Former Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker has released a trailer for his new album, Bridge the Gap, which will be released January 7 through the inakustik label.
The album features his old rhythm section from Scorpions days — bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell — plus ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay. People who pick up the deluxe version of the album will get to hear Don Dokken's vocals on a bonus track, "Faith."
The album was produced by Schenker and Michael Voss and engineered by Voss.
Schenker will kick off the first round of 2014 dates with a U.S. trek, which will feature Schenker, White and Findlay, as well as bassist Rev Jones and drummer Pete Holmes. You can see all the dates below the video.
"I'm very much looking forward to touring the States in January/February and to introducing my new singer, Doogie White, and material from our new album," Schenker said in a statement. "Doogie, Wayne Findlay and I will be promoting our new album in the States before teaming up with the album lineup for a world tour starting in March in Japan. We are all looking forward to rock you. 'Til then, keep on rocking!"
For more information, visit michaelschenkerhimself.com.
Bridge the Gap Track List:
01. Where The Wild Winds Blow
03. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
04. Rock n Roll Symphony
05. To Live For The King
06. Land Of Thunder
07. Temple Of The Holy
08. Shine On
09. Bridges We Have Burned
10. Because You Lied
11. Black Moon Rising
12. Dance For The Piper
13. Faith (Deluxe Edition only)
Michael Schenker Bridge The Gap US Tour 2014
Jan-09 LAS VEGAS, NV LVCS
Jan-10 CORONA, CA M -15 CONCERT THEATRE
Jan-11 RAMONA, CA RAMONA MAIN STAGE THEATRE
Jan-14 DENVER, CO ECKS SALOON
Jan-16 LIBERTYVILLE, IL AUSTINS
Jan-17 LIBERTYVILLE, IL AUSTINS
Jan-18 TORONTO, CANADA ROCKPILE WEST
Jan-19 TORONTO, CANADA ROCKPILE EAST
Jan-20 ENGLEWOOD, NJ BERGAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Jan-21 LONDONBERRY, NH TUEPELO MUSIC HALL
Jan-22 NEW YORK, NY BB KINGS CONCERT HALL
Jan-24 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
Jan-25 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY CHANCE THEATRE
Jan-27 SELLERSVILLE, PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
Jan-28 CLEVELAND, OH AGORA BALLROOM
Jan-30 OAKLAHOMA CITY, OK CHAMELEON BALLROOM
Jan-31 HOUSTON, TX CONCERT PUB NORTH
Feb-01 SAN ANTONIO, TX BACKSTAGE LIVE
Feb-06 SAN FRANCISCO, CA YOSHI'S
Feb-07 ORANGEVALE, CA BOARDWALK
Feb-08 PORTLAND, OR TBA
Feb-09 SEATTLE, WA EL CORAZON
Feb-12 HOLLYWOOD, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Feb-15 SAN JUAN, CAPISTRANO, CA THE COACH HOUSE
Feb-16 HERMOSA BEACH, CA ST ROCKE