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.
Schenker's latest album, Temple Of Rock, was released in Europe on September 23, 2011 and in North America on October 11, 2011 on CD and LP through Schenker's own Inakustik label via MVD Entertainment Group.
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.”
Michael Schenker live dates are as follows:
3 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cats
4 - San Jose, CA - Rodeo Night Club
5 - W. Hollywood, CA - Key Club
6 - Las Vegas, NV - Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino
7 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
9 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
11 - Houston, TX - Concert Pub North
12 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
13 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
14 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
18 - Toronto, ON - The Rock Pile
20 - W. Greenwich, RI - The Rock House
21 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
23 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
24 - White Marsh, MD - House Of Rock
25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’S
26 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
27 - Savage, MN - Neisen’S Sports Bar & Grill
28 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
30 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
2 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
4 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
7 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
8 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
9 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach House
10 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15