Camden Rocks & A New Video!

by Rich ~ May 11th, 2015

We’ll be onstage at Camden Rocks Festival at 9:15pm at Proud Camden on May 30th. We’re also going to be shooting footage at this show for a brand new video for a song from our new album so get in there early and get your beautiful faces captured on film!

Camden Rocks!

by Rich ~ April 29th, 2015

After playing Helsinki with Slash, the band will be flying over to London to play as part of the massive Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday, May 30th. Tickets and details on the whole line-up are available through the Camden Rocks website. We’re really excited to get back to the UK again, see you all soon! – Rich

Michael Monroe to support Slash in Helsinki Ice Hall in May

by Tina ~ March 6th, 2015

Michael Monroe avaa illan kitaristivirtoosi Slashin kutsumana vieraana Helsingin Jäähallissa torstaina 28. toukokuuta. Konsertin liput ovat myynnissä Lippupalvelussa.

Slash on tunnustautunut Michael Monroen faniksi ja miehet ovatkin ystäviä jo vuosikymmenten takaa. Suomen keikalleen Slash halusikin saada jälleen vieraaksi nimenomaan Monroen yhtyeineen, kuten edellisellä vierailullaan Hartwall Arenassa pari vuotta sitten. Tuolloin Monroe nousi lavalle yleisön yllätykseksi vielä Slashinkin setin aikana nostaen keikkahurmoksen huippuunsa. Nähtäväksi jää millaisia yllätyksiä on tällä kertaa luvassa.

Suomen suosituimpiin rokkareihin kuuluva Michael Monroe on aloittanut tällä viikolla uuden albuminsa studiosessiot Göteborgissa tuottaja Chips Kiesbyen (mm. Hellacopters, Sator, Nomads) kanssa. Uutta musiikkia päästään kuulemaan jo keväällä singlemaistiaisina, itse albumi puolestaan julkaistaan syksyllä.

Guns’n’Rosesin kitaristina maailmanlaajuiseen suosioon 80-luvulla ”Appetite For Destruction” -albumin myötä noussut Slash on lunastanut vuosien saatossa paikkansa yhtenä historian suurimmista kitarasankareista. Grammy-palkitun muusikon tähdittämiä albumeita on myyty maailmanlaajuisesti 100 miljoonaa kappaletta ja herran lähes 30-vuotinen ura on tunnustettu Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -kunnia-arvolla. Slash julkaisi viime syyskuussa kolmannen sooloalbuminsa ”World On Fire”, joka on jatkoa vuonna 2010 alkaneelle yhteistyölle laulaja Myles Kennedyn ja The Conspiratorsin kanssa.

KONSERTTI:

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (USA)

Special guest: Michael Monroe (FIN)
To 28.5.2015 Helsinki, Jäähalli
Ovet klo 19

LIPUT:
Palvelumaksuineen alkaen 59,50 euroa Lippupalvelun myyntipisteistä, puhelinpalvelusta 0600-10-800 (1,96 euroa/min + pvm) ja 0600-10-020 (6,79 euroa/puhelu + pvm) ja netistä www.lippupalvelu.fi

Michael Monroe to release new album this year

by Tina ~ March 2nd, 2015

Finland’s most highly acclaimed rock star Michael Monroe has renewed his recording contract with Universal Music/Spinefarm Records and the band has started work on a new album to be released in autumn 2015.

Says Monroe: “Once again it’s time for a new Michael Monroe album!  We are happy to have recently renewed our deal with Universal Music / Spinefarm and have written a bunch of new songs for the album over the past couple of months. The album is being produced by Swedish producer Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Sator, Nomads) and we started recording it at the end of February in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’re all really excited about the new project. This is guaranteed to become another brilliant new Michael Monroe album!”

The album recordings will continue until mid-March & the first single from the upcoming album will be released in spring. Michael Monroe’s previous album Horns And Halos, released in 2013, was certified gold in Finland.

Win a chance to meet Michael Monroe and his band in Finland

by Tina ~ September 24th, 2014

Vielä ehdit osallistua street teamin kilpailuun, minkä voittajat pääsevät tapaamaan Michael Monroen bändeineen!

