Michael Schenker’s ‘Temple Of Rock’

Michael Schenker has lined up a March-May run through the U.S., this time bringing along a few vets of the Scorpions, Rainbow and his own MSG.

Schenker, whose own history includes playing in the Scorpions and UFO, is touring with his “Temple Of Rock” band, featuring former Scorpions rhythm section Francis Buchholz on bass and drummer Herman Rarebell.  With former Rainbow vocalist Doogie White and longtime Michael Schenker Group guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay, the group will venture forth in support of Spirit On A Mission, dropping March 24. 

Judging from Schenker’s own words, the band is definitely on a mission.

“Promotion is definitely the next step,” the guitarist said.  “Wherever we are needed around the world, we will be there to promote Spirit On A Mission.  I want to make Temple Of Rock its own entity.  Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own two feet as Temple Of Rock.”

Here’s the plan:

March 25 – San Jose, Calif., Rockbar Theater
March 27 – Portland, Ore., Tonic Lounge
March 28 – Seattle, Wash., Studio Seven
April 1 – Orangevale, Calif., The Boardwalk
April 2 – Oakland, Calif., Yoshi’s Oakland
April 3 – West Hollywood, Calif., Whisky A Go Go
April 4 – Corona, Calif., M15 Concert Bar & Grill
April 7 – Las Vegas, Nev., Count’s Vamp’d
April 8 –Scottsdale, Ariz., Livewire
April 10 – Dallas, Texas, Trees
April 11 – San Antonio, Texas, 210 Kapone’s
April 12 – San Leon, Texas, 18th Street Pier
April 15 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre
April 16 – Binghamton, N.Y., Eclipse
April 17 – Newton, N.J., The Newton Theatre
April 18 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
April 20 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
April 22 – Toronto, Ontario, The Rockpile
April 23 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
April 24 – Detroit, Mich., Harpos Concert Theatre
April 25 – Saint Charles, Ill., Arcada Theatre
April 26 – Pontiac, Ill., Freakster’s Roadhouse
April 28 – Golden, Colo., Buffalo Rose
April 30 – Ramona, Calif., Ramona Mainstage
May 1 – San Juan Capistrano, Calif., The Coach House Concert Hall
May 2 – Agoura Hills, Calif., The Canyon

Some shows are already on sale.  Click here for Michael Schenker’s website.