Michael Monroe Formerly Of Hanoi Rocks Unveils His New Band
January 25, 2010
MICHAEL MONROE UNVEILS NEW BAND AT HOLLYWOOD PRESS CONFERENCE
Legendary rocker MICHAEL MONROE has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers. This spring he returns with a highly anticipated new group that was announced today, Monday, January 25 at a press conference hosted by pro-skater, video director and MTV personality Bam Margera at Swing House Rehearsal & Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA. News about an upcoming album and U.S. tour dates, plus details about the Michael Monroe Mobile Backstage application for mobile devices–the personal hotline between the fans and MONROE’s band anywhere in the world at any given time–was unveiled as well.
The MICHAEL MONROE 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; guitarist GINGER who has dazzled audiences over the world with his band The Wildhearts. Also on guitar is TODD YOUTH, the master fretman who has played with many top-tier hard rock ensembles including Danzig, Motorhead, Glen Campbell, Samhain, D Generation and most recently Chelsea Smiles. Rounding out the band is drummer JIMMY CLARK, whose resume includes providing rhythm for the likes of Deborah Harry (who would later introduce him to Michael Monroe), Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Glen Burtnick, Rick Derringer, Wynonna, Blackhawk and The Van Zant Brothers. Jimmy also played in Michael ´s band Demolition 23 which also included Sami Yaffa.
Coming off the Hanoi Rocks rebirth from 2002-2009, MICHAEL MONROE makes his long-awaited mark on America starting with SXSW and West Coast U.S. dates in March with his incredible team of players. In addition to a schedule of exclusive live performances, which also includes Finland, Sweden, UK in April and east coast dates in May, MICHAEL MONROE and his band are set to enter the studio in the spring to record a new album for the fall.
Fans can keep up with MONROE and his players via the Michael Monroe Mobile
Backstage mobile application available now for free through Apple’s iPhone/iPod application store and at www.michaelmonroe.com. With this, MONROE’s followers everywhere can experience everything that happens on the road and backstage exclusively in real time through their mobile phone. In addition to viewing and sharing videos, pictures and messages both ways directly with the band, they can comment and rate all material and also connect with other fans. The application works in iPhone, iPod Touch, most of Nokia & Sony Ericsson phones and many of LG’s & Samsung’s models.
Mobile Backstage is a mobile fan community platform that provides individually branded social applications for artists and bands. It’s not about conventional web-based social media like Facebook or Twitter where brands are competing with each other for everyone’s attention. Instead, it is hand-crafted to gather the artist’s most devoted followers into one dedicated mobile social environment. The internationally awarded mobile fan community service Mobile Backstage is now on the launch pad. Behind the product is Steam Republic Ltd. Several international pilot cases will be paving the way and one of the first pilots is the Michael Monroe Mobile Backstage. For more information relating Mobile Backstage, visit www.mobilebackstage.com.
Catch the one and only MICHAEL MONROE on tour this spring at:
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
TBD Austin, TX SXSW
Fri 4/2 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia (S-18 + K-18)
Thu 4/8 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
Fri 4/9 London, UK Islington Academy
More shows coming up soon.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and www.myspace.com/michaelmonroeofficial