Currently Recording 2nd Album + Announce New Drummer
US Tour Kicks Off On April 15th At The Whisky A Go Go
Following the release of their successful first album Resurrection, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST is currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker & Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August.
Michael comments, “We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna – our amazing drummer and dearest friend – passing away. It’s 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.”
~The news is bittersweet as the band recently mourned the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna.~
Today, the band also announced they will be welcoming back Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf – who each played drums in MSG – to the Michael Schenker Fest line-up.
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.”
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will kick off their US tour on April 15th at the Whisky A GO GO. the trek will include performances in Vancouver, Chicago, and New York before concluding on May 18th in Austin. TX! check out the tour trailer here:
More on Resurrection:
“Take Me To The Church” (official video) https://youtu.be/9o34ooePv-E
“Warrior” (official video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2VtSdZHKbE
“Heart And Soul” (official lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rJkc6jGTzg
Order Resurrection physically, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection
Order Resurrection digitally, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection
Order the 12′ single “Warrior” here: http://nblast.de/MSFHeartAndSoul