WHITE LION - MIKE TRAMP NEWS
Mike Tramp & The Rock N Roll Circuz released a new album - Stand Your Ground
More info on this new album on The Mike Tramp Fansite
Mike Tramp will be the opening act for KISS when they play Denmark.
I added some more White Lion, Mike tramp & Freak of Nature songs to the "SONGS" section on this website.
Some of them are very early White Lion songs (before Fight to Survive).
Mike Tramp has just released his new solo album in Denmark!
Check the Mike Tramp fansite for more news about this!
Mike Tramp & The Rock N Roll Circuz:
Mike Tramp Lead Vocals
Claus Longwood: Bass
Morten Hellborn: Drums
Søren Andersen: Guitar
Emily Garriock: Vocals, keyboards
Also, Mike tours Denmark this year.
You can check them at the tourdates section on the website!
Mike Tramp will release a brand new solo album which is planned
for a release in Denmark in october.
Later the album will probably released in other territories.
Mike also will be restyling his website soon.
Henning has posted a message on his Myspace page a while ago that
the operations went well and that he expects to be able to play again in the future.
Although this will take some months of recovering.
HENNING WANNER had a terrible accident - message from the hospital:
I just survived a very bad car accident. A heavy Jaguar limousine got into my lane
and hit my car face-to-face, so my car is just one piece of metal and glass.
It took the firemen one hour to cut me out of the wreck.
I am so happy to be still alive! But I will be in hospital for the next weeks and
after that I will visit a physiotherapists center for at least one month as I will have
to relearn how to walk etc.
My hip is broken and will be fixed with metal plates and my left arm was broken many times,
but there was already a very complicated surgery and all the doctors are working on getting me back into life and back onto stage.
BUT: I will not be able to play with JADED HEART in Austria in July - I am so sorry.
At the same time I am desperate and very happy, but these are tough and painful times.
PS: Please drive carefully..."
Mike Tramp is planning some tourdates.
I will add the dates as some as they will be officially confirmed
Mike Tramp's rock choir has become 2nd at the the finals of Danish tv show Allstars.
White Lion bassplayer Claus Langeskov ended on the 13th spot at the finals of the 2009 Eurovision songcontest.
He played for Denmark with Brinck.
WELCOME TO THIS NEW WHITE LION & MIKE TRAMP FANSITE.
THE OLD FANSITE ON GEOCITIES WILL DISSAPEAR THIS SUMMER BECAUSE
YAHOO DECIDED TO SHUT DOWN THE GEOCITIES FREE WEBSITE SERVICE.
SO I WELCOME YOU ALL ON THIS NEW WEBSITE!
DON'T FORGET TO BOOKMARK THIS WEBSITE!
KEEP ROCKING & STAY COOL!
White Lion Bassplayer Claus Langeskov will be playing in the band for the
Danish participant at the Eurovision songcontest in Moscow!
Denmark will be in the 2nd half final.
this will be the 2nd time that a White Lion member will play at this contest.
Mike tramp participated with his band Mabel way back in the 70's already.
Mike Tramp currently is participating in a Danish TV show in which he formed
a rock choir which wil compete against other choirs.
Every week one choir has to leave untill one choir wins the final.
(like idols but now only with choirs).
the money earned by this program will be given to charity.
The programm is called ALLSTARS.
New North American tourdates!
Fresh off their European and S. American tours in support of Return Of The Pride
reactivated hard rockers White Lion have scheduled new North American tourdates!
CHECK THE TOURDATES SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS!
More dates in November and December will be announced soon.
Bassist EJ Curse from Silent Rage will be filling in bass duties on shows for the remainder of 2008.
WHITE LION Live DVD completed!!!
White Lion recently completed work on a 60-minute live DVD
from its 2005 Bang Your Head!!! festival appearance, featuring
interview footage along with other bonus material in anticipation of
a late 2008/early 2009 release.
More information can be found at www.returnofthepride.com.
NEW ALBUM: RETURN OF THE PRIDE
All the trademarks of the White Lion classic sound can be found again in the
new album which offers a musical variety that covers the entire musical spectrum the band is well know for.
