Horns & Halos: Cover art & tracklisting revealed!

by Rich ~ June 20th, 2013

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, uber-energetic front-man & all-round rock ‘n’ roll legend, Michael Monroe, has revealed the album artwork for new studio outing, ‘Horns And Halos’.

The arresting cover art is based on an idea from Swedish guitar star, Dregen, who features in Michael’s current touring & recording line-up…
I love logotypes that are a ‘little secret’,” says Dregen, “You know, the ones that are more like signs – Van Halen, Crass, HIM’s Heartagram, etc. That was the starting point…

‘Horns And Halos’ – mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios, Finland – is the follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed ‘Sensory Overdrive’, winner of Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ and a No. 1 record in MM’s Finnish homeland.

Monroe’s touring & recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), drummer Karl ‘Rockfist’ Rosqvist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) and Dregen – have been hard at work in the studio, providing creative support for a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Gun n’ Roses members) citing Michael’s ground-breaking career as a source of inspiration.

‘Horns And Halos’ track-listing:
1.TNT Diet
2. Ballad Of The Lower East Side
3. Eighteen Angels
4. Saturday Night Special
5. Stained Glass Heart
6. Horns And Halos
7. Child Of The Revolution
8. Soul Surrender
9. Half The Way
10. Ritual
11. Hands Are Tied

A second single / video from ‘Horns And Halos’ will be made available on August 5th 2013 via Spinefarm Records, details tbc.

Watch the video for current single, ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’ (a nod to Michael’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s break up of glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks),here:

Horns & Halos

by Rich ~ April 19th, 2013

Spinefarm Records will release Michael Monroe’s new album “Horns and Halos” on August 23rd! The new album was recorded at Park Studios in Stockholm. The album’s first single, “Ballad of the Lower East Side” will be released today along with a new music video directed by Ville Juurikkala. Watch the music video below.

Michael Monroe will perform the new single on Friday night on The Voice of Finland live broadcast. The celebration continues the next night when the band, known for it’s energetic live performances, hits the stage at Virgin Oil, Helsinki.

Michael Monroe’s previous album “Sensory Overdrive”, released in the spring of 2011, was a commercial and critical success which saw the band undertake multiple world tours.

MICHAEL MONROE TO PERFORM AS SPECIAL GUEST TO SLASH AT HARTWALL ARENA IN FEBRUARY

by Rich ~ January 18th, 2013

Michael Monroe has been invited to support Slash at Hartwall Arena on Tuesday, February 19th. After a long and respectable career Michael Monroe embodies the energy of rock and roll with his electric and passionate performances. Slash, himself has admitted to being a Michael Monroe fan: “Michael Monroe is one of THE great rock and roll front-men. He’s also a good man and a good friend.”

One of the most important rock icons, Slash earned his place as one of history’s greatest guitar heroes 25 years ago on the Guns’n'Roses debut “Appetite For Destruction”. One of Guns’n'Roses’ idols was Hanoi Rocks with Michael Monroe as their leading figure before his solo career. The last time Slash played in Finland was in Ruisrock 2010 where Michael Monroe also appeared as a guest star during his set. Michael Monroe is currectly finishing a new album, due to be released in the spring. In addition to Monroe his band includes bassist Sami Yaffa, guitarists Steve Conte and Dregen and drummer Karl Rockfist.

CONCERT:
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (USA)
Special guest Michael Monroe (FIN)
Tue 19.2.2013 Helsinki, Hartwall Areena
Doors at 18.30

TICKETS:
Tickets including shipping from 59,50 EUR from Lippupiste sales points, costumer service tel. +358 600 900 900 (1,98€/min + local call charge) and online www.lippu.fi

Eurosonic Festival cancelled

by Rich ~ January 7th, 2013

We are deeply sorry that we have to cancel our performance at Eurosonic this year. We were very much looking forward to it! But our reason for cancellation is more than positive. Mini Dregen is on his way to this world a bit earlier than planned and Papa Dregen has the most important job in the world, to welcome a mini version of him and show him his first moves! Always ahead of time like his dad!
Everything is well in Stocklahoma and hopefully we´ll see you on tour in Holland very soon again with double D´s kicking some major ass!!

