Due to a four-year battle with a recurring acid reflux and the nasty stomach bacteria HP, singer Robin McAuley has now been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and requires surgery and can no longer participate in the upcoming MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP fall North American tour by doctor’s order.
Commented Robin in a statement: “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.”
According to the Michael Schenker News And Tour Information web site, 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.
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 on drums, Wayne Findlay on guitar and Elliott Rubinson 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.