MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP release new single ‘A King Has Gone’ feat. Michael Kiske (Helloween)

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP release new single ‘A King Has Gone’ feat. Michael Kiske (Helloween)

29th April 2022 0 By John Deaux

The rock anthem ‘A King Has Gone’, taken from MSG’s new album ‘Universal’, and its intro ‘Calling Baal’, also available on ‘Universal’, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, and in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley.

Listen/stream/download the song here: https://msg.afr.link/AKingHasGone

Michael Schenker additionally enlisted keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for the terrific Moog synth intro ‘Calling Baal’ – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener ‘Tarot Woman’.

The impressive result ‘Calling Baal’/’A King Has Gone’ is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in Schenker’s career to date, both musically and lyrically, and can be enjoyed in its entirety on MSG’s new studio album ‘Universal’!

Universal’ will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), colored vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, featuring the following tracks:

CD + LP + Digital
01. Emergency VIDEO | LISTEN
02. Under Attack
03. Calling Baal
04. A King Has Gone
05. The Universe
06. Long Long Road
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Yesterday Is Dead
09. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
11. Au Revoir

CD + Earbook bonus tracks:
12. Turn Off The World
13. Fighter

The pre-order has started and is available here: https://msg.afr.link/UniversalPR

MSG just kicked off their European leg of the “50th anniversary Universal – World Tour”!

Michael Schenker * Robin McAuley * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf
27.04.2022 FI – Helsinki, Vanha Yo-talo
29.04.2022 SE – Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben
30.04.2022 NO – Oslo, Vulkan Arena
01.05.2022 DK – Kopenhagen, Amager Bio
03.05.2022 NL – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
04.05.2022 GER – Bochum, Zeche
05.05.2022 CH – Pratteln, Z7
06.05.2022 GER – Speyer, Halle 101
07.05.2022 FR – Cleon, La Traverse
10.05.2022 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
11.05.2022 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.05.2022 ES – Pamplona, Totem
14.05.2022 IT – Mailand, Phenomenon
15.05.2022 IT – Rom, Largo Venue

Michael Schenker * Ronnie Romero * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf

09/27/2022 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
09/28/2022 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/29/2022 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/01/2022 Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater
10/02/2022 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/04/2022 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
10/07/2022 Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theater
10/08/2022 St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/09/2022 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10/11/2022 Hobart, IN – The Art Theater
10/12/2022 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/14/2022 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
10/15/2022 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/16/2022 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
10/17/2022 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
10/19/2022 New Bedford, MA – The Vault*
10/20/2022 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
10/21/2022 Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
10/22/2022 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/23/2022 Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
10/25/2022 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
10/26/2022 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho
10/27/2022 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
*no support

10/29/2022 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/30/2022 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

11/02/2022 Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/03/2022 Corpus Christi TX – Concrete Street Pavillion
11/04/2022 San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena
11/05/2022 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/06/2022 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater

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