Michael Monroe announces new live album

Michael Monroe, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit Hanoi Rocks, will release a live album, ‘Another Night In The Sun/Live In Helsinki’, on November 1st 2010 via Spinefarm Records UK.

Mixed in LA by Niko Bolas (whose credits include Neil Young, Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Kiss, Spinal Tap and more) and mastered by Grammy winner Richard Dodd (the man behind Tom Petty & Dixie Chicks), this 15-track release – recorded on July 6th at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki – features key numbers from Monroe’s solo career spiced up with selected Hanoi classics, some well-chosen covers, plus two brand new, unreleased songs.

Says Monroe: “No excuses, it is what it is, and it will probably end up sounding great with all its clunks and flaws, once it’s mixed and finished. Obviously, we’re not doing any overdubs, so you’ll have a very raw ‘rough and ready-or-not’ live recording of another rockin’ night in the sun in the beautiful Finnish summer!”

In the wake of the album’s release, Monroe (plus regular band: Wildheart’s 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) will Special Guest with Motörhead on their UK tour in November.

The legendary ’Head are celebrating 35 years on the rock‘n’roll frontline, performing 15 shows all over the country.

On February 21st 2010, Monroe will release a brand new studio album, also via Spinefarm Records UK; as yet untitled but produced by the legendary Jack Douglas (whose credits include everyone from Aerosmith through to John Lennon), the record is currently being recorded in Los Angeles, with one track set to feature a duet between Michael and Motorhead mainman Lemmy, also involved in the writing of the track.

A headline UK tour will follow, but in the meantime, the 15 Motorhead dates run as follows:-

November UK Tour Dates

8th – Aberdeen – AECC,
9th – Glasgow – O2 Academy
10th – Newcastle – City Hall,
12th – Blackburn – King George’s Hall
13th – Llandudno – Arena
15th – Derby – Assembly Rooms
16th – Manchester – Apollo
18th – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
19th – Bristol – Colston Hall
21st – Southampton – Guildhall
22nd – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
24th – Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
25th – Leeds – O2 Academy
27th – London – O2 Academy Brixton
28th – Brighton – Centre

     

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