For English, see below

Meillä on ilo ja kunnia ilmoittaa, että tulemme järjestämään Meet & Greet -tapaamisia Michael Monroen Pohjoismaiden kiertueen Jyväskylän ja Helsingin keikkojen yhteydessä, ja mikä parasta, sinulla on mahdollisuus osallistua! Tapaamisten aikana faneilla on mahdollisuus esittää bändille kaikki vuosien varrella mieltään askarruttaneet kysymykset, saada levyihin ja T-paitoihinsa nimmarit sekä poseerata yhteiskuvassa koko yhtyeen kanssa. Kiinnostuitko? Kurkista ohjeet alta ja ansaitse paikkasi tapaamiseen!

Nimenomaan teitä Street Teamiläisiä silmällä pitäen suunniteltu tehtävä on yksinkertainen: promota yhtyettä, alkavaa kiertuetta ja kyseessä olevia keikkoja. Voit joko tehdä jotain ennennäkemättömän kekseliästä tai olla äärettömän tehokas – metodit ovat täysin valittavissasi. Toisin sanoen sillä ei ole merkitystä päätätkö lausua kiertuetta mainostavan runon Senaatintorilla ja jakaa tästä videon Instagramissa vai täyttää koko kaupungin Monroe-julisteilla. Luovimmat ja tehokkaimmat kampanjat palkitaan paikoilla Jyväskylän tai Helsingin Meet & Greet –tapaamisiin.

Kertauksena ohjeet pähkinänkuoressa:

1. Markkinoi bändiä tai jotakin kiertueen Suomen keikoista. Tyyli on vapaa, mutta tavoitteena on maksimoida kampanjasi näkyvyys. Helsingin keikkoja promoaville on tarjolla julisteita jakoon, katso ohjeet alempaa.
2. Lähetä kuva, video tai kuvakaappaus kampanjasi lopputuloksesta/toteutuksesta osoitteeseen streetteam(at)michaelmonroe.com TAI jaa kuvasi/videosi hashtagilla #monroesontour Facebookissa, Twitterissä tai Instagramissa 26.9.2014 mennessä, jos haluat tavata bändin Jyväskylässä ja vastaavasti 3.10. mennessä, mikäli haluat tavata yhtyeen Helsingissä. Muista myös ilmoittaa, kumpaan Meet & Greetiin haluat osallistua!

Parhaiden kampanjoiden toteuttajille ilmoitetaan henkilökohtaisesti Meet & Greet -tapaamisten tarkemmat tiedot ja aikataulut viimeisiä palautuspäiviä seuraavina maanantaina.

Nyt on siis aika ryhtyä levittämään ilosanomaa! Toivotamme rutkasti onnea promo-kampanjoihinne, toivottavasti nähdään Jyväskylässä ja Helsingissä! Mikäli asian tiimoilta heräsi kysyttävää tai haluat jakaa julisteita Helsingissä, meidät tavoittaa sähköpostilla osoitteesta streetteam(at)michaelmonroe.com.

Huomaa: Meet & Greet –tapahtumiin osallistuvilla tulee olla lippu kyseisen illan keikalle.

Do you want to meet Michael Monroe and his band? Well, here’s your chance!

We are exited to inform you that we’ll be organizing small Meet & Greets with Michael Monroe and the band before their shows in Jyväskylä and Helsinki and you have a chance to attend! During these meetings, you will have a chance to ask all those questions you’ve always wanted to know from the band, get your albums and T-shirts autographed and pose in a photo with the whole band. Interested? If so, here’s how you’ll get to meet Michael Monroe:

What we need you to do is what the street team is for: promote the band, the tour and the shows in question. You can either be creative or just super efficient in your promotion – the methods are for you to choose. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you decide to read a poem promoting the tour at Senaatintori and share this in social media or fill the city with Monroe posters, as long as you reach as many people as possible. The most creative and efficient achievements will be rewarded with a slot at the Meet & Greet, either in Jyväskylä or Helsinki. Here are the instructions in a nutshell:

