice of music, Michael brings the story of his career right up
to date as he even includes unfinished samples of three tracks from
his new album "In The Midst Of Beauty" with Gary Bardon on vocals.

So tune in to ROCK 247 Online on Thursday at 8pm (UK time) to
join Michael Schenker for this exclusive show.

And there's a competition to win a signed CD as well!


on ROCK 247 Online - www.rock247online.co.uk

Thursday 24 January 8pm UK (21:00 CET)

Friday 25 January 9pm US Eastern, 6pm US Pacific
Saturday 26 January 11am Japan
Monday 28 January 9pm US Eastern
Tuesday 29 January 2pm Japan

More information: Rock 247 Online
Schenker/Barden MSG World Tour 2008.01.20
The Line up for the Schenker/Barden MSG World Tour has not been decided yet.
Michael Schenker & Friends Tour 2007.12.06
Michael Schenker is currently setting up a Concert Tour under the name - Michael Schenker & Friends - playing almost all of UK's Rock Clubs (starting January 10th stretching as far as March) to shake up the ground for a major MSG UK and World Tour with a Brand New Album Release in April Titled: "In the Midst of Beauty" with:

"In the Midst of Beauty" 2007.12.06
Brand New Album Release "In the Midst of Beauty" coming in April


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