Happy Holidays everyone!

by Rich ~ December 24th, 2012

Thanks for a great 2012, see you next year!

Rocking The Studio Walls!

by Steve ~ November 8th, 2012

That’s right folks – we are in Stockholm recording our new killer album! As of today we have bass and drums on 14 songs, guitars on 3 songs and lead vocals on 2 songs – and it is SLAMMIN’!!! More later….
Cheers! ~ Steve

SENSORY OVERDRIVE WORLD TOUR SHIRTS!

by Rich ~ November 7th, 2012

We’ve got a brand-new tour t-shirt on sale now featuring the new ‘comic book’ tour poster on the front and every single date that was played during the Sensory Overdrive tour on the back. Check it out here!

MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES FINNISH TOUR DATES

by Rich ~ September 13th, 2012

Michael Monroe ends the succesfull Sensory Overdrive -tour with 9 shows in Finland. The tour starts on November 23rd
at Vuokatti WinterOpen and continues through Turku, Vaasa, Oulu, Himos and Levi, ending with 3 shows at Tavastia Club,
Helsinki on December 7-8th. In the autumn the band is also busy recording new material for the new album to be released
in spring 2013.

TOUR DATES (City / Venue)

23.11. Vuokatti, Holiday Club Katinkulta – Tickets
24.11. Turku, Logomo – Tickets (pre-sale starting on monday Sep 17th 9am Finnish time)
30.11. Vaasa, Rewell Center – Tickets
01.12. Oulu, Teatria – Tickets
05.12. Himos, Himos Areena – Tickets
06.12. Levi, Hullu Poro Areena – Tickets
07.12. Helsinki, Tavastia – Tickets (pre-sale starting on monday Sep 17th 9am Finnish time)
08.12. Helsinki, Tavastia (-S-) – Tickets (pre-sale starting on monday Sep 17th 9am Finnish time)
08.12. Helsinki, Tavastia – Tickets (pre-sale starting on monday Sep 17th 9am Finnish time)

Live Stream update

by Markku ~ July 14th, 2012

This is a commandment – mark your calendars! You can watch the first 10 minutes of tonight’s Michael Monroe show for free!

If you dig the gig, you can continue watching straight away by parting with €5. It’s that simple and gonna be such a show. Over and out.

www.livemusicstage.com/tammerfest

Michael Monroe Live Stream and Chat from Tammerfest

by Markku ~ July 4th, 2012

Michael Monroen Tammerfest-keikkaa lauantaina 14.7. voit katsella myös kotisohvalta! LiveMusicStage streamaa nettiin koko show’n, jota pääset katsomaan huokeaan viiden euron hintaan. Tarjolla upea kuvan- ja äänenlaatu, sekä tietysti maailman kovin rock-bändi! Ennen keikkaa on myös mahdollisuus chatata yhtyeen kanssa. Lippusi voit ostaa osoitteesta http://www.livemusicstage.com/tammerfest. Showtime on puolen yön jälkeen klo 00:30 (15.7.). Tarjolla myös Tammerfest-passeja, jolla voit seurata useampia keikkoja, hintaan 10€.

You can see Michael Monroe’s show on Tammerfest, July 14th, from your own couch! LiveMusicStage will stream the entire show online and you can see it for only 5€. For this price you will get quality video, audio and of course, the greatest rock band in the world! Before the show you can also chat with the band. Buy your tickets for the Michael Monroe show from http://www.livemusicstage.com/tammerfest. Showtime is past midnight at 00:30 am (July 15th, UTC+3). Tammerfest passes are also available, which entitle you to see several gigs, for only 10€.

Showtime in your local times:
- Stockholm 11:30 pm (UTC+2)
- London 10:30 pm (UTC+1)
- New York 5:30 pm (July 14th, UTC-4)
- Los Angeles 2:30 pm (July 14th, UTC-7)
- Tokyo 06:30 am (UTC+9)