1. Promote the band or one of the gig’s on this tour. The style is free, but the goal is to maximize the reach and visibility of your promotion. For those promoting the Helsinki show, you will have a chance to pick up posters for a poster run. For more info, read further.
2. Send a photo, a video, a screenshot or any other form of media you manage to capture of the result of your promotion to streetteam(at)michaelmonroe.com OR share your photo/video with the hashtag #monroesontour in social media by Sept 26th for the Meet & Greet in Jyväskylä and by Oct 3rd for the one in Helsinki.

The ones with the best campaigns will be informed personally with details of the schedules and arrangements of the Meet & Greets on the Monday following the deadline for the submissions.

So go and spread the word, we’re eager to see what you come up with! Good luck with your campaigns and see you at Jyväskylä and Helsinki! If you have any questions regarding the Meet & Greets or you want to do a poster run in Helsinki, contact us at streetteam(at)michaelmonroe.com

Please note: you must have a ticket for the concert in question in order to attend the Meet & Greet session.

Instagram Contest!

by Rich ~ September 18th, 2014

CONTEST TIME: We’re having a contest over on our Instagram page -http://instagram.com/michaelmonroeofficial. Want to win guest list for you and a friend to any show on the upcoming tour? Simply share this photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MichaelMonroeTour and the name of the city where you’d like to see a show. We’ll pick one name at random for EVERY show on Oct 1st and notify you via Instagram PM if you’ve won. Good luck!

Michael Monroe to tour in Scandinavia

by Tina ~ August 11th, 2014

After releasing his most recent album “Horns And Halos” last autumn, Michael Monroe is hitting the road again. Following the shows at several festivals during the summer, the group now heads towards stages in Finland, Sweden and Norway in October.

The intensive 12-show tour starts at Lutakko, Jyväskylä on 3rd of October and advances through Oulu and Turku to Tavastia club in Helsinki, after which Michael Monroe plays shows in Norway and Sweden. The tour concludes on 19th of October to Debaser club in Stockholm. Tickets for the shows are now available in selected presale ticket offices. The shows played in Finland are a part of Sue magazine’s 20-anniversary festivities.

Upcoming Michael Monroe shows:

Fri. October 3, 2014 Jyväskylä, Lutakko
Tickets starting from 24€ (pre-tickets: Tiketti and www.jelmu.net)

Sat. October 4, 2014 Oulu, Ouluhalli, Rocktoberfest
Tickets starting from 39€ (pre-tickets: Lippupalvelu)

Thu. October 9, 2014 Turku, M/S Baltic Princess
Further information and reservations: www.tallinksilja.com

Fri. October 10, 2014 Turku, Klubi
Tickets starting from 25€ (pre-tickets: Tiketti)

Sat. October 11, 2014 Helsinki, Tavastia (no age limit)
Sat. October 11, 2014 Helsinki, Tavastia (over 18) (pre-tickets: Tiketti)

Tue. October 14, 2014 Sweden, Helsingborg, The Tivoli (pre-tickets: Tickster)
Wed. October 15, 2014 Sweden, Göteborg, Sticky Fingers (pre-tickets: Biljettforum)
Thu. October 16, 2014 Norway, Oslo, Vulkan Arena (pre-tickets: Billetservice)
Fri. October 17, 2014 Norway, Sandenes, Tribute
Sat. October 18, 2014, Sweden Sala, Rockland (pre-tickets: Ticnet)
Sun. October 19, 2014 Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser (pre-tickets: Tickster)

www.michaelmonroe.com

www.facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

www.fullsteam.fi

Michael Monroe accepts ‘Inspiration’ Award at the 12th Metal Hammer ‘Golden Gods’ in London on behalf of Hanoi Rocks

by Tina ~ June 17th, 2014

Michael Monroe, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic frontman, was presented with the coveted ‘Inspiration’ Award at Metal Hammer’s annual ‘Golden Gods’ event, held last night – June 16th – at Indigo (at the O2 Arena) in London; he accepted the Award on behalf of legendary Finnish outfit, Hanoi Rocks.

