‘As eardrums batten down the hatches, Motorhead’s blistering, sociopathic hard rock confirms they are one of the few bands left whose sounds can be justifiably described as “the devil’s music”.’ The Guardian, 2009
London Friday 25th June – Motorhead have today announced that Michael Monroe will be their special guest on their upcoming 35th Anniversary tour in November this year.
Michael Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. The Finnish musician and multi-instrumentalist rose to fame as the singer for HANOI ROCKS and has served as the frontman for many all-star collaborations including GUNS ‘N ROSES and DEMOLITION 23 with Little Steven. Coming off the Hanoi Rocks reunion from 2002-2008, Michael returns with his highly anticipated new group. Together they will perform an assortment of material ranging from Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 classics, Michael Monroe solo favourites and three to four brand new songs the band has written over the last few months.
The band features bassist SAMI YAFFA who has played with a remarkable variety of bands including Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and guitarist GINGER who has dazzled audiences over the world with his band The Wildhearts. Also on guitar is STEVE CONTE, the New York Dolls master fretman who has played with Willy DeVille and his own bands The Crazy Truth, Crown Jewels and Company of Wolves. Rounding out the band is drummer KARL “ROCKFIST” ROSQVIST, whose resume includes providing rhythm for the likes of Chelsea Smiles and Danzig.
Having spent the last three and a half decades proving that as far as they are concerned, everything really is louder than everything else, Motorhead will pull out all the stops to make sure that their 35th Anniversary tour is not one to be missed. On the band’s 35th Anniversary tour, Lemmy had the following to say:
‘35 years and still going, who would have thought- almost like f***ing matrimony and no divorce in sight’
Make sure you’re down the front to celebrate with them when the tour thunders through a city near you this November.
Monday 8 Aberdeen AECC
Tuesday 9 O2 Glasgow Academy
Wednesday 10 Newcastle City Hall
Friday 12 Blackburn King Georges
Saturday 13 Llandudno Arena
Monday 15 Derby Assembly Rooms
Tuesday 16 Manchester Apollo
Thursday 18 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Fridy 19 Bristol Colston Hall
Sunday 21 Southampton Guildhall
Monday 22 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 24 Wolverhampton Civic
Thursday 25 O2 Leeds Academy
Saturday 27 O2 Brixton Academy
Sunday 28 Brighton Centre
Tickets onsale now, priced at £32.50 London / £26.00 regionally (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk