Los Angeles, CA – April , 2 2009 – Michael Schenker and Gary Barden will begin their US Tour on June 9th, 2009 at the Keyclub in Hollywood, California. The tour was delayed due to Visa paperwork processing. This has been resolved and their “In The Midst Of Beauty” Tour is back on track! Doug Doppler-Certified Guitar Hero will also be performing. “In The Midst of Beauty” has hit the charts in the following countries: Germany: May 9th 2008 at No. 78 Sweden: May 22nd 2008 at No. 60 Japan: May 27th 2008 at No. 30 HMV Japan Rock Chart at No. 2 Amazon Japan at No. 2 on May 22nd 2008.
Michael Schenker was born on January 10, 1955, in Sarstedt near Hanover. At the tender age of fifteen he joined his brother Rudolf’s band, Scorpions, with whom he produced his 1972 debut album Lonesome Crow. Once the British rock act UFO had discovered Schenker’s amazing talent during a joint tour with the Scorpions, they invited the exceptional guitar whiz-kid to team up with them after the tour had finished. His first recording with UFO became an international masterpiece: Phenomenon (1974), featuring the classics ‘Doctor Doctor’ and ‘Rock Bottom’, is still considered one of the most important releases in the history of rock music.
Elfion is honored to be supporting Michael Schenker and Doug Doppler on June 9th, 2009. Elfion was Forged in Fire in 1984. The name Elfion was derived from a book titled “The Tree of Swords and Jewels.” Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO, MSG, Armored Saint, Savage Grace, Jag Panzer, and Queensryche inspired the band to keep Metal and Rock N Roll flowing in their local community! From 1984 to 1987 they played any gig they could get from backyard parties to clubs like the Red Onion, Spearmint Rhino, The Rock, Peppers, and The Marquee. During this period Elfion discovered the passion they had as a band. The passion was to play live events.