Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

Michael Schenker Group

Club Red Presents

Michael Schenker Group

Chemicals Of Democracy, Boneyard, Downhill Trend, Johnny Frankenshred

Tue, October 9, 2012

7:00 pm

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$20.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group
In the mid-80's, Schenker formed the McAuley Schenker Group together with former Grand Prix vocalist Robin McAuley, its abbreviated name remaining MSG. "I wanted a singer as a partner and found Robin McAuley in 1986," he tells. "Realizing that Robins Sir Name McAuley starts with an M while looking for a new band name I offered him the M for MSG in order to keep MSG." The musical direction leaned increasingly towards the American mainstream, which didn't seem to affect the band's great success. Albums like Perfect Timing (1987), Save Yourself (1989) and MSG (1992) met with unanimously positive reviews world-wide. MSG continued to tour all over the world, playing with renowned acts like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Scorpions. During a creative hiatus, Schenker got involved with Contraband (featuring Bobby Blotzer of Ratt and Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns) and contributed numerous licks to their album.

1992 marked the end of the McAuley Schenker Group with Unplugged Live, and Schenker returned to the UFO fold. Their commercially extremely successful US comeback tour convinced the experts, as did the first joint release in fifteen years, called Walk On Water. The album arrived at the Japanese stores in 1995, while Europe had to wait another two years, in fact until a few weeks after the release of Thank You, Schenker's first acoustic solo recording.

Following the US tour with UFO, he reactivated MSG and produced Written In The Sand with a new line-up. Autumn 1997 saw the start of an extensive European tour with UFO and a celebrated G3 tour alongside Uli Jon Roth and Joe Satriani, presenting his album The Michael Schenker Story – Live at the same time.

In 1998, Schenker ensconced himself in a recording studio near San Francisco with producer legend Mike Varney to work on his next offering The Unforgiven, an album that was the basis for the subsequent tour, during which The Unforgiven World Tour – Live was also recorded. With Adventures Of The Imagination, he allowed his band a break to realize his long-standing ambition to record an instrumental rock album, and the subsequent success encouraged him to follow with another, similar offering called Dreams And Expressions. Be Aware Of Scorpions was recorded by a new MSG line-up, which could also be seen live during the following European tour. The solo album, Thank You 3, and the MSG release, Aracnophobiac followed. Now the members of the reformed band are on their marks with Tales Of Rock 'n' Roll.
Chemicals Of Democracy
Chemicals Of Democracy
Hot off their UK debut and electrifying performance at Hammerfest IV, Phoenix, Arizona natives "Chemicals Of Democracy" have released their inaugural Dark Lord Records album 'The American Scream' in April 2012. Produced by the band and the Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Anvil, Depeche Mode, Exodus, Bruce Dickinson) the record and their live show has already garnered a huge response from the media including Classic Rock Magazine, Hard Rock Radio, Planet Mosh, Phoenix Radio. Their triple axe onslaught fuses the pommeling riffage of thrash mavericks Metallica and the juicy melodic leads trademarked by Iron Maiden into the modern approach of bands like Bullet For My Valentine. Catchy choruses, mega hooks and vocals you can't forget make 'The American Scream' an effort bound to turn heads across the metal spectrum.
Venue Information:
Club Red
1308 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/