Spinefarm News – Michael Monroe Announces New Live Album, Dead By April New Single & Headline Show
MICHAEL MONROE: FORMER HANOI ROCKS FRONTMAN ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ALBUM FOR NOV 1st VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK, BACKED UP BY SPECIAL GUEST SPOT ON MOTORHEAD’S 35th ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR…
MICHAEL MONROE, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, will release a live album, ‘Another Night In The Sun/Live In Helsinki’, on November 1st 2010 via Spinefarm Records UK.
Mixed in LA by Niko Bolas (whose credits include Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Kiss, Spinal Tap and more) and mastered by Grammy winner Richard Dodd (the man behind Tom Petty & Dixie Chicks), this 15-track release – recorded on July 6th at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki – features key numbers from Monroe’s solo career spiced up with selected Hanoi classics, some well-chosen covers, plus two brand new, unreleased songs.
Says Monroe: “No excuses, it is what it is, and it will probably end up sounding great with all its clunks and flaws, once it’s mixed and finished. Obviously, we’re not doing any overdubs, so you’ll have a very raw ‘rough and ready-or-not’ live recording of another rockin’ night in the sun in the beautiful Finnish summer!”
In the wake of the album’s release, Monroe (plus regular band: Wildheart’s mainman Ginger on guitar, ex-Hanoi member Sami Yaffa on bass, Steve Conte of New York Dolls & Company Of Wolves fame on guitar, and Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist on drums – a Swedish/Finnish drummer who has played with both Chelsea Smiles & Danzig) will Special Guest with Motörhead on their UK tour in November.
The legendary ’Head are celebrating 35 years on the rock‘n’roll frontline, performing 15 shows all over the country.
ON FEBRUARY 21st 2010, Monroe will release a brand new studio album, also via Spinefarm Records UK; as yet untitled but produced by the legendary Jack Douglas (whose credits include everyone from Aerosmith through to John Lennon), the record is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, with one track set to feature a duet between Michael and Motorhead mainman Lemmy, also involved in the writing of the track.
A headline UK tour will follow, but in the meantime, the 15 Motorhead dates run as follows:-
NOVEMBER UK TOUR DATES
8th – Aberdeen – AECC,
9th – Glasgow – O2 Academy
10th – Newcastle – City Hall,
12th – Blackburn – King George’s Hall
13th – Llandudno – Arena
15th – Derby – Assembly Rooms
16th – Manchester – Apollo
18th – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
19th – Bristol – Colston Hall
21st – Southampton – Guildhall
22nd – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
24th – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
25th – Leeds – O2 Academy
27th – London – O2 Academy Brixton
28th – Brighton – Centre
SWEDISH CHART-TOPPERS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE FOR OCTOBER 18th + HEADLINE LONDON SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 1st…
DEAD BY APRIL – the ‘modern melodic metallers’ from Gothenburg, Sweden – will play a headline show at the Islington Bar Academy in London on November 1st.
Prior to this, the five-piece outfit (whose debut self-titled album went to No. 2 on the Swedish charts) will be Special Guesting on a whole UK tour with My Passion (dates below).
In addition, DBA have just confirmed a line-up change, with guitarist/vocalist Pontus Hjelm being replaced by the magnificently named Zandro Santiago (Pontus, however, will continue as a non-touring member of the writing team). This means that Santiago will share vocal duties with Jimmie Strimell, leaving Johan Olsson to take care of all guitar parts live.
The full list of shows with My Passion is as follows:-
9th Brighton, Concorde 2 20th Newcastle, Academy 2
10th Southampton, Joiner’s 21st Glasgow, King Tuts
11th Yeovil, Orange Box 22nd Inverness, Ironworks
12th Plymouth, White Rabbit 23rd Barrow In Furness, Canteen
14th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 25th Lancaster, Library
15th Bristol, Academy 2 26th Liverpool, Academy 3
16th Birmingham, Academy 3 27th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
17th Manchester, Roadhouse 28th Milton Keynes, Craufard Arms
19th Leeds, Cockpit 2 29th Norwich, Arts Centre
31st London, Underworld
DEAD BY APRIL HEADLINE SHOW
1st November 2010 London Islington Bar Academy
IN SUPPORT of the My Passion tour and London headliner, DBA will be re-releasing ‘Losing You’ as a single on October 18th. Available as a digital download complete with re-mixes of three tracks from their debut album, ‘Losing You’ was the song that broke the band in their native Sweden, going straight to No. 1 in the charts.