MICHAEL MONROE ALBUM & TOUR
*MICHAEL MONROE: FORMER HANOI ROCKS FRONTMAN ANNOUNCES HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR APRIL 2011 IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE AND STUDIO ALBUM…*** ** * **MICHAEL MONROE*, iconic rock‘n’roll frontman and founding member of * hugely* influential Finnish outfit *Hanoi Rocks*, has confirmed a 13-date headline UK tour for April 2011; these shows will be in support of a brand new single & studio album, *Monroe*’s first for the *Spinefarm Records UK*label. 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 dates that will see them headlining venues from Portsmouth up to Glasgow. The full list of shows is as follows:- *APRIL 2011 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 – Newcastle, Academy 2 13th – Sheffield, Corporation 14th – Manchester, Academy 3 15th – Glasgow, Garage 16th – Nottingham, Rock City 17th **– **Birmingham, HMV Institute * A support act will be announced in due course. PRIOR TO the tour, *Monroe* will be releasing 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; *during the* ** Motörhead** *tour,* Monroe *repaid the favour by joining *Lemmy* & Co. onstage to help out nightly on *‘Born To Raise Hell’. **“It was one of the greatest thrills for me,” says Monroe. “What an honour and a privilege!” ** *The album will be available on a number of different formats,* *including deluxe digi-pack with bonus DVD and limited edition coloured vinyl. * *The first single/video from the album *has* been decided, however; it’s called *‘’78’ *(a homage to a year of great music and significant cultural happenings) and it will be available on *February 21st 2011* on both digital download & coloured vinyl 7” complete with exclusive extra track.