Michael Schenker Hitting The Road With Robin McAuley
Schenker camp announced yesterday that the guitar shredder will hit the road for a North American tour next year. The tour kicks off on February 15th in San Francisco, Ca at Mezzanine and wraps March 24th in San Juan Capistrano, Ca at The Coach House.
Buried in the announcement was this line "[Schenker] will now be touring with Robin McAuley" in support of his latest studio album "Temple of Rock". The statement is pretty vague so it is unclear if Robin will be performing with Michael or will be performing separately.
Schenker says of the new album: "The Temple of Rock is within me where I create since I was introduced to the amazing invention of the distorted Guitar which is for me the most enjoyable and the best possible way to express myself. The Rock Guitar Sound that I fell in love with, mostly expressed as Lead break, is what I have nurtured and treasured all of my life. Combined with the infinite spring from within and the amazing musicians around me I keep expressing an ongoing development of my Art(Being). With Temple of Rock I am entering a new stage of my life, a new level of existence enjoying life more than ever, reaping the joy of all sorts of developments from the past.
"Also, it seems to me that collectively, with true expressive makers of Rock Music, we have been building the external Temple Of Rock for many years and have now come to the point of putting on the roofing and celebrating the almost completion of the Temple. All generations of this period are meeting all over the world on one stage it seems celebrating an Era of 'Hand Made Rock' which will never be the same again due to invention of new technology but of course New Temples and New Wonders will arise to enjoy expressions in new ways."
02.15.12 - San Francisco, Ca - Mezzanine