“Sensory Overdrive”, the new solo album from Michael Monroe, iconic rock ‘n’ roll frontman and founding member of hugely influential Finnish outfit HANOI ROCKS, will be released in the U.S. and Canada on August 23 via Spinefarm/Universal.

“Sensory Overdrive” was released on March 14 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records. The CD features guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and three-time Grammy-winning country/folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

“Sensory Overdrive” was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, JOHN LENNON, CLUTCH, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT and NEW YORK DOLLS, among many others.

“Sensory Overdrive” track listing:

01. Trick Of The Wrist
02. ’78
03. Got Blood?
04. Superpowered Superfly
05. Modern Day Miracle
06. Bombs Away
07. All You Need
08. Later Won’t Wait
09. Gone, Baby Gone
10. Center Of Your Heart
11. Debauchery As A Fine Art

In support of the CD, Michael will head out on a 16-date U.S and Canadian tour with his all-star band featuring guitarists Steve Conte (NEW YORK DOLLS) and Dregen (HELLACOPTERS, BACKYARD BABIES), bassist Sami Yaffa (HANOI ROCKS, NEW YORK DOLLS, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS), and drummer Karl Rockfist (DANZIG).

Following the U.S. run, the band will head to Japan for the V Rock festival, to be followed by shows in Michael’s home country of Finland. The band will then end 2011 with a run of shows in the U.K., co-headlining with Wednesday 13.

Michael Monroe U.S./Canadian tour dates:

Sep. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Oct. 01 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Oct. 02 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 04 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Oct. 05 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 06 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theater
Oct. 07 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Oct. 08 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
Oct. 09 – St Paul, MN – Station 4
Oct. 10 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct. 12 – Denver, CO – Moe’s
Oct. 15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct. 16 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Oct. 18 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon Theater
Oct. 19 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre
Oct. 20 – Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

“’78” (a homage to a year of great music and significant cultural happenings), was made available on February 21 on both digital download and colored vinyl complete with exclusive extra track.

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