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. He’s unveiled the album’s second single ‘Last Train To Tokyo’ – a track equipped with the sort of sticky-yet-crispy riffs that were designed to take over radios from Japan to Jamaica.
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, the video fully captures the vigour and rock ‘n’ roll essence of Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Steve Conte, Sami Yaffa and Karl Rockfist.
“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.”
‘Last Train To Tokyo’ follows the release of previous single ‘One Man Gang’ – the bombastic ballroom blitz that serves as the title track for the upcoming album. 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:
Oct 22John Dee Live Club & Pub –Oslo, NorwayOct 23
Pustervik – Gothenburg, SwedenOct 24
Fryshuset Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 25High Voltage Rock Club – Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 26HeadCRASH – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 27FRANNZ Club – Berlin, Germany
Oct 29La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct 3002 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
Nov 01Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02The Craufurd Arms – Wolverton, United Kingdom
Nov 03Engine Rooms – Southhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 04The Mill, Digbeth – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05The Garage – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 06Manchester Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 07The Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08The Sugarmill – Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Nov 09Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIII – Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Available to pre-order on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and special D2C bundles HERE