michaelshenck400 Few rock guitarists have as impressive a resume as Michael Schenker does – as he has supplied his six-string talents to such world-renowned acts as the Scorpions, UFO, and the Michael Schenker Group over the years. And it is now confirmed that Schenker will be touring North America come the spring, in support of his killer new disc, Spirit on a Mission, released on March 24th.

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock line-up proves to be one of the strongest that the German guitarist has ever played with, as it features the former Scorpions Rock You Like A Hurricane rhythm section of Francis Buchholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums), as well as Doogie White (vocals, formerly of Rainbow), and Wayne Findlay (guitar/keyboards, and longtime Michael Schenker Group member).

The tour begins March 25th at the Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA (the day after the release of Spirit on a Mission), and wraps up on May 2nd at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (with special guest Don Dokken on the bill). In between, the tour will go coast to coast, including a performance at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on April 15th.

“Promotion is definitely the next step,” says Schenker of hitting the road in support of Spirit on a Mission. “Wherever we are needed around the world, we will be there to promote [the album]. I want to make Temple of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as Temple of Rock.” To get a taste of the new line-up, view the video for the song Vigilante Man here.

Undoubtedly, this set of North American dates are the first step towards establishing Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock as a global force.

Temple Of Rock — Spirit On A Mission — World Tour
Michael Schenker (guitar)
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (7 string guitar/keyboards)


25 @ Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA
27 @ Tonic in Portland, OR
28 @ Studio Seven in Seattle, WA


1 @ Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
2 @ Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA
3 @ Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA
4 @ M-15 Concert Hall in Corona, CA
7 @ Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV
8 @ Livewire Concert Hall in Scottsdale, AZ
10 @ Trees in Dallas, TX
11 @ 210 Kapones Live in San Antonio, TX
12 @ 18th Street in San Leon, TX
15 @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
16 @ Eclipse in Binghamton, NY
17 @ Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ
18 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
20 @ Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA
22 @ Rockpile West in Toronto, Ontario Canada
23 @ Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)
24 @ Harpos Concert Hall in Detroit, MI
25 @ Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)
26 @ Freaksters in Pontiac, IL
28 @ Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO
30 @ Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA


1 @ Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
2 @ Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (Special Guest Don Dokken)

Meet and greet packages available at michaelschenkerstore.com.

Gundriver opening act for entire tour.

Michael Schenker on the web:


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