Hanoi rocks to reunite for Singer’s 60th birthday

Legendary Finnish band Hanoi Rocks reunite to celebrate front man Michael Monroe60th birthday. It is the first time the band has been on stage together in over 40 years.

Monroe’s 60th birthday celebration will take place at the Helinski Ice Hall this September. 23. The concert celebrating this major milestone will feature the original lineup of the band, Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide and Gyp Casino.

This particular Hanoi Rocks lineup last took the stage together on July 27, 1982 at Helsinki’s Tavastia. There have been countless requests for the band to get back together and perform, and now over 40 years later, it’s actually happening.

“This is the only appropriate time and place for all five original members of Hanoi Rocks to come on stage to play together after a hiatus of over 40 years,” says Monroe.

The Hanoi Rock frontman originally planned to keep the concert a secret, “but after thinking about it a bit more, I realized that it wouldn’t be fair, especially to the fans, not to publicize this in advance and that everyone should have a chance to be there.”

Monroe clarified, “This is not a Hanoi Rocks reunion, but a unique part of the anniversary concert.” The concert will feature performances by other musicians, including Monroe’s other band Demolition 23 – who have not performed together since 1995.

Hanoi Rocks had a prolific start to their career, releasing five studio albums between 1981-1984. The group suffered a tragic loss with the death of drummer Razzle in December 1984, with the band breaking up the following year after some shuffling of the group’s lineup. While certain members of the band have performed together since their split in the 80s, this will be the first performance by this group of the group since 1982.

Find out more about Michael Monroe’s 60th anniversary concert with Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 here.

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