MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP ‘EMERGENCY’

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Emergency’ is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album ‘Universal’. The first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythm’s but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and Keep On Rocking”, Michael Schenker comments.

Universal’ will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), colored vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, featuring the following tracks:

CD + LP + Digital
01. Emergency
02. Under Attack
03. Calling Baal
04. A King Has Gone
05. The Universe
06. Long Long Road
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Yesterday Is Dead
09. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
11. Au Revoir

CD + Earbook bonus tracks:
12. Turn Off The World
13. Fighter

The pre-order has started and is available here: https://msg.afr.link/UniversalPR

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringman from Sarstedt (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with The Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O. and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as Michael Schenker Group (MSG for short), Temple Of Rock and Michael Schenker FestSchenker and his career, which has spanned more than fifty years, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

Now his latest MSG album is about to be unleashed, scheduled for release on Atomic Fire Records on 27 May 2022 under the programmatic moniker of ‘Universal’. His latest offering will feature all the strengths of this exceptional musician: first-rate songs with anthemic melodies, catchy guitar riffs and inspiring solos. As we have come to expect from him, Schenker has once again enlisted a number of prestigious fellow musicians for the recording of his new studio production, among them, as main vocalist, Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Vandenberg), who will also be MSG’s frontman on their upcoming tour, Michael Kiske (Helloween) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), keyboard player Steve Mann (Lionheart), drummers Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow) and Bodo Schopf (Eloy), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (Black Sabbath), Barry Sparks (Malmsteen, Dokken) and Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.

MSG EU TOUR 2022
Michael Schenker * Robin McAuley * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf

27.04.2022 FI – Helsinki, Vanha Yo-talo
29.04.2022 SE – Stockholm, Tyrol
30.04.2022 NO – Oslo, Vulkan Arena
01.05.2022 DK – Kopenhagen, Amager Bio
03.05.2022 NL – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
04.05.2022 GER – Bochum, Zeche
05.05.2022 CH – Pratteln, Z7
06.05.2022 GER – Speyer, Halle 101
07.05.2022 FR – Cleon, La Traverse
10.05.2022 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
11.05.2022 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.05.2022 ES – Pamplona, Totem
14.05.2022 IT – Mailand, Phenomenon
15.05.2022 IT – Rom, Largo Venue

MSG US TOUR 2022
Michael Schenker * Ronnie Romero * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf

w/ ERIC MARTIN, IMAGES OF EDEN
09/27/2022 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
09/28/2022 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/29/2022 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/01/2022 Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater
10/02/2022 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/04/2022 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
10/06/2022 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
10/07/2022 Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theater
10/08/2022 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/09/2022 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10/11/2022 Hobart, IN – The Art Theater
10/12/2022 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/14/2022 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
10/15/2022 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/16/2022 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
10/17/2022 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
10/19/2022 New Bedford, MA – The Vault*
10/20/2022 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
10/21/2022 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
10/22/2022 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/23/2022 Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
10/25/2022 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
10/26/2022 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho
10/27/2022 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
*no support

w/ DAMON JOHNSON & THE GET READY, IMAGES OF EDEN
10/29/2022 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/30/2022 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

w/ WASP, ARMORED SAINT
11/02/2022 Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/03/2022 Corpus Christi TX – Concrete Street Pavillion
11/04/2022 San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena
11/05/2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/06/2022 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater

MSG is:
Michael Schenker | Lead Guitar
Ronnie Romero | Vocals
Bodo Schopf | Drums
Steve Mann | Keyboards/Guitars
Barend Courbois | Bass