Michael Schenker Fest: O2 Academy Newcastle
German rock guitarist Michael Schenker will be in NE1 on 9th November at the O2 Academy celebrating their latest studio album release, Resurrection, whilst also performing an extended setlist of classics.
Best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band and nicknamed the "Blonde Bomber", he first rose to fame as an early member of Scorpions, then achieved fame in the mid-1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations.
He has rejoined UFO three times, producing an album each time. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, who is still a guitarist with Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, partly due to a long history of alcoholism and personal problems; still, Schenker continues to perform and record. He has been called "a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar."
0191 260 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne
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