Sanctuary Joins Kill Ritual For Iced Earth’s Latest Tour

Courtesy: Century Media Records

Veteran metal outfit Sanctuary hit the road this week for a new string of live dates with label mates Iced Earth, and with the tour’s launch, the band also announced another new addition to its lineup.

The band has brought Joey Concepcion (Armageddon, The Absence) to handle guitar duties for the tour.  Most recently, the band tapped vocalist Joseph Michael (Witherfall) to take the place of Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary), who sadly died from a heart attack late last December in Sao Paulo, Brazil while recording his then most recent solo album.

Concepcion said in an interview ahead of the tour’s launch, that he was looking forward to joining Sanctuary for its new tour.

“I’m very stoked to be playing with Sanctuary on their upcoming tour,” Concepcion said.  “I’ve been a fan since I was in high school, listening to ‘Into The Mirror Black.’  I’m looking forward to playing these songs live and honoring the legacy of Warrel Dane.”

The current schedule for Sanctuary’s tour with Iced Earth is noted below.

A full list of dates can be found as follows:
2/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom #
2/26 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall #
2/27 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground #
2/28 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
3/2 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
3/3 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage #
3/4 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater #
3/5 Seattle, WA – El Corazon #
3/7 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades #
3/8 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater #
3/9 San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
3/10 Anaheim, CA – Parish @ House of Blues #
3/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom #
3/13 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre #
3/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
3/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues #
3/16 New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues #
3/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade #
3/18 Charlotte, NC – Underground #
3/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #
3/21 Wilmington, DE – The Queen #
3/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
3/23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
3/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell #
3/25 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater #
3/26 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater #
3/27 Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues #
3/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall #
3/29 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #
# with Iced Earth & Kill Ritual

Tickets are available online here.

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Exmortus Joining Obituary For European Tour

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus is headed to Europe.

The band announced this week that it will serve as direct support for veteran metal outfit Obituary on its European headlining schedule.  The tour, which will run from March 3 to April 1, will take the bands to Vienna, Austria; Mulhouse, France; Stuttgart, Germany and a variety of other cities.  the current tour schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS European & UK tour dates w/ OBITUARY
Mar 03, 2018 – Luxor Koln, Germany
Mar 04, 2018 – Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
Mar 06, 2018 – Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 07, 2018 – The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 08, 2018 – Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 09, 2018 – O2 Institute2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 10, 2018 – ULU Live at Student Central London, United Kingdom
Mar 12, 2018 – Universum Stuttgart, Germany
Mar 13, 2018 – ​Zoom Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Mar 14, 2018 – Le Trabendo Paris, France
Mar 16, 2018 – CCO DE Villeurbanne Villeurbanne, France
Mar 17, 2018 – Le Noumatrouff Mulhouse, France
Mar 18, 2018 – Feierwerk / Hansa 39 München, Germany
Mar 19, 2018 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 20, 2018 – Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Mar 22, 2018 – Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
Mar 23, 2018 – Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Mar 24, 2018 – Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany
Mar 25, 2018 – ​Logo Hamburg, Germany
Mar 27, 2018 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 28, 2018 – Fryshuset Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 29, 2018 – Inferno Festival Oslo, Norway*
Mar 30, 2018 – Sticky Fingers Göteborg, Sweden
Apr 01, 2018 – Paaspop Festival Schijndel, Netherlands*
*Obituary only 
Exmortus’ latest live schedule is in support of its most recent full-length studio recording, Ride Forth, released January 8, 2016 via Prosthetic Records.  More information on Exmortus’ upcoming European dates is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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‘Great Performances: Havana Time Machine’ Hits Almost All The Right Notes In Its Recent Home Release

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PBS’ cultural arts series Great Performances has for years brought to audiences what are in fact some of the greatest performances from one arts medium to another. From jazz to opera to even hip-hop and R&B and more, Great Performances has exposed audiences to worlds that they otherwise might never have experienced. This past December, the long-running series continued to live up to that positive reputation with the presentation of the Latin tinged concert Havana Time Machine. This roughly 50-minute program follows famed Grammy Award-winning Cuban musician Raul Malo as he visits his home nation and puts on a star studded concert for local residents. The journey that precedes the concert is itself one key part of what makes this program such a joy to experience. That does not mean that the concert itself is not important. Quite the opposite actually. It is very important, and will be discussed later. For all of the good that this program gives audiences in its new home release, it is not without at least one negative. That one negative is the lack of any program guide other than the one on the disc. This may seem minor on the surface, but in the bigger picture of the presentation, is key in its own way, and in turn will be discussed later, too. Even with that one negative to note, it is not enough to make the program unwatchable. It would have been nice to have had that one element, but even without it, the concert and the pre-concert tour together are enough to make this program worth the watch and then some.

