MICHAEL MONROE’S SENSORY OVERDRIVE OUT NOW!!
Iconic rock front man, Michael Monroe, has released his new cd Sensory Overdrive in the U.S and Canada on August 23rd on Spinefarm/ Universal. The new cd from the former front man of the influential band Hanoi Rocks was produced by legendary producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Cheap Trick). The cd also features guest performances from Americana artist Lucinda Williams and Motorhead front man Lemmy. The first single and video from Sensory Overdrive is the track “78”.
Listen to a live stream of Sensory Overdrive at this link!!
In support of the CD, Monroe will head out September 30th on a 16 date U.S and Canadian tour with his all star band featuring guitarists Steve Conte (New York Dolls) and Dregen (Hellacopters , Backyard Babies), bassist Sami Yaffa ( Hanoi Rocks, Jetboy, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), and drummer Karl “Rockfist” Rosqvist (Danzig).
Following the U.S run, the band will head to Japan for the V Rock festival to be followed by shows in Michael’s home country of Finland. The band will then end 2011 with a run of shows in the U.K co-headlining with Wednesday 13.
Tour dates are as follows:
FRI, SEP 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA TROCADERO
SAT, OCT 1 BALTIMORE, MD SONAR
SUN, OCT 2 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
TUE, OCT 4 BOSTON, MA GREAT SCOTT
WED, OCT 5 MONTREAL, QC LES FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES
THU, OCT 6 TORONTO, ON MOD CLUB THEATER
FRI, OCT 7 CLEVELAND, OH PEABODY’S
SAT, OCT 8 CHICAGO, IL REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB
SUN, OCT 9 ST PAUL, MN STATION 4
MON, OCT 10 ST LOUIS, MO FUBAR
WED, OCT 12 DENVER, CO MOE’S
SAT, OCT 15 SEATTLE, WA EL CORAZON
SUN, OCT 16 PORTLAND, OR DANTE’S
TUE, OCT 18 SANTA CLARA, CA AVALON THEATER
WED, OCT 19 SANTA ANA, CA GALAXY THEATRE
THU, OCT 20 HOLLYWOOD, CA WHISKY A GO GO
SUN, OCT 23 V-ROCK FESTIVAL SAITAMA SUPER ARENA JAPAN
FRI, NOV 4 LAHTI FINLAND FINLANDIA CLUB
SAT, NOV 5 TAVASTIA FINLAND (2 SHOWS) TAVASTIA CLUB
THU, NOV 24 ENGLAND WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN HALL
FRI , NOV 25 ENGLAND MANCHESTER RITZ
SAT, NOV 26 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
SUN, NOV 27 SCOTLAND GLASGOW GARAGE
MON, NOV 28 ENGLAND NEWCASTLE ACADEMY
TUE, NOV 29 ENGLAND LEEDS ACADEMY
THU, DEC 1 ENGLAND BRISTOL ACADEMY
FRI, DEC 2 ENGLAND, LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
SAT, DEC 3 WALES PRESTATYN HRH
The band will continue to do extensive touring in 2012 in support of Sensory Overdrive. For more information go towww.michaelmonroe.com
HANOI ROCKS WILL BREAK UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR 2008
Hanoi Rocks have decided to break up by the end of the year 2008.
Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy feel that they’ve taken the band as far as it can go and now wish to go their separate ways. All commitments until the end of the year, including the UK tour starting in London on Halloween, will naturally be honoured.
In addition, the band has decided to say farewell to their fans by doing a final tour of Japan in the spring 2009 and immediately thereafter wrapping things up with a few nights at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland where their career originally got started in the 80’s.
November 26th will see the timely release of the first ever career-spanning Hanoi Rocks retrospective: a 2-CD set titled “This One’s Rock’n’Roll – The Best Of Hanoi Rocks 1980-2008”.
The band wishes to thank all their fans, co-workers and business partners for their continued love and support throughout the years.
Before Poison ever unlease Talk Dirty to Me on the world, there was another up and coming glam rock band, Hanoi Rocks, that should have been the next big thing.
The Nottingham Tapes catches Hanoi Rocks in their prime, performing live at the Rock City club in Nottingham, England, back in 1984. The video and audio quality isn’t the greatest, but it is above average. This footage does a good job capturing the live spirit of the band.
It wasn’t too much longer before drummer Razzle, lost his life in the accident with Motley Crue front man Vince Neil. This turn events seemed to make Hanoi Rocks self destruct.
The Nottingham Tapes will make you wonder what would have happened if the band didn’t break up back in the 80’s. The band had all the tools that would bring them success, but split apart before that would happen. This DVD is the best way to catch them in their most popular lineup from ’84.
If you are a fan of Hanoi Rocks, The Nottingham Tapes is must own DVD. It may not be the best footage you have ever seen, but you will be glad to see this part of hard rock history.
You can help out Hard Rock Hideout by ordering the DVD here.
Rating:Out of 10
DVD Track Listing:
Back To Mystery City
Up Around The Bend
I Cant Get It, Motorvatin
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Dont Never Leave Me
Malibu Beach Nightmare
Lost In The City
I Feel Allright
Hanoi Rocks is:
Michael Monroe – Vocals
Andy McCoy – Guitars
Razzle – Drums
Nasty Suicide – Guitars
Sammi Yaffa – Bass