Michael Schenker Fest currently working on second album and announcing new drummer

Following the release of their 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.

Regarding the sad passing of MSF drummer Ted Mckenna 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. Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you.”

The band has now announced they will be welcoming back 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 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. Before this kicks off MSF is going to tour North America as follows:

15.04.2019  Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
16.04.2019  Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
17.04.2019  Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
19.04.2019  Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA
20.04.2019  Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
21.04.2019  Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
22.04.2019  Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
24.04.2019  The Palace formerly Flames Central – Calgary, AB CANADA
27.04.019  Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
28.04.2019  The Truman – Kansas City, MO
30.04.2019  Bourbon Hall 116 West Jefferson St Louisville, KY
03.05.2019  The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
04.05.2019  Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
05.05.2019  Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
07.05.2019  Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
09.05.2019  The Egg – Albany, NY
10.05.2019  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11.05.2019  Irving Plaza – New York City, NY
12.05.2019  The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY
14.05.2019  Ram’s Head Live 20 Market Place Baltimore, MD
15.05.2019  The National – Richmond, VA
16.05.2019  Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
18.05.2019  Empire Garage – Austin, TX

 

Michael Schenker Fest currently working on second album and announcing new drummer

February 15, 2019

Following the release of their 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.

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