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23rd October 2017

michael monroe

Michael Monroe will play a run of UK headline dates at the end of the year, climaxing with a debut appearance at Planet Rockstock in South Wales.

Starting on November 30th in Manchester, Monroe and his regular band will play four shows in the UK before heading off to Japan for further live performances. Support in the UK comes from Role Models.

Michael tells us:

"Hey, I'm super excited to be playing in the good ol' UK again! We haven't played there enough in the past few years, and I hope we'll be touring there a lot more in the future.

"This band is only getting better and stronger as time goes by. So, get ready for some serious rock'n'roll and fun times! See you all soon! Be there or be very sorry!"

'The Best' – a hugely entertaining overview of Michael's thirty-year solo career to date, which came out on June 9th – is the latest release from the one-time Hanoi Rocks frontman. Featuring hit singles, rarities, unreleased material plus tracks from the Little Steven-produced Demolition 23 album, 'The Best' is further evidence of this iconic performer's considerable influence and unflagging energy.

This year, Michael had an extensive summer touring schedule in his native Finland, including a show with Guns N' Roses at Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto in Hämeenlinna. Michael and his band also just played a very special 30th anniversary celebration show in Helsinki at Kulttuuritalo.

UK Dates:
November 30th: Manchester, Rebellion
December 1st: London, The Dome
December 2nd: Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
December 3rd: Porthcawl, South Wales, Planet Rockstock

Tickets available right here

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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