MICHAEL MONROE POSTS NEW VIDEO FOR “STAINED GLASS HEART” ONLINE
Michael Monroe, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, über-energetic frontman and iconic rock ‘n’ roll legend, has premiered the new video for Stained Glass Heart on Guitarworld.com Stained Glass Heart marks the third single from his new studio album Horns And Halos, out now on Spinefarm Records.
“I’m feeling quite excited about our new Stained Glass Heart video,” explains Michael Monroe. “It was shot in Helsinki at an amusement park on a perfectly grey and rainy day which made it look more like an ‘abusement park.’ The video turned out very cool and classy.
Watch the clip below.
On the live front, Michael Monroe has revealed plans for an extensive world tour. After a three-date trek in Japan, a headlining U.K. tour will begin November 27th in Newcastle and the group will also appear at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival on November 30th in North Wales. Following the U.K. run, the group will perform three shows in their home country of Finland. Michael adds, “Now that the new album is out, we can finally play the new songs live and create a whole new set-list. That’s why I’m especially excited about the up and coming tour dates. See you all soon down the road!” Expect more dates and countries to be announced soon.
Horns And Halos is the follow-up to the 2011 critically acclaimed Sensory Overdrive, winner of Classic Rock Magazine‘s “Album Of The Year” and a Number one record in Monroe’s Finnish homeland. It is a cosmopolitan affair, mixed by Petri Majuri at Seawolf Studios in Finland and written and recorded around the world by Monroe’s international posse–bassist Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (New York Dolls, Company Of Wolves), drummer KARL “Rockfist” ROSQVIST (Chelsea Smiles, Danzig) and Swedish guitar star Dregen (Backyard Babies). Monroe is a frontman whose reputation is genuinely global and whose influence continues to be felt, with musicians of all ages (from Dave Grohl to the original Guns N’ Roses members) citing his groundbreaking career as a source of inspiration.
The album’s first single released earlier this spring, Ballad Of The Lower East Side, is a nod to Monroe’s early days in New York, a city he moved to for a decade following the mid-’80s breakup of glam-punk pioneers Hanoi Rocks (for which he was the frontman). Watch the video for below.
The headlining U.K. dates for Michael Monroe are as follows:
15th Japan, Osaka-Shi, Quattro
16th Japan, Tokyo, Liquid Room
17th Japan, Tokyo, Bay Hall
27th Northumbria Uni, Students Union, Newcastle
28th Duchess, Leeds
29th Cathouse, Glasgow
30th Hard Rock Hell, Prestatyn, N. Wales (festival appearance)
1st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
2nd Thekla, Bristol
3rd Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
4th O2Academy, Islington, London
5th Finland, Lahti, Finlandia-klubi
6th Finland, Turku, Caribia Areena
7th . Finland, Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas
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Friend of mine saw him play a bar in Tokyo years ago. So much talent but ya gotta pay the rent I guess.
Michael continues to be so underrated after all these years. Straight ahead hardcore rock n roll. Saw him years ago in Europe. Fantastic performer.