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MICHAEL MONROE'S NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY

The album titled 'I Live Too Fast To Die Young' is available on CD Digipak, 12” Red Vinyl, Signed Limited Edition 12” Vinyl with Alternative Artwork, Digital Download, Streaming and special D2C bundles now at this location.

Michael Monroe, the gargantuan, gregarious, glamorous rock ‘n’ roll God who struts and fronts it with the same power and panache he first thrust our way leading Hanoi Rocks all those years ago, does not try to be a philosopher, but goddamn, he projects like one.

Throughout his latest (and greatest) venture I Live Too Fast To Die Young, Monroe tells tales of glory and observed stories, some pretty, some shitty, but all through a lens of eventual optimism, hope and a sense of dirty, cheeky late-night fun. Monroe’s lens has always been directed towards the upside, even after the greatest downs a man can suffer, and the sheer power of his positive energy infuses everything he comes into contact with.

The eleven lean, mean, raw power rock ‘n’ roll songs which make up I Live Too Fast To Die Young see Monroe swagger the streets like a rock-punk poet, a storyteller who’s seen it all from the hellholes of Helsinki to the late-nights in London’s St. Moritz with some trashy times in Tokyo to boot. Warm, funny, occasionally sad but ultimately upbeat, I Live Too Fast To Die Young brings the listener into the heart and soul of its creator.

The title track, ‘I Live Too Fast To Die Young’, is quintessential Monroe, playing with words and concepts in a playfully irreverent way and wrapping it all up in some proper ‘fuck you’ rock ‘n’ roll. A close friend of Monroe’s, Slash from Guns N’ Roses, throws down some lead guitar on the track.

The band, who will perform with Alice Cooper later this month, are due to appear at a string of summer shows, including the recently announced London (UK) dates, July 1st and 2nd, as special guests to Guns N’ Roses.

2022 Shows:

10 Jun – ROCK IN THE CITY, Kuopio (FI)
11 Jun – SWEDEN ROCK, Sölvesborg (SE)
15 Jun – Amfiteatr, Strzelinko (PL)*
17 Jun – Stadthalle, Zwickau (DE) *
18 Jun – AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL, Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES)
21 Jun – Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf (DE)*
22 Jun – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt (DE)*
25 Jun – HELLFEST, Clisson (FR)
29 Jun – Ippodromo San Siro, Milan (IT)*
01 Jul – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London (GB)**
02 Jul – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London (GB)**
07 Jul – SAUNA OPEN AIR, Tampere (FI)
08 Jul – ROCK IN THE CITY, Oulu (FI)
09 Jul – Kulttuuritalo, Pyhtää (FI)
13 Jul – M/S Rhea, Jyväskylä (FI)
14 Jul – Suisto-Klubi, Hämeenlinna (FI)
15 Jul – VAUHTIAJOT, Seinäjoki (FI)
16 Jul – ROCK IN THE CITY, Rovaniemi (FI)
22 Jul – Logomon Terassikesä, Turku (FI)
23 Jul – Krapin Pajan Puistokonsertti, Tuusula (FI)
30 Jul – SKOGSROJET FESTIVAL, Rejmyre (SE)
03 Aug – WACKEN OPEN AIR, Wacken (DE)
05 Aug – Allas Sea Pool, Helsinki (FI)
06 Aug – VAASA FESTIVAL, Vaasa (FI)
13 Aug – Olympia, Tampere (FI)
19 Aug – ROCK IN THE CITY, Pori (FI)
20 Aug – Möysän Musaklubi, Lahti (FI)
27 Aug – HRH Sleaze, Sheffield (UK)

*Supporting Alice Cooper / **Supporting Guns N’ Roses

For tickets and more information please visit: www.michaelmonroe.com/web/

Michael Monroe and gang have also recently announced to be joining Black Star Riders on their 2023 UK tour along with Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The tour will kick-off on February 13th at Nottingham’s Rock City and tickets will be available on general sale from 10 AM on Thursday, June 9th.

2023 UK Tour Dates (with Black Star Riders and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons):

13 Feb – Nottingham, Rock City
15 Feb – Norwich, UEA
16 Feb – Ipswich, Corn Exchange
17 Feb – Manchester, O2 Ritz
18 Feb – Wolverhampton, KK's Steel Mill
19 Feb – Leeds, O2 Academy
21 Feb – Cardiff, Tramshed
22 Feb – Bristol, O2 Academy
23 Feb – Glasgow, SWG3
24 Feb – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
26 Feb – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

I Live Too Fast To Die Young Track Listing:

01 - Murder the Summer of Love
02 - Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics
03 - Derelict Palace
04 - All Fighter
05 - Everybody's Nobody
06 - Antisocialite
07 - Can't Stop Falling Apart
08 - Pagan Prayer
09 - No Guilt
10 - I Live Too Fast to Die Young
11 - Dearly Departed

Band Line-Up:

  • Michael Monroe - lead vocals, harmonica
  • Steve Conte - guitars, vocals
  • Rich Jones - guitars, vocals
  • Karl Rockfist - drums
  • Sami Yaffa - bass, vocals, guitar
  • Recorded and mixed by Erno “Error” Laitinen at Inkfish Studios, Helsinki, Finland
  • Produced by Erno “Error” Laitinen, Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Sami Yafa, Steve Conte & Karl Rockfist
  • Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers

Additional musicians:

  • Slash - guitar solo & additional guitars on “I Live Too Fast To Die Young”
  • Lenni-Kalle Taipale - Piano on “Antisocialite” & “Can’t Stop Falling Apart”
  • Suvi Aalto & Astrid Nicole - Additional backing vocals on “Can’t Stop Falling Apart” & “Murder The Summer Of Love”
  • Neil Leyton - Additional backing vocals on “Everybody’s Nobody”, “Murder The Summer Of Love” & “All Fighter”

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