Havana Time Machine is a successful new concert recording from PBS’ hit cultural arts series Great Performances. Originally released on DVD December 12, 2017, this recording hits almost all the right notes in its home presentation. That statement is supported in part through the tour of Havana hosted by Grammy Award-winning Cuban musician Raul Malo. the tour precedes the main feature concert that makes main body of the presentation. During his tour, audiences get to see firsthand some of the buildings and streets of Havana while also getting some mini performances from a small handful of artists including Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club), Ivette Cepeda and Sweet Lizzy Project. Cepeda’s intimate acoustic performance of ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’ alongside Ochoa is so moving and enthralling. Malo’s discussion with Sweet Lizzy Project about getting its music distributed without major retailers couples with its performance to give audiences even more enjoyment. The introduction of Cuba’s art institute and his performance of ‘Besame Mucho’ with some of the institute’s students is another highlight of the program’s pre-concert tour. It is just one more of the highlights of the pre-concert tour that when joined with the other features, makes for plenty of enjoyment in whole as a warm-up for the big show. Speaking of the big show, it is another of the recording’s key elements. However, there is one part of the concert that cannot be ignored that is problematic. That one issue is its lack of a program guide outside of the guide presented on disc.

The lack of a physical program guide may not seem overly important on the surface to the whole of Havana Time Machine. A close examination however, shows it plays its own important part to the concert’s overall presentation. The addition of a physical program guide, on one level, allows audiences to follow along with the concert and in turn know which song (and artist) is which. That is the most basic level of its importance. On another level, having artist and song titles could be that proverbial door that opens audiences to artists and music about which they otherwise would not have known. Having those names and song titles as reference points, audiences unfamiliar with either would be able to start their searches for more music and information. To that end, the lack of a physical program guide does detract from the recording’s presentation to a point. Luckily though, that impact is not so much that it makes the program unwatchable. The program’s primary concert feature couples with the pre-show tour to make the recording in whole well worth the watch.

The concert feature is enjoyable in part because of its venue. Rather than being hosted at a standard arena or other modern venue, it is instead held at a venue that once was run by a beer company. While Malo notes that the jungle reclaimed the venue in the century since the location was abandoned by that company, it is clear that it has been cared for and turned into quite the unique concert venue. The intimate setting makes the concert feel that much looser in its energy from one act to the next. Those varied acts are another part of what makes the concert feature so enjoyably. Malo himself takes part in the performance, but is just one of the acts tapped for the show. Roberto Fonseca performs at the concert along with Ochoa and Sweet Lizzy Project to round out the show that is capped off with a full-on star-studded performance of ‘Guantanamera.’ The finale leaves audiences feeling fulfilled, but still wanting for more in the best way possible. Keeping that in mind, hopefully PBS and Public Media Distribution will release the full concert sooner rather than later, as there’s no doubt that performance (and the rest featured here) would easily couple with any others left out for an even more enjoyable show. Even with the material that is here in mind, it couples with the pre-show tour of Havana and its related performances for a recording that hits nearly every right note with Latin music fans.

Great Performances: Havana Time Machine is a program that definitely lives up to the “Great Performances.” It is a presentation that time and again will hit almost all of the right notes with Latin music fans as is evidenced in part through the recording’s pre-show tour of Hanava. The tour takes viewers through the streets and even countryside of Havana and comes complete with a handful of mini-performances. The lack of a physical program guide does detract from the concert’s viewing experience, but not so much that it makes the program unwatchable. It just would have been nice to have had one instead of relying on the on-disc program. The main concert feature included in the recording rounds out its most important elements, and is certain to entertain audiences just as much as the pre-show tour. Keeping all of this in mind, Great Performances: Havana Time Machine hits almost all of the right notes, making the program in whole a presentation that any Latin music fan will appreciate. It is available now and can be ordered direct via PBS’ online store. More information on this and other episodes of Great Performances is available online now at:

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‘Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children’ Will Easily Appeal To Its Target Audiences

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Home entertainment company Shout! Factory and GKids have been quite busy as of late, prepping a hanful of new home releases. From Japan to France and even to Spain, the two companies have been bringing some rather interesting independent releases from around the world. Their next release, Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children, is set to be released March 13 in stores and online. Originally released theatrically in Spain in 2015, it made its American debut this past December. It goes without saying that this Spanish import is definitely not for children, despite being released in part via GKids. It is also a production that will appeal to a very specific audience as is evidenced through its story. That story will be discussed shortly. The artwork will also appeal to a very specific audience, meaning it plays its own important part to the movie’s presentation that deserves discussion. That being the case, it will be discussed later. The bonus material rounds out the most notable of the movie’s elements. Each element is important in its own right to the whole of Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children. All things considered, they make this presentation one that is certain to appeal to its target audiences.

