2013 Michael is touring Europe with Wayne Findlay on keyboards/guitar, Doogie White on vocals. Francis Buchholz playing bass and Herman Rarebell on drums. Known as the "Lovedrive Reunion Tour", a video from that tour can be seen below:
MSG had a sucessful tour of the world in 2010 to promote MSG's 30th anniversary and MSG's last album "In The Midst Of Beauty", which reunited Michael with classic MSG singer Gary Barden! The U.S. leg featured the legendary Carmine Appice on drums. The everpresent rocker, Wayne Findlay, still holds down the keyboard and guitar spot. Check YouTube for many fan filmed highlights of this tour. The MSG show in Tokyo was filmed and released on DVD and Blu-Ray, titled MSG's 30th Anniversary Concert. Gary and Michael also released an outstanding acoustic album called "Gypsy Lady" in 2010.
The March 2004 issue of Guitar World lists the 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists and Michael Schenker stands in at number 22 for his work with SCORPIONS, UFO, & MSG. Michael released "Endless Jam 2", in 2005 and also "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around Michael Schenker on guitar playing renditions of classic songs. That CD is now out and is very good. As if that is not enough, Siggi Schwarz & The Electricguitar Legends, which features Michael's playing, have released a second CD with songs from the infamous Woodstock era. Michael also teamed up with former MSG singer Robin McAuley for an Iron Maiden tribute CD, doing a cover of "Run to the Hills". And again Michael plays on two tracks from a japanese video game soundtrack called "Heavy Metal Thunder".
The new release of "Michael Schenker Story" tour on DVD is available. It was available on VHS years ago from Michael's fan club direct. Bonus footage on the DVD is "bootleg" video of The Unforgiven World tour in 2000 that also was available from Michael. The 5.1 surround sound DVD runs 236 minutes [that's almost 4 hours!] and has over 40 songs from throughout Michael's career. I have both of these on VHS and this release on DVD will be welcome by Schenker fans. Now if we could only get some classic live UFO footage ...???
Other future plans and tour dates are mentioned on Ritchie's site and Michaels official website -
Check it out, very nice.
Michael Schenker Group DVDs
Learn How to play like Michael!
Great to Watch!
World Wide Live 2004
Live In Tokyo 1997