Iconic front man and former front man of Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe released his new cd Sensory Overdrive in both the United States and Canada on August 23, 2011 on Spinefarm/Universal. Producing this cd was legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has produced tracks for Aerosmith, John Lennon, and Cheap Trick in the past.
Sensory Overdrive features guest performances from Americana artist Lucinda Williams and the front man of Motorhead, Lemmy. “78” is both the first single and video from this album.
With the release of Sensory Overdrive, Michael Monroe will venture out on a sixteen date U.S. and Canadian tour beginning on September 30th, with his band featuring guitarists Steve Conte; from New York Dolls, Dregen; from Hellacopters/BackyardBabies, Sami Yaffa; from Hanoi Rocks, Jetboy, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on bass, and Karl “Rockfist” Rosqvist on drums; from Danzig.
Subsequent the U.S/Canadian run, the band will head overseas to Japan for the V Rock festival, followed by shows in Monroe’s home country of Finland. Concluding the album promoting for the year of 2011 on tour will be with a final run of shows in the U.K. co-headlining with popular gothic rocker, Wednesday 13. The band will continue to tour throughout 2012 in support of the release of Sensory Overdrive. For more information on the band, their music, or their tourcheck out: www.michaelmonroe.com.
Tour Dates for 2011:
Fri, Sep 30 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Sat, Oct 1 Baltimore, MD Sonar
Sun, Oct 2 New York, NY BoweryBallroom
Tue, Oct 4 Boston, ma GreatScott
Wed, Oct 5 Montreal, QC Les FoufounesElectriques
Thu, Oct 6 Toronto, ON Mod ClubTheater
Fri, Oct 7 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Sat, Oct 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’sRock Club
Sun, Oct 9 St Paul, MN Station4
Mon, Oct 10 St Louis, MO FuBar
Wed, Oct 12 Denver, CO Moe’s
Sat, Oct 15 Seattle, WA ElCorazon
Sun, Oct 16 Portland, OR Dante’s
Tue, Oct 18 Santa Clara, CA Avalon Theater
Wed, Oct 19 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
Thu, Oct 20 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
SUN, OCT 23 V-Rock festival Saitama SuperArena Japan
FRI, Nov 4 Lahti Finland FINLANDIACLUB
SAT, Nov 5 Tavastia Finland (2 shows) TAVASTIA CLUB
THU, Nov 24 ENGLAND WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN HALL
FRI , Nov 25 ENGLAND MANCHESTER RITZ
SAT, NOV 26 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
SUN, NOV 27 SCOTLAND GLASGOW GARAGE
MON, NOV 28 ENGLAND NEWCASTLE ACADEMY
TUE, NOV 29 ENGLAND LEEDS ACADEMY
THU, DEC 1 ENGLAND BRISTOL ACADEMY
FRI, DEC 2 ENGLAND, LONDON ELECTRIC BALLROOM
SAT, DEC 3 WALES PRESTATYN HRH