Shout! Factory and GKids’ forth coming animated feature Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children is an interesting new work that is certain to appeal to its very specific audience base. That is evident in part through the movie’s rather dark story, which centers on a group of young animals on an island that is working to get off of the island. The youths are trying to get off of the island because life on the island had gotten so bad ever since a massive explosion destroyed so much life on the island. Bird Boy, the movie’s title figure ends up playing directly into this dark, almost Tim Burton-esque story in a very big way in the story’s final act. How he plays into the story won’t be given away here for those who have not yet seen this movie. It definitely is a powerful role to say the very least. As director Alberto Vasquez notes in his bonus interview, it is a story that will resonate with older teenagers more so than any other audience group. This and other discussions will be discussed later as the bonus material is examined. Over the course of the youths’ journey, there are interactions with a heroin addicted mouse and his friends, a group of bullies, and police dogs hell-bent on killing Bird Boy among much more. Considering the interactions and characters that the kids meet, it goes without saying that this story is not one for younger audiences. There is even a very brief scene during Dinki’s flashback that shows what looks like her having sex with Bird Boy. Audiences even hear her saying to him as she is on top of him, “not like that” in a certain tone that clearly hints at what’s going on. Again, it’s one more example of why this story is not one for younger audiences, despite being released in part via GKids. That having been noted, the story’s overtly dark vibe makes it one that will appeal to a very fixed audience, even with the happy ending portrayed in the movie’s end credits. The story, with its foreboding vibes, is only one part of what makes this worth the watch among its target audiences. Its animation will appeal to said audiences just as much as the story.

The animation style exhibited in Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children is a style that will easily appeal to anime fans. This is important to note considering the fact that the movie is a Spanish, not Japanese, import. At the same time that it boasts that blatantly anime style look, the animation style used in the graphic novel on which this movie is based is just as obvious. Considering this, the combination of those two styles gives the movie a look that actually has its own identity. While the old adage states to never judge a book by its cover, that almost storybook style animation here in itself gives audiences a strong first impression with its light penciling and rich colors — colors that serve to enhance the bleak, post-apocalyptic feel of the world created in the story. It’s another nice change from the constant barrage of CG movies and TV shows that pollute theaters and airwaves today. Considering this, it becomes clear why the movie’s animation style is just as important to its presentation as its story. It still is not the last of the movie’s most important elements. The bonus material included in the movie is the last of its most important elements.

The bonus material featured in the forthcoming home release of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children includes interviews with co-directors Alberto Vazquez and Pedro Rivero as well as two bonus shorts, one of which — Birdboy — is extremely important in the bigger picture of the full-length presentation. The Birdboy short is so important because it sets the stage for the full-length feature. It does this by presenting the story of the tragic explosion that essentially destroyed so much life on the island. It is just as unsettling as the story at the center of the bigger movie. The interviews with Vazquez and Rivero are important features because of the background that they provide for the story. It is through Vazquez’s interview that audiences learn that Birdboy is based on a graphic novel that he himself created. He also explains the story’s relation to the adolescent experience today. Given, it seems like a bit of stretch even as he makes his case, but it is still an interesting explanation. Rivero admits in his interview that he is actually colorblind, but still has quite the interesting insight into the movie’s animation style. It’s just one of the interesting discussions that he offers in his interview. Between that, the rest of his insights and those offered by Vazquez alongside the bonus Birdboy short, the bonus material shows clearly its importance to the overall presentation of Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children. The bonus Decorado short stands alone as its own artsy bonus short and honestly could have been kept or left. Keeping all of this in mind, the bonus material included in the upcoming home release of Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children is proof yet again of the importance of bonus material in any movie or television show’s home release. It can add so much to or detract from either presentation. In the case of this movie, it adds plenty to the movie’s presentation. When it is set alongside the movie’s story and animation, the whole of the elements makes the movie in whole a presentation that again, will certainly appeal to its key audiences.

Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children is an interesting new offering from Shout! Factory and GKids. The roughly 76-minute (1 hour 16 minute) program is so interesting in that it is a work aimed at a very specific audience. Needless to say that target audience will openly accept the movie. That is due in part to the movie’s story. While rather bleak, it does have some amount of hope. That balance of bleak and bright makes it perfect for its target audience. Its animation style gives it its own identity, making it that much more appealing to its target audience. The bonus material included in the movie’s upcoming home release adds its own touch to the movie’s presentation, too. Each element is clearly important in its own right to the movie’s presentation, as has been noted here. All things considered, they make Bird Boy: The Forgotten Children a work that is certain to appeal to its target audiences. It will be available in stores and online March 13, 2018 and can be pre-ordered online now direct via Shout! Factory’s online store. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

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‘Milk Street: Season 1′ Will Leave A Relatively Good Taste In Viewers’ Mouths

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Chris Kimball, former host of PBS’ hit cooking series Cook’s Country and America’s Test Kitchen has had quite the journey since 2015. From leaving both series to facing a lawsuit from the heads of one of the series to even facing controversy over the very name of his new show, Kimball has had a lot on his proverbial plate, no pun intended. Even through it all, he apparently managed to weather the storm and return to television late in 2017 with his new series Milk Street. Now thanks to Public Media Distribution and PBS, audiences can own the first season of this new series for themselves on DVD. Released on 2-DVD box set January 30, this 13-episode debut season presents Milk Street as an interesting new effort from Kimball and everyone else behind the show. That is due in part to the show’s presentation. It will be discussed shortly. One thing that detracts from the series’ debut season is the lack of printable recipes, but is luckily for its sake, the only negative to this presentation. The dishes that are presented round out the program’s most important elements. Each element is important in its own way to the season’s overall presentation, as will be pointed out in the coming discussion. All things considered, they make the debut season of Milk Street a good start for this new venture from Kimball and company.

The debut season of Christopher Kimball’s new cooking series Milk Street proves over the course of its thirteen episode run to be a good start for the show. That is evidenced in part to the series’ very presentation. Audiences familiar with Cook’s Country and America’s Test Kitchen, the series that Kimball formerly fronted, will note that the series, in its presentation, takes the best elements of those series and mixes them with some new elements while also eliminating other elements for a whole new, interesting format. In regards to the best elements is the fact that Kimball once again serves only in a host role in this series, which is how the prior series were presented. The cooks were the real stars, and that is the case again here. Speaking of those cooks, Kimball has a new crop of cooks this time out, giving those new faces their own chance at making names for themselves. Also of note are the product and taste test segments. Unlike the segments in Kimball’s previous series, he handles those segments himself here. Instead of focusing on a number of products and comparing them — which is what those segments did (and that is not to talk garbage about them, either) — Kimball takes his time to focus on one item and one item only, making the most of the time for each segment. Love the approach or hate it, it is an interesting new approach. Also new to this series is the fact that instead of just talking about dishes before the segments, Kimball actually introduces the dishes with actual in-kitchen segments in other parts of the world. It’s as if Kimball and company merged elements of A Chef’s Life and Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern just without the really disgusting looking foods presented in the latter series to create this segment. It’s an interesting new take on a familiar approach. Even the studio segments have a whole new take with Kimball and company letting viewers know they are working in front of a studio audience. That was something, on the previous series, that was only made obvious during the taste test segments, so it is another interesting new approach taken here to break down that wall right off the bat. Considering the mix of the old and new presented here, it becomes obvious that Milk Street‘s presentation will appeal to longtime fans of Kimball’s previous series and his new venture. Keeping that in mind, it proves in whole why the general presentation is so important to this first outing for Milk Street. For all the good that the series’ presentation presents, its home release is not without at least one negative. That negative is the seeming lack of printable recipes.

In going through all 13 episodes of Milk Street‘s first season, it appears that none of the dishes presented are complimented with printable recipes. Instead, audiences who want to get the recipes for themselves have to go online to get them. This might not seem overly important on the surface, but when examined on a deeper level, it becomes clear why this is in fact very important to note. In seemingly placing the recipes online only, odds are they will only be available for a certain amount of time. That is because after a while they will have to be purged to make way for other recipes. This in turn creates a certain sense of urgency, and maybe not everyone who watches a series such as this even has access to the web. That makes having the recipes available to print from disc that much more important. It allows audiences to choose and print recipes on their own time. Keeping this in mind, seemingly not having the recipes available on disc does in fact prove pivotal to the presentation of Milk Street’s first season on DVD. It goes without saying that it definitely detracts from the season’s presentation on disc. Hopefully when and if a second season is produced and released, this will be amended, being the only major negative, but still a key negative. As much as it takes away from the season’s presentation, it is not enough to make it a fail. As a matter of fact, speaking of the recipes, the dishes that are featured this season are very similar to those presented in Cook’s Country and ATK. This familiarity rounds out the most important of the season’s elements.

The dishes that are presented throughout the course of Milk Street‘s first season are critical to its presentation because they are so easy to make by and large. This is something else that Kimball has brought over to this venture from his previous series. At the same time, they’re not just average, pedestrian dishes, either. From Fluffy Olive Oil Scrambled Eggs to Lemon-Buttermilk Poundcake to Georgian Chicken Soup (the country Georgia, not the state) to Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce and beyond, the dishes are easily made any night of the week as long as the ingredients can be found. By and large, they can be found with relative ease, too, considering the variety of grocery stores that are out there nowadays. What’s more, the dishes come from so many different nations. There are dishes from Mexico, the United States, Japan, Spain, The Middle East (Israeli Hummus in that case), Thailand, and again Georgia among so many other countries. In other words, this series presents audiences with dishes that they otherwise might not have ever tasted or tried to cook without making them inaccessible or too hard for the everyday cook. That is something that has continued to make ATK and CK hits with their fans, and is certain to resonate with fans who have come along for the ride in this series. Keeping that in mind, it becomes clear why this element is just as important to the presentation of Milk Street: Season 1 as its very presentation and even the issue with the seeming lack of printable recipes. Each element, as has been pointed out, plays its own important part to this series’ debut season. All things considered, this series debut season will not leave too much of a bad taste in viewers’ mouths. It is available now and can be ordered direct via PBS’ online store. More information on Milk Street is available online now along with all of the series’ latest news and more at:

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Mr. Big Drummer, Founder Pat Torpey Dead At 64

Photo Credit: William Hames

There’s more sad news to deliver tonight from the entertainment world.

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of Mr. Big has died.  Torpey passed away Wednesday from complications from Parkinsons Disease. The announcement of his passing came late Thursday.  Torpey’s family has requested privacy as they handle their loss.

Funeral arrangements are being made. Torpey was 64-years-old.

Torpey’s passing comes almost a year after Mr. Big released its most recent album, Defying Gravity, which was released July 21, 2017.  It was the band’s ninth full-length studio recording.

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Michael Schenker Announces New LP Specs, Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Fans of guitar great Micheal Schenker have a lot to celebrate this year.

The former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, who has had quite the success as a solo artist, too, will release his latest solo album next month with a support tour to follow its release.  Resurrection is currently scheduled to be released Friday, March 2 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The 12-song album will feature vocals from Schenker’s Temple of Rock front man Doogie White, and from Michael Schenker Group vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnett and Robin McAuley.  Also taking part in the album’s creation were Steve Mann (guitar/keyboards), Chris Glenn (bass) and ted McKenna (drums).  Audiences can hear Resurrection‘s lead single ‘Warriors’ online now here.

Each vocalist will also join Schekner on his upcoming North American tour in support of the new record.  Because they will be part of the tour, it is once again being dubbed Michael Schenker Fest.  The nearly month-long tour is currently scheduled to launch March 6 in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through April 3 in Tampa, Florida with additional dates in Las Vegas, Nevada; Detroit, Michigan; Seattle, Washington and other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

Courtesy: Chipster PR/Nuclear Blast Records

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

03/06/2018  The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
03/07/2018  Carnegie Music Hall – Munhall, PA
03/09/2018  Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA
03/10/2018  Irving Plaza – New York, NY
03/11/2018  Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
03/12/2018  Club Soda – Montreal, QC CANADA
03/14/2018  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
03/16/2018  Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/17/2018  Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
03/18/2018  Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
03/19/2018  Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
03/22/2018  Neptune – Theatre Seattle, WA
03/24/2018  Events Center – San Jose, CA
03/25/2018  The Grove – Anaheim, CA
03/26/2018  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
03/27/2018  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
03/29/2018  Cervantes Ballroom – Denver, CO
03/31/2018  Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
04/01/2018  Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
04/03/2018  The Ritz – Tampa, FL

Meet-and-greet packages are available online now at http://www.michaelschenkerfest.com.  More information on Schenker’s upcoming tour, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.michaelschenkerfest.com, http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MW_Schenker

 

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