Michael Monroe, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, will release a brand new single/video on February 21st 2011 via Spinefarm Records UK.
Titled ‘78’ (a homage to a year of great music and significant cultural happenings), the single will be available on both digital download & coloured vinyl 7” complete with exclusive extra track.
Three weeks later, on March 14th, Monroe will follow the single with a brand new studio album; as yet untitled, the record has been produced in Los Angeles by the legendary Jack Douglas (whose credits include everyone from Aerosmith through to John Lennon) and features such special guests as country star Lucinda Williams and Motörhead frontman Lemmy, who duets with Monroe.
The album will be available on a number of different formats, including deluxe digi-pack with bonus DVD and limited edition coloured vinyl.
In support of the single & album, a 13-date tour of the UK has been lined up for April 2011; having recently guested with Motörhead on their 35th Anniversary UK tour, Monroe and his regular touring/recording line-up (Wildhearts mainman Ginger on guitar, ex-Hanoi member Sami Yaffa on bass, Steve Conte of New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves fame on guitar, and Karl Rockfist’ Rosqvist on drums – a Swedish/Finnish drummer who has played with both Chelsea Smiles & Danzig) are now ready to take on a run of shows that will see them headlining venues from Portsmouth up to Glasgow.
The full list of dates is as follows:-
4th – Brighton, Concorde 2
5th – Bristol, Academy 2
6th – Exeter, Phoenix
7th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
8th – London, O2 Academy
9th – Leeds, T.J.’s
11th – Norwich, Waterfront
12th – Sheffield, Corporation
13th – Newcastle, Academy 2
14th – Manchester, Academy 3
15th – Glasgow, Garage
16th – Nottingham, Rock City
17th – Birmingham, HMV Institute
Please note the dates in Sheffield and Newcastle have swapped around.
A support act will be announced in due course.