"Return Of The Pride" kicks off with "Sangre de Cristo", a thunderous epic
that ventures into lyrical and musical territories best heard, than described.
"Battle At Little Big Horn" is the albums other soaring epic, a musical re-enactment
of one of Native Americans most significant historical events: Custers Last Stand.
Hook laden rockers such as "Dream", "Live Your Life" and "Finally See The Light" maintain
a positive musical and lyrical vibe throughout the
album, whereas "Gonna Do It My Way" and "Let Me Be Me" are the modern day "Living On The Edge"
songs of rebellion.
"Return of The Pride" will include the following songs:
*Sangre de Cristo
*Live Your Life
*Set Me Free
*Battle at Little Big Horn
*Never Let You Go
*Gonna Do It My Way
*Finally See The Light
*Let Me Be Me
*Take Me Home (European Bonus Track)
WHITE LION SIGNED TO FRONTIERS RECORDS:
Frontiers Records has announced the signing of WHITE LION for the band's first
studio album in 16 years, entitled "Return of the Pride". The CD was
produced by MIKE TRAMP and Claus Langeskov during 2007 in both Australia
and Copenhagen and is scheduled for release on March 14.
According to singer MIKE TRAMP, the album title could be interpreted in two
ways. "In a musical sense, we have taken a step back in time rather than a
step forward in time," he says. "Over the course of this album, lyrically
and musically many concepts and themes have been explored. Maybe 'Return
of the Pride' means something entirely different."
WHITE LION will hit the road again in the summer of 2008. "We are not
interested in fixing what isn't broke," says Mike. "Our mission is simple:
to bring the classic sound of WHITE LION to the people that still live for
that music." Mike adds that the band's new album will be "classic rock in
its truest form and a representation of the musical influences that have
attached themselves over time."
Just found this great review from the Sweden Rock Festival show White
Lion did last summer:
WHITE LION, which made its first roars at three o'clock on Sweden Stage.
The legendary 80's hard rock group played 75 minutes, and so managed to
include a good selection of hits in the set.
Unfortunately White Lion has for years only included Mike Tramp as the only original member, so we couldn't witness the fine guitar work by Vito Bratta, but Jamie Law played brilliantly as well.
Tramp is still a good showman, he didn't speak much between the songs, but sang like it was still 80's.
He even showcased his talents at the end of "Lady Of The Valley" with a gigantic scream, which ended to his voice delaying over the speakers for a while.
Seing the band for the first time brought up such an amazing feeling, shivers down my spine and almost a tear in my eye, that I couldn't help but smile through the show. It was magical.
And sometimes you gotta wonder how you can still remember lyrics from two
decades ago. Everyone was singing along and felt the warmth of memories the
band's classy performance raised.
Tramp's thoughts wondered to the 80's a few times, and he thought, like most
of us, that 80's rocked this night and so took us "back to the
battlefield", playing "All The Fallen Men".
He also dedicated "Living On The Edge" to the glory of the 80's, and brought
up such classic tunes like Iron Maiden's "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" and
Black Sabbath's "Heaven And Hell" in his speaches, after which his conclusion
was that White Lion doesn't have a classic 80's ballad,
playing "When The Children Cry" afterwards.
That did the trick too, and most do consider it a ballad, even with such a wimpy title.
Unfortunately only one song was heard off "Mane Attraction", which is a great
album in my opinion, and that was "Broken Heart", actually
already released in "Fight To Survive".
The Golden Earring cover "Radar Love" ended the show with style, although they
could've played an own song instead.
Keysman Henning "wanderer" Wanner was seen wandering all around the festival
area, though mostly backstage. The man has energy and takes time
to chat with fans and other people.
Setlist: Hungry, Little Fighter, El Salvador, Living On The Edge, Broken Heart,
Tell Me, All The Fallen Men, If My Mind Is Evil, Lady Of The Valley,
Wait, When The Children Cry, Radar Love (Golden Earring cover)
I just wanted to add that i did a new interview.
this time it is Troy Patrick Farrell which fell down from his rebel drumkit to write a few lines!
you can find it in the interviews section
!!!!!!!USA TOUR AND ALBUM UPDATES!!!!!!!
