MICHAEL MONROE @SXSW

 LEGENDARY ROCKER ***MICHAEL MONROE*** MAKES AUSTIN DEBUT WITH FOUR SXSW SHOWS:   Wednesday, March 17 @ Austin Music Hall with Motörhead Friday, March 19 @ Swing House Showcase ­ Rusty Spurs Saturday, March 20 @ Maggie Mae¹s Rooftop Sunday, March 21 @ Alejandro Escovedo´s Closing Party ­ Continental Club       One of Finland¹s greatest musical exports, legendary rocker MICHAEL MONROE is due to make his long-awaited mark on America this March. As part of a select group of tour dates, which include several appearances along the west coast, MONROE for the first time ever in his career will perform in Austin with four unique SXSW shows:   Wednesday, March 17 @ Austin Music Hall with Motörhead Friday, March 19, 3:30 pm @ Swing House Showcase ­ Rusty Spurs Saturday, March 20, 1:00 am @ Maggie Mae¹s Rooftop Sunday, March 21 11:15 pm @ Alejandro Escovedo´s Closing Party ­ Continental Club    MICHAEL MONROE has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. The Finnish musician and multi-instrumentalist rose to fame as the singer for HANOI ROCKS and has served as the frontman for many all-star collaborations including GUNS ŒN ROSES and DEMOLITION 23 with Little Steven. Coming off the Hanoi Rocks reunion from 2002-2008, Michael returns with his highly anticipated new group.  Together they will perform an assortment of material ranging from Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 classics, Michael Monroe solo favorites and three to four brand new songs the band has written over the last few months.   The band features bassist SAMI YAFFA who has played with a remarkable variety of bands including Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and guitarist GINGER who has dazzled audiences over the world with his band The Wildhearts.  Also on guitar is STEVE CONTE, the New York Dolls master fretman who has played with Willy DeVille  and his own bands The Crazy Truth, Crown Jewels and Company of Wolves.   Fans can keep up with all the action via the Michael Monroe Mobile Backstage mobile application available now for free through Apple¹s iPhone/iPod application store and at www.michaelmonroe.com <http://www.michaelmonroe.com/> . Look for more from MONROE and his band as they are set to enter the studio in the spring to record a new album for the fall.    Catch the one and only MICHAEL MONROE on tour this spring at:   DATE                        CITY                           VENUE Thu     3/11                San Francisco, CA                Paradise Lounge Fri       3/12                Hollywood, CA                       Viper Room Sat      3/13                San Diego, CA                       Brick By Brick Sun     3/14                Redondo Beach, CA   The Brixton Mon    3/15                Las Vegas, NV                       Wasted Space @ Hard Rock Wed    3/17                Austin, TX                              Austin Music Hall, SXSW Fri       3/19                Austin, TX                              Rusty Spurs, SXSW Sat      3/20                Austin, TX                              Maggie Mae¹s Rooftop, SXSW Sun     3/21                Austin, TX Continental Club, SXSW       www.michaelmonroe.com <http://www.michaelmonroe.com> www.myspace.com/michaelmonroeofficial 
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