Michael Schenker Bridges The Gap

Michael Schenker is headed to the U.S. early next year in support of his new album featuring a couple of his former Scorpions bandmates. The outing includes more than two dozen gigs, starting with a Jan. 9 show in Las Vegas.

Photo: Steve Brinkman

Bridge The Gap is due out in the U.S. Jan. 7. In addition to enlisting former Scorpions bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell for help on the album, the German guitarist teamed up with ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay. Don Dokken is also featured as a guest vocalist on “Faith,” an exclusive track that is available on the deluxe edition of Bridge The Gap.

“I am very much looking forward to touring the States in January/February, and to introduce my new singer, Doogie White, and material from our brand new album, Bridge The Gap,” Schenker said.

The former lead guitarist for UFO added, “Doogie, Wayne Findlay and myself 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.”

Along with White and Findlay, the U.S. tour lineup also features bassist Rev Jones and drummer Pete Holmes. Here’s the itinerary:  

Jan. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., LVCS
Jan. 10 – Corona, Calif., M15 Concert Bar & Grill     
Jan. 11 – Ramona, Calif., Ramona Mainstage     
Jan. 14 – Denver, Colo., Eck’s Saloon     
Jan. 16 – Libertyville, Ill., Austin’s Fuel Room     
Jan. 17 – Libertyville, Ill., Austin’s Fuel Room     
Jan. 18 – Toronto, Ontario, The Rockpile     
Jan. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Rockpile East     
Jan. 20 – Englewood, N.J., Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.     
Jan. 21 – Londonderry, N.H., Tupelo Music Hall     
Jan. 22 – New York, N.Y., Lucille’s @ B.B. King Blues Club     
Jan. 24 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom     
Jan. 25 – Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Chance Entertainment Complex     
Jan. 27 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894     
Jan. 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Ballroom     
Jan. 30 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chameleon Room     
Jan. 31 – Houston, Texas, The Concert Pub North     
Feb. 1 – San Antonio, Texas, Backstage Live San Antonio     
Feb. 6 – San Francisco, Calif., Yoshi’s SF     
Feb. 7 – Orangevale, Calif., The Boardwalk     
Feb. 8 – Portland, Ore., TBA
Feb. 9 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Feb. 12 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues     
Feb. 15 – San Juan Capistrano, Calif., The Coach House     
Feb. 16 – Hermosa Beach, Calif., Saint Rocke
Tickets for select dates are available now.

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