Saturday, 21 July 2018

Absolva announce 34 tour dates including 7 with Michael Schenker


Absolva, the Manchester-based British metal band featuring current members of Iced Earth and the Blaze Bayley band, announce their 2018 tour schedule including 7 shows appearing as special guests with legendary Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker.

The Absolva band members have a history of extensive touring since forming in 2012, and relish once again an extended trip around Europe. Being chosen as special guests on the Michael Schenker Fest also gives the band the opportunity to warm the crowd for renowned vocalists Graham Bonnet, Doogie White, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley.

The tour begins in Sweden with an Absolva headline show in Varberg on 4th October, whilst the sequence with Michael Schenker starts in Malaga (Spain) on 27th October. The tour finale is an Absolva headline show at hometown Manchester, Academy 3 on 22nd December.

Says singer/guitarist Chris Appleton “For me it's a real honour and a pleasure to be reunited with guitar legend Michael Schenker who has always been a massive influence on my guitar playing and my career. We toured with him on previous occasions both as Absolva and also previously as Fury UK, which was a great experience, and we are very happy and proud to have gained many loyal fans at those shows”

The line-up on the European tour will be Chris Appleton (lead vocals / lead guitar), Luke Appleton (rhythm guitar / backing vocals), Martin Mcnee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass / backing vocals). 

The full European tour schedule is as follows….

4th Sweden, Varberg, Backstage
5th Sweden, Trollhattan , Backstage Rockbar
6th Sweden, Sandviken Metal Club, Sandviken
11th Finland, Helsinki, On The Rocks
13th Finland, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
17th Poland, Lublin, Grafitti Klub
18th Poland, Tychy, Underground
19th Poland, Szczecin, Rocker Club
20th Germany, Berlin, Werk 9
21st Germany, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
27th Spain, Malaga, Paris 15 (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest)
28th Spain, Madrid, Sala Riveria (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
30th Italy, Milan, Live Club (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
31st Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7 (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
1st Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
2nd Germany, Karlsruhe, Festhalle Durlach (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
3rd Netherlands, Melkweg, Amsterdam (special guests with Michael Schenker Fest))
7th Netherlands, Geleen, De Meister
8th Germany, Bochum, Rockpalast
9th Germany, Siegen, Vortex
10th Belgium, Hamme, Rockfest Hall
14th France, Orleans, Blue Devils
15th France, Lyon, Rock n Eat
16th Switzerland, St-Maurice, Manoir Pub
17th Germany, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
18th Germany, Konstanz, Rockbar
23rd Germany, Renchen, Come Inn
24th France, Nancy, Chez Paulette
25th Belgium, Deinze, Café Elpee
29th Germany, Krefeld, Kulturrampe
30th Netherlands, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
1st UK, Reading, Facebarmageddon
2nd UK, Swindon, The Victoria
22nd UK, Manchester, Academy 3

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