Archive for April 2, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES NEW CD / VINYL AND RESCHEDULES “IN THE MIDST OF BEAUTY” TOUR DATES

The German Hard Rock Guitar Virtuoso Returns To America With “Gipsy Lady” and His Highly-Skilled Group Of Musicians

Gipsy Lady”, the first album from the Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project, will be available on CD and vinyl on May 19 (just before the US tour begins). Gary Barden’s vocals give the cleverly arranged songs just the touch of soul they need for full impact… The long-term Schenker collaborator wrote the lyrics virtually off the top of his head. Also on board is Michael Voss, an experienced producer and second guitarist, who also provides background vocals. Kai Luennemann on percussion completes the team.

With such a distinctive, soft sound from Michael Schenker’s guitar, this album distinguishes itself easily. In this way, using a flamenco guitar with castanets in “Dance Lady Gipsy” conjures up a hot-blooded gipsy dancing before your eyes, while the fiddle and flutes in “Fight for Freedom” transport you to beautiful Ireland. The new album from Michael Schenker-Gary Barden Acoustic Project is more than an acoustic album; it demonstrates all Michael Schenker’s expertise as a guitarist and songwriter.

The live Michael Schenker experience will come to fruition through the “In the Midst of Beauty—World Tour” headed for the United States.

The line up for the U.S. Tour is:
Michael Schenker — Guitars
Gary Barden — Vocals
Chris Slade — Drums
Wayne Findlay — Guitar & Keyboards
Robbie Crane — Bass

The tour begins on Tuesday, June 9th in Hollywood:

06-09 – Key Club – Hollywood, CA
06-10 – Fat Cat – Modesto, CA
06-12 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA
06-16 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX
06-18 – Pontiac Garage – Dallas, TX
06-19 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
06-20 – Camargo Park – San Antonio, TX
06-21 – Aces – Austin, TX
06-24 – Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
06-25 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
06-30 – Pops – Sauget, IL
07-03 – Vinnies – Concord, CA
07-04 – 19 Broadway – Fairfax, CA
07-07 – Element – Victoria, BC
07-08 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
07-10 – Brixton – Redondo Beach, CA
07-11 – Galaxy – Theater Santa Ana, CA