A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colorful of walks. One Man Gang, the former Hanoi Rocks man’s brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock n’ roll dream.
The album’s second single, Last Train To Tokyo, has the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riff that was designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.
“It’s a groovy, rockin’ track paying homage to Tokyo and Japan, one of the most rockin’ countries in the world” affirms Monroe. “In the ‘80s Hanoi Rocks had, and I have always had a very special relationship with Japan and it will always be one my favourite countries. Plus, they still live for rock ‘n’ roll as it should be celebrated, they still have physical product, they still make it crazy, exhausting and really exciting every time you go there, which I am really grateful for.”
The Last Train To Tokyo video was recorded in Japan and features footage from the band’s dynamic performances at the Summer Sonic 2019 festival in Osaka and Tokyo. It fully captures the vigour and rock ‘n’ roll essence of Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Steve Conte, Sami Yaffa and Karl Rockfist. Watch it below.
To view the video for Monroe’s title track, One Man Gang, please click here. Pre-Orders for the album are now availablehere.
Michael Monroe – vocals, sax and harmonica Rich Jones – guitar and vocals Steve Conte – guitar and vocals Sami Yaffa – bass Karl Rockfist – drums
Guest appearances from Captain Sensible (lead guitar on One Man Gang), Nasty Suicide (lead guitar on Wasted Years), Eicca Toppinen (cello on Low Life In High Places) and Tero Saarti(trumpet on Heaven Is A Free State).
Michael Monroe European tour dates:
Oct 22 John Dee Live Club & Pub Oslo, Norway Oct 23. Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden Oct 24 Fryshuset Klubben Stockholm, Sweden Oct 25 High Voltage Rock Club Copenhagen, Denmark Oct 26 HeadCRASH Hamburg, Germany Oct 27 FRANNZ Club Berlin, Germany Oct 29 La Maroquinerie Paris, France Oct 30 02 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
Nov 1 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom Nov 2 The Craufurd Arms Wolverton, United Kingdom Nov 3 Engine Rooms Southhampton, United Kingdom Nov 4 The Mill, Digbeth Birmingham, United Kingdom Nov 5 The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom Nov 6 Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom Nov 7 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom Nov 8 The Sugarmill Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom Nov 9 Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom