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Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe reveals infectious new single and video 'Last Train To Tokyo'

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 Gangwas 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.


Oct 22John Dee Live Club & PubOslo, Norway
Oct 23PustervikGothenburg, Sweden
Oct 24Fryshuset KlubbenStockholm, Sweden
Oct 25High Voltage Rock ClubCopenhagen, Denmark
Oct 26HeadCRASHHamburg, Germany
Oct 27FRANNZ ClubBerlin, Germany
Oct 29La MaroquinerieParis, France
Oct 3002 Academy IslingtonLondon, United Kingdom
Nov 01Brudenell Social ClubLeeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02The Craufurd ArmsWolverton, United Kingdom
Nov 03Engine RoomsSouthhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 04The Mill, DigbethBirmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05The GarageGlasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 06Manchester Club AcademyManchester, United Kingdom
Nov 07The FleeceBristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08The SugarmillStoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Nov 09Hard Rock Hell Chapter XIIIVauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

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 to pre-order on CD, Coloured Vinyl, Digital formats and special D2C bundlesHERE

RECORDED AND MIXED AT: E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland
PRODUCED BY: Michael Monroe, Rich Jones and Steve Conte.

Michael Monroe - vocals, sax and harmonica
Rich Jones - guitar and vocals
Steve Conte - guitar and vocals
Sami Yaffa - bass
Karl Rockfist - drums

Guest appearances fromCaptain 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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