From Michael Schenker’s website, Vocalist David Van Landing will front Michael Schenker‘s band on the upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off on October 3 in Modesto, California. David will be stepping in for Robin McAuley, who was originally slated to take part in the trek after recently reuniting with Schenker for their first full tour together in almost 20 years.
Van Landing, who has previously done three tours with MSG and had a short stint with CRIMSON GLORY, said: “I am just looking forward to getting out on the road again with the boys and seeing all my old friends and hopefully meet some new ones!!”
In addition to Schenker and Van Landing, the lineup for the forthcoming tour is expected to include Pete Holmes (BLACK N BLUE) on drums, Wayne Findlay (MSG) on guitar and Elliott Rubinson (DEAN GUITARS) on bass.
Due to a four year battle with a recurring Acid Reflux and the nasty Stomach Bacteria, HP, Robin McAuley has now been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and requires surgery and can no longer participate in the Upcoming MSG fall North American tour by Doctors order.
Robin has released this statement in regards to this decision…..
“In light of the upcoming MSG shows beginning early October 2012, I regretfully am forced to cancel my appearance with Michael Schenker. I expect to be back in the saddle soon as this is taken care of but it’s important for all the fans to know how very disappointed I am. I make a point of staying healthy and always ready to meet the challenges of each day as it comes. This is one of those days I rarely have to confront, but here it is nonetheless. I promise to be back at ya! real soon. Be well, all of you, and thank you for your support.
God Bless, Robin.”
The MICHAEL SCHENKER “Temple of Rock” North American Tour will continue with DAVID VAN LANDING replacing Robin on vocals who has been the cornerstone of MSG tours in the 90’s as the lead vocalist and most recently was featured on the MICHAEL SCHENKER sold out tour of South America in 2011. Schenker is happy to have him for the second leg of the North America tour now.
See all of you out there! Keep Rockin! And all the best to Robin!