MIKE TRAMP ANNOUNCES WHITE LION WITHDRAWAL FROM US TOUR:
In response to the recent rumors surrounding White Lion and the Poison / Ratt
summer tour - White Lion frontman Mike Tramp responds:
"On behalf of myself and White Lion, I would like to clear up the many
misperceptions and rumors that have been created by Live Nation's decision
to withdraw White Lion as the opening act of the summer 2007 Poison tour.
While we are limited in what we can say about the issue because of
pending litigation, we can inform everyone that Live Nation's decision
was not based on any controversy over whether Mike Tramp has the
legal right to perform as White Lion.
Our information is that Live Nation's decision was based upon a threatened
lawsuit by former White Lion guitarist Vito Bratta. Even though Live
Nation believed Vito's lawsuit to be frivolous and had confirmed that Mike
Tramp has the legal right to perform as White Lion, they did not want
to spend '1 dollar' on litigation. Faced with the cancellation of a
tour that was to begin within weeks, our attorneys went the extra mile to
work out a deal with Vito Bratta to drop his threatened lawsuit but even
with the threat of litigation eliminated, Live Nation continued on their
ill-informed course of dropping White Lion from the Poison tour.
Like myself, I know that there are many fans across the United States who are
extremely disappointed by Live Nation's decision and we intend to use
all options to fight this arbitrary and misinformed decision.
Hopefully, there will be a day when decisions about staging a rock n' roll
tour will be more about pleasing the fans and less about conservative and
baseless corporate decisions.
Unfortunately, as has been the case far too many times, instead of playing rock n' roll
as planned, we are going to end up in court." - Mike Tramp
Regardless of not being part of the Poison tour, White Lion will still
continuing touring and fulfill their many headline shows in the USA that
were scheduled between the Poison shows, including the Rocklahoma festival.
Mike Tramp is also confirming to MelodicRock.com that the band has just
finished recording their first studio album due
to be released later this year.
The album will be mixed by Dennis Ward and will be titled: Return of the Pride.
Stay tuned for exclusive updates on this.
Mike concludes: "White Lion just finished a killer show at Gods of Metal festival in Milan/Italy,
and will appear on Sweden Rock June 8....It's only just begun"
Here you can read a new interview with Mike Tramp which is giving plenty
details about the past, the present and the future:
TRAMPS WHITE LION WILL BE BACK!!!
Tramps White Lion will do a European tour in november and december this year.
This means that unless his decission last year to never play White Lion
songs anymore Mike has decided to give this great band another go!
Mike's next solo album seems to be kept in the closet for now.
Here is a great review from mike's book:
Lars Daneskov is a journalist and writer, and has known Mike Tramp since the 80s.
The Vagabond is based on a series of interviews over 10 years with Mike Tramp.
THE STORY OF MIKE TRAMP
[Original title: Vagabonden
Historien om Mike Tramp]
285 pages, richly illustrated
Mike Tramp is one of the greatest international successes the Danish entertainment industry has produced.
In the 70s he was Michael Trempenau and a teen idol in Denmark. In the 80s he was selling millions
of records with his group White Lion in the USA and he appeared in Madison Square Garden.
Today he is back on the road playing in smaller venues.
Nevertheless, Mike Tramp still has a large international fan base from his times with White Lion and Freak of Nature.
Mike was taken out of school at the age of 15 to become a fulltime pop idol with the group Mabel.
Soon his name was on shampoo and wallpaper, and to catch a glimpse of the stars girls besieged his and the group's house day and night.
By the time he was 19, Mike had almost fled from Denmark.
Nowadays he is the only Danish rockstar who has shaken hands with Jacques Chirac, had a cup of tea with Ozzy Osbourne,
lost his innocence in Jean-Paul Belmondos summer house, appeared in a film with Tom Hanks and has been chosen New York's best rock singer.
A unique rock story is told in The Vagabond, not only about a lad from the Copenhagen cobblestones who wanted to take his music to the very top, but
also about the times when pop idol hysteria emerged all over the world and about the American heavy-light rock scene which was enormous in the 80s.
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