by Rich ~ December 2nd, 2010. Filed under: News.

MICHAEL MONROE, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, has confirmed a 13-date headline UK tour for April 2011; these shows will be in support of a brand new single & studio album, Monroe’s first for the Spinefarm Records UK label.

Having recently guested with Motörhead on their 35th Anniversary UK tour, Monroe and his regular touring/recording line-up (Wildhearts 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) are now ready to take on a run of dates that will see them headlining venues from Portsmouth up to Glasgow.

The full list of shows is as follows:-

APRIL 2011

4th – Brighton, Concorde 2
5th – Bristol, Academy 2
6th – Exeter, Phoenix
7th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
8th – London, O2 Academy
9th – Leeds, T.J.’s
11th – Norwich, Waterfront
12th – Sheffield, Corporation
13th – Newcastle, Academy 2
14th – Manchester, Academy 3
15th – Glasgow, Garage
16th – Nottingham, Rock City
17th – Birmingham, HMV Institute

A support act will be announced in due course.

PRIOR TO the tour, Monroe will be releasing a brand new studio album; as yet untitled, the record has been produced in Los Angeles by the legendary Jack Douglas (whose credits include everyone from Aerosmith through to John Lennon) and features such special guests as country star Lucinda Williams and Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who duets with Monroe; during the Motörhead tour, Monroe repaid the favour by joining Lemmy & Co. onstage to help out nightly on ‘Born To Raise Hell’.

“It was one of the greatest thrills for me,” says Monroe. “What an honour and a privilege!”

The album will be available on a number of different formats, including deluxe digi-pack with bonus DVD and limited edition coloured vinyl.

The first single/video from the album has been decided, however; it’s called ‘’78’ (a homage to a year of great music and significant cultural happenings) and it will be available on February 21st 2011 on both digital download & coloured vinyl 7” complete with exclusive extra track.


  1. Hanoi247365 Mo

    World record speed for annual leave requests set by me this morning. Yahoo! Mo x

  2. ben

    Awesome…….see you guys in Brighton!

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  5. David

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO WOW! Great! going to get all those LPs! Hope you’ll tour rest of the Europe too. 78… times when KISS ruled the world!

  6. P

    I hope this is 78rpm single!! THAT would be cool!!

  7. Timo

    No CD-version of the single? AWESOME!!

  8. Pete Garfield

    So happy to hear these news. I want to have those vinyls so much!!!
    Got to do something to make it to the London gig!!!

  9. Andy.

    Nice one, looking forward to the Birmingham gig already.

  10. Anna Gable

    Can’t wait for the cd, and a dvd with it is great. Hope there will be a Scandinavian tour (read: Stockholm 🙂 ) too, but I guess you gus anounce things as soon as you can! Have a great Christmas and mend all bones in the band!

  11. Suff

    I LOOOOOVEEE vinyls ^^

  12. Simon Rowles

    Just got my tickets for Portsmouth, can’t wait to see you again, blew me away at Southampton supporting Motorhead.

  13. Tor

    Lookin’ forward to it!!! You Rock
    Maybe you can take a nordic tour too?

  14. charlotte

    Michael in NORWICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think you can grasp my excitement 🙂

  15. Mario

    Esperamos ese Lp!!!!que grandes!!!GIRA POR ESPAÑA!!!!!!!

  16. Minako

     Has the next tour schedule already settled? I bet you’ve got great response on UK tour.. I’m lookinng foward to your album. The new single…I’ll take digital version. So, it seem to freezing out there,take a good care of yourself.

  17. Andreas

    Vinyl Hell Yeah!! Grat news!!

  18. Minako

    Merry Christmas!(it might be a bit too early to say…) Wish you have a
    peacefull holidays,’cause you’ve worked so hard and got injured several times:)
    Anyways.. yes, very cute friend. But I wonder what it exactly is? A dog?Or a rabbit? I do know it’s not a shrimp…

  19. Kaid Miller

    really wanna see you guys im only 13 fell in love with the band in wolverhampton with motorhead so er if your watchin this michael any chance of some tickets? lol

  20. Don

    A couple U.S. shows, Please!

    Merry Christmas to All!!!

  21. Gavin - Leeds

    New UK dates!!! Whoohooo!

    Took my mate to the Motorhead (Leeds) gig and, despite him not knowing Hanoi Rocks of their oeurvre, he thought MM + crew blew them away. Better sound mix too!

    So good in fact, that he’s now coming with me to the gig in Leeds in April!!!

    Hope the ribs are healed and do not prevent, er, MM’s outrageous stagecraft!

  22. Raakapertsukka

    You are definately getting back to the roots here; 78 rocks !

  23. stevirox

    train Preston to London & hotel, Booked… train up to Leeds & hotel booked… what a weekend!!!!!!!! then resting till the Manchester gig………
    MM… the greatest……. avin it……….

  24. Stephen Hines

    Does anyone know where the new MM cd will be available for a good price? I live in the USA and Amazon is only listing the Japanese release for a ridiculous price. Thanks!

  25. Brookesy

    Manchester will rock on Thus 🙂

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