Monroe first came to fame as frontman of the ground-breaking group, renowned for their strong song-writing, flamboyant image (onstage and off), explosive live performances and punk spirit; over the years, Hanoi Rocks have come to be recognised as a huge influence on the more colourful / abandoned side of rock, with many of the genre’s biggest names citing them as a prime source of inspiration.

It was fitting that Monroe – currently leading his own band of hand-picked players – should be invited to London to collect the Award (“one of the most prestigious of the evening, only given to those whose role in our world will continue to influence for years to come”); not only is original Hanoi Rocks bassist, Sami Yaffa, still a part of Monroe’s live and recording band, but his touring set continues to feature choice moments from the revered Hanoi catalogue…

Monroe“It’s really nice to know that, we, Hanoi Rocks continue to have a positive impact on the rock’n’roll scene of today. This award is a great honour and truly appreciated. So, on behalf of Razzle, whose great spirit still lives on, Gyp Casino, Nasty Suicide, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa and myself  - thank you!”

Monroe is currently playing the European festival circuit with his own band, performing extensively throughout the summer. His current album, ‘Horns And Halos’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

Michael Monroe Band Welcomes New Guitarist – Dregen To Focus On Solo Career

by Tina ~ March 6th, 2014

Dregen´s solo band will appear as Michael Monroe’s opening act on their gigs in Finland at Pakkahuone (Tampere), Tavastia-klubi (Helsinki), Kaivohuone (Naantali) and M/S Viking Grace in April and May. After the Finnish shows, the Swedish guitarist, best known for playing with Michael Monroe, Backyard Babies and The Hellacopters will continue to focus on his solo career.

”It’s been three amazing years in the Michael Monroe band and I’ve been enjoying every second of it! I’m gonna miss this band so much, but it’s time for me to focus on my solo career and future Backyard Babies albums. I hope that I contributed positive energy, great live shows, riffs, dirt, and songs on Horns And Halos that gave Michael Monroe an extra dimension after Sensory Overdrive. This band is so good so they’ll be fine without me,” says Dregen and continues: “I’ll be supporting Michael Monroe with my solo band in April and May. What a great package! What a great show! What a great ending!”

“Dregen and his band opening up for Michael Monroe is a nice send-off and a special treat for the fans,” added Michael Monroe.

Dregen has played guitar in Michael Monroe’s live band since the summer of 2011, and he also played on the band’s latest album ”Horns and Halos”. Replacing him is British guitarist Rich Jones (The Ginger Wildheart Band, The Black Halos), who first appeared with the band on their album release tour last Autumn.

”Luckily Rich, who has done an excellent job as Dregen’s substitute, has gelled into the band’s chemistry so well that the rest of the band welcomes him with open arms as a permanent member.  And so the saga continues,” says Michael Monroe.

Between the upcoming gigs and the summer festivals in Finland, Michael Monroe will also be playing in Italy and Spain.

MICHAEL MONROE
+ special guest: DREGEN (SWE)

Fri 25.4.2014 Tampere, Pakkahuone (K-18)
Pre-sale at Tiketti from 26,50 EUR / at the door 28 EUR

Sat 26.4.2014 Helsinki, Tavastia (no age limit, doors at 14)
Sat 26.4.2014 Helsinki, Tavastia (K-18, doors at 19.30)
Pre-sale at Tiketti from 29 EUR / at the door 30 EUR

Wed 30.4.2014 Naantali, Naantalin Kaivohuone (K-18)
Pre-sale at Tiketti from 24,50 EUR / at the door 25 EUR

Fri 2.5.2014 Turku-Tukholma, M/S Viking Grace
More information www.vikinggrace.com

Join us on Instagram

by Rich ~ February 15th, 2014

We’ve just started our own Instagram page, you can find us at http://www.instagram.com/MichaelMonroeOfficial where we’ll be posting lots of exclusive content from the road. See you all in April!