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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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Michael Schenker - SOLD OUT

February 06, 2014

Former guitarist of UFO
Opening act: Gundriver

Thursday, February 6
8pm $30 advance / $35 day of show

Premier seating + Meet and Greet $59


PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet (approx. 20 mins) will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.




It goes without saying, that the legendary and award-winning guitarist Michael Schenker has led a truly amazing rock’n’roll life. Born in Sarstedt near Hannover in 1955, Michael's career took off when he was just a teenager. At the age of nine, he was already listening to the Beatles and the Stones. By the age of 14 he was looking to learn from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Mountain and Black Sabbath.

He got off to a flying start: from 1969 to 1973 he played with his brother Rudolf Schenker in Germany's most successful rock band – the Scorpions. It was Rudolf who introduced him to the Gibson Flying V. When the Scorpions supported the British hard rock band UFO, Michael had the opportunity to switch bands.

For six years, Michael was a driving force behind the UFO sound. Some of his earliest compositions such as “Rock Bottom” and “Doctor Doctor” have become timeless rock classics.

After his departure from UFO in 1979, he briefly returned to the Scorpions to record their legendary “Lovedrive” album. Then he decided it was time to go solo.

Enter the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). “It was only when I started playing with this band that I could really put what I had learned and what I stand for into practice,” reflects Michael.

The first two albums became instant classics. “The Michael Schenker Group” (1980) and “MSG” (1981) contained songs like “Into The Arena”, “Armed And Ready”, “Ready To Rock” and “Attack Of The Mad Axeman” – all of which have become standards in Michael Schenker's concerts. Schenker soon developed the nickname - the “Mad Axeman”.

Full of creative power, dynamism and ideas, in 2011 Michael Schenker entered a new phase of his life – both creatively and personally – with his new band “Temple Of Rock”. He can be heard to be enjoying life more than ever before and reaping the artistic rewards from his previous achievements. The band members included Michael Voss (vocals), and Schenker’s trusty band mates Wayne Findley (guitar, keyboards), Pete Way (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums). On the following extended “Temple Of Rock” world tour, Doogie White took over vocal duties and Francis Buchholz played bass.