Demolition 23 to reunite for a few shows in Finland during the fall

Demolition 23 to reunite for a few shows in Finland during the fall

Demolition 23 consisting of frontman Michael Monroe, bassist Sami Yaffa, guitarist Nasty Suicide and drummer Karl Rockfist will be reuniting for a few shows in Finland this coming fall.

The following message was posted on Monroe‘s Facebook page yesterday:


The legendary Demolition 23, founded by Michael Monroe and Sami Yaffa in New York in 1993, will return to play 6 shows in Finland in the fall 2023. The band’s debut album ”Demolition 23” (1994) was produced by Little Steven Van Zandt and ended up as their only release, as the band broke up in 1995.

The original guitarist, Jay Hening (RIP) was replaced live by Nasty Suicide in 1994.

The idea for these shows came after the band reunited for the first time in 30 years, performing as the ”support band” for Michael’s sold out 60th Birthday Bash at the Ice Stadium in Helsinki on September 23rd, 2022.

“The Demolition 23 reunion at the Helsinki Ice Stadium was so cool and so much fun that we started talking about doing some more shows in the future. So now it’s actually happening, as we’re playing a short tour of 6 gigs in Finland this fall. These shows are very special so don’t miss them!” says Michael Monroe.

After the band’s demise in 1995, their only album was unavailable for decades until it was rereleased in the fall of 2022, remastered with 3 bonus tracks, on Little Steven’s Wicked Cool label in all formats – digitally, on CD and now for the first time on vinyl too.

Demolition 23
Michael Monroe
Nasty Suicide
Sami Yaffa
Karl Rockfist

Demolition 23 – Finland 2023:
To 28.9. Tampere, Pakkahuone
Pe 29.9. Turku, Logomo
La 30.9. Lahti, Möysän Musaklubi
To 5.10. Jyväskylä, Lutakko
Pe 6.10. Helsinki, Tavastia
La 7.10. Kotka, Hotelli Leikari”

Demolition 23‘s “Nothin’s Alright” video: