MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP release new single ‘A King Has Gone’ feat. Michael Kiske (Helloween)

 

The rock anthem ‘A King Has Gone’, taken from MSG’s new album Universal, and its intro ‘Calling Baal’, also available on Universal, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley.

Check out the lyric video for ‘A King Has Gone’ here:
https://youtu.be/tW4UqC16nvM
 
Listen/stream/download the song here:
https://msg.afr.link/AKingHasGone

 

 

Michael Schenker additionally enlisted keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for the terrific Moog synth intro ‘Calling Ball’ – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman”.

The impressive result ‘Calling Baal’ / ‘A King Has Gone’ is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in Schenker’s career to date, both musically and lyrically, and can be enjoyed in its entirety on MSG’s new studio album Universal!

 

Universal will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), coloured vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, featuring the following tracks:

CD + LP + Digital
01. Emergency VIDEO | LISTEN
02. Under Attack
03. Calling Baal
04. A King Has Gone
05. The Universe
06. Long Long Road
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Yesterday Is Dead
09. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
11. Au Revoir
 
CD + Earbook bonus tracks:
12. Turn Off The World
13. Fighter

 

The pre-order is available here: https://msg.afr.link/UniversalPR

 

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The blond stringman from Sarstedt (near Hanover) began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group U.F.O. and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name, as well as with acts such as Michael Schenker Group (MSG for short), Temple Of Rock and Michael Schenker Fest. Schenker and his career, which has spanned more than fifty years, are absolute exceptions in the otherwise short-lived music industry.

MSG is:


Michael Schenker | Lead Guitar
Ronnie Romero | Vocals
Bodo Schopf | Drums
Steve Mann | Keyboards/Guitars
Barend Courbois | Bass

 

Online:


www.michaelschenkerhimself.com


https://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks


https://www.instagram.com/michaelschenkerrocks/


https://twitter.com/MWSchenker


https://label.atomicfire-records.com/project/michael-schenker/

MSG EU TOUR 2022
Michael Schenker * Robin McAuley * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf

27.04.2022 FI - Helsinki, Vanha Yo-talo

29.04.2022 SE - Stockholm, Tyrol

30.04.2022 NO - Oslo, Vulkan Arena

01.05.2022 DK - Kopenhagen, Amager Bio

03.05.2022 NL - Zoetermeer, De Boerderij

04.05.2022 GER - Bochum, Zeche

05.05.2022 CH - Pratteln, Z7

06.05.2022 GER - Speyer, Halle 101

07.05.2022 FR - Cleon, La Traverse

10.05.2022 ES - Madrid, La Riviera

11.05.2022 ES - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1

12.05.2022 ES - Pamplona, Totem

14.05.2022 IT - Mailand, Phenomenon

15.05.2022 IT - Rom, Largo Venue



MSG US TOUR 2022
Michael Schenker * Ronnie Romero * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf
 
w/ ERIC MARTIN, IMAGES OF EDEN

09/27/2022     San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House

09/28/2022     Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post

09/29/2022     San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

10/01/2022     Los Angeles, CA - Saban Theater                    

10/02/2022     Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd

10/04/2022     Denver, CO - Oriental Theater

10/07/2022     Des Plaines, IL - Des Plaines Theater

10/08/2022     St Charles, IL - Arcada Theater

10/09/2022     Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater

10/11/2022     Hobart, IN - The Art Theater

10/12/2022     Ft Wayne, IN - Piere's

10/14/2022     Columbus, OH - The King Of Clubs

10/15/2022     Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
10/16/2022     Detroit, MI - Harpo's

10/17/2022     Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels

10/19/2022     New Bedford, MA - The Vault*

10/20/2022     Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey

10/21/2022     Beverly, MA - Cabot Theater

10/22/2022     New York, NY  - Sony Hall

10/23/2022     Newton, NJ - Newton Theater

10/25/2022     Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater

10/26/2022     Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho

10/27/2022     Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater

*no support
 

w/ DAMON JOHNSON & THE GET READY, IMAGES OF EDEN

10/29/2022     Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts

10/30/2022     Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
 

w/ WASP, ARMORED SAINT

11/02/2022     Houston TX - White Oak Music Hall

11/03/2022     Corpus Christi TX - Concrete Street Pavillion

11/04/2022     San Antonio, TX - Eaton Arena

11/05/2022     Dallas, TX - Amplified Live

11/06/2022     Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater

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