A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colourful of walks. “One Man Gang,” the former Hanoi Rocks man’s brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock ‘n’ roll dream.
The album’s second single, “Last Train To Tokyo”, has the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riff that was designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.
“It’s a groovy, rockin’ track paying homage to Tokyo and Japan, one of the most rockin’ countries in the world” affirms Monroe. “In the ‘80s Hanoi Rocks had, and I have always had a very special relationship with Japan and it will always be one my favourite countries. Plus, they still live for rock ‘n’ roll as it should be celebrated, they still have physical product, they still make it crazy, exhausting and really exciting every time you go there, which I am really grateful for.”
The ‘Last Train To Tokyo’ video was recorded in Japan and features footage from the band’s dynamic performances at the Summer Sonic 2019 festival in Osaka and Tokyo. Directed and edited by Toni Kristian Tikkanen, ‘Last Train To Tokyo’ fully captures the vigour and rock ‘n’ roll essence of Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Steve Conte, Sami Yaffa and Karl Rockfist.
Recorded at E-Studios in Sipoo, Finland in about three weeks in March 2018, One Man Gang was produced by Monroe and his band-mates Rich Jones and Steve Conte. The album was engineered by Petri Majuri who also mixed the album in the fall 2018.
View the band’s previously released video for One Man Gang HERE
2019 TOUR DATES:
Oct 22 – John Dee Live Club & Pub – Oslo, Norway
Oct 23 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
Oct 24 – Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 25 – High Voltage Rock Club – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 26 – HeadCRASH – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 27 – FRANNZ Club – Berlin, Germany
Oct 29 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct 30 – 02 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
Nov 01 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02 – The Craufurd Arms – Wolverton, United Kingdom
Nov 03 – Engine Rooms – Southhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 04 – The Mill, Digbeth Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05 – The Garage – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 06 – Manchester Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 07 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08 The Sugarmill Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
“ONE MAN GANG” TRACK LISTING:
1. One Man Gang
2. Last Train To Tokyo
3. Junk Planet
4. Midsummer Nights
5. The Pitfalls Of Being An Outsider
6. Wasted Years
7. In The Tall Grass
8. Black Ties And Red Tape
9. Hollywood Paranoia
10. Heaven Is A Free State
11. Helsinki Shakedown
12. Low Life In High Places
Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and as special D2C editions, pre-order live as of Aug 9th.
RECORDED AND MIXED AT: E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland
PRODUCED BY: Michael Monroe, Rich Jones and Steve Conte.
RECORDED, MIXED AND ENGINEERED BY: Petri Majuri
Michael Monroe – vocals, sax and harmonica
Rich Jones – guitar and vocals
Steve Conte – guitar and vocals
Sami Yaffa – bass Karl Rockfist – drums
Guest appearances from Captain Sensible (lead guitar on “One Man Gang”), Nasty Suicide (lead guitar on “Wasted Years”), Eicca Toppinen (cello on “Low Life In High Places”) and Tero Saarti (trumpet on “Heaven Is A Free State”).
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