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MICHAEL MONROE Launches "Last Train To Tokyo" Video

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 1:50 PM


New Album One Man Gang Out October 18th

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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. Watch the video now on KNAC.COM HERE.

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 of 2018.

2019 TOUR DATES:

  • 10.22 - John Dee Live Club & Pub Oslo, Norway
  • 10.23 - Pustervik Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 10.24 - Fryshuset Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
  • 10.25 - High Voltage Rock Club Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 10.26 - HeadCRASH Hamburg, Germany
  • 10.27 - FRANNZ Club Berlin, Germany
  • 10.29 - La Maroquinerie Paris, France
  • 10.30 - 02 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
  • 11.01 - Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 11.02 - The Craufurd Arms Wolverton, United Kingdom
  • 11.03 - Engine Rooms Southhampton, United Kingdom
  • 11.04 - The Mill, Digbeth Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 11.05 - The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 11.06 - Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 11.07 - The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 11.08 - The Sugarmill Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
  • 11.09 - Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
ONE MAN GANG TRACK LISTING:
  • "One Man Gang"
  • "Last Train To Tokyo"
  • "Junk Planet"
  • "Midsummer Nights"
  • "The Pitfalls Of Being An Outsider"
  • "Wasted Years"
  • "In The Tall Grass"
  • "Black Ties And Red Tape"
  • "Hollywood Paranoia"
  • "Heaven Is A Free State"
  • "Helsinki Shakedown"
  • "Low Life In High Places"
Available on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and as special D2C editions, pre-order live as of Aug 9th.


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