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Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will join forces with drum icon Carmine Appice on the 30th Anniversary Tour – North America. Other band members in the lineup include Gary Barden – vocals; Elliott “Dean” Rubinson – bass (July tourdates): Rev Jones – bass (August tourdates); and Wayne Findlay – guitars and keyboards. The tour kicks off on July 15th in Redondo Beach, CA. 10 specially priced VIP tickets will be sold for each concert which will allow attendees to hang out with Appice and Schenker after the concert and also enter them in a contest for prizes. Stay tuned for more info soon.

Tourdates for the 30th Anniversary Tour – North America are:

JUL 15 2010 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA

JUL 16 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA

JUL 18 2010 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA

JUL 21 2010 Back Stage Live San Antonio, TX

JUL 24 2010 Zoo Amphitheatre (Rock N America Festival) Oklahoma City, OK

JUL 27 2010 Showcase Live Foxborough, MA

JUL 28 2010 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA

JUL 29 2010 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

JUL 30 2010 Jaxx Springfield, VA

JUL 31 2010 The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza New York, NY

AUG 01 2010 The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY

AUG 02 2010 The Hideout Binghamton, NY

AUG 04 2010 Scatz Nightclub Middleton, WI

AUG 8 2010 Tower Theatre Fresno, CA

AUG 11 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, WA

AUG 13 2010 The Last Day Saloon Santa Rosa, CA

AUG 14 2010 Pepperbelly’s Fairfield, CA

AUG 15 2010 The Avalon Santa Clara, CA

Hard rock guitarist Michael Schenker is a former member of UFO and a founding member of the Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, guitarist with the Scorpions. Schenker joined UFO under unusual circumstances. The band left the UK to play some dates in Germany. Their guitarist at the time, Bernie Marsden, forgot his passport and was unable to make the first gig. At the venue, UFO spotted Michael playing a soundcheck with the Scorpions and managed to persuade him into playing that evening’s show. And the rest is history…..Eventually, Schenker decided he wanted to play his own music and not be a hired hand for another band. In 1979, he founded the Michael Schenker Group, and the band has been recording and touring as numerous incarnations ever since.

Author, clinician, drummer… Carmine Appice first came to prominence as the percussionist with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert, adding to the group’s high decibel sonic assault. After five albums, Appice and Bogert left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty. Eventually, Appice left Cactus with Bogert to join Jeff Beck in the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, and then later joined Rod Stewart’s backing band in 1977, co-writing hit songs such as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Young Turks”. In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley’s first solo album and has recorded with Stanley Clarke and Pink Floyd. He also recorded and toured with Ted Nugent, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, and was the founding member of King Kobra. Fuel Records reissued Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus project in August 2009.

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