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Win A Ticket For Michael Schenker Group @ Sony Hall on 10/22/2022

The city continues to rise from the pains of the pandemic and amazing artists are returning to the venues to perform for their fans at a record pace which is a fantastic thing. As the nation and our fair Metropolis are still battling the pandemic on many fronts, it’s not been all that easy to offer up the same number of giveaways that we used to do in the before times. Slowly but surely we rise once more and are happy to share this latest one with our readers. If memory serves me correctly, this will be the very first time that PiercingMetal tickets to see Michael Schenker.

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The Details: Michael Schenker’s name is legendary among the legions of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans of the world from his early days in the Scorpions and onto UFO and then into his formation of the Michael Schenker Group which is most famously referred to as MSG with that bold logo. When many of us envision the Flying V we think of Michael Schenker and now as the musician celebrates his 50th Anniversary of touring the performance is sure to be loaded with classics and maybe even a few deep cuts. I can’t wait to be there and thanks to the marketing team at the beautiful Sony Hall in New York City, some of the PiercingMetal readership will be getting the chance to enjoy this concert for free. Let’s go over some of the details on how you participate in this giveaway.

When and Where: Saturday, October 22nd at Sony Hall (235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036) at 7PM.

To Participate: To celebrate the return of the Mad Axeman to our Big Apple metropolis I am going to test our participants skills for this giveaway. Please read carefully as you will need to complete ALL of the requirements to make the cut when I do the selections. I love “threes” so let’s start with you naming your “3” favorite MSG albums along with a sentence or so on what does it about each of these albums in your eyes. Across all these albums what are your “3” very favorite MSG Tracks. I’d also like to know why on that please. Lastly, how many years have you been following the musician and how many times have you caught him in action. There are no wrong answers here. Hey and how about a Bonus Round on which is your favorite Scorpions and UFO release/song that features Schenker. Now before you get into this assignment you should refer to the guidelines below as its important for this type of giveaway.

– Enter only once. Comments are moderated and don’t appear immediately after submission so be patient and don’t enter numerous times. You should see “your comment is awaiting moderation” once you submit it. It will appear once I approve it. Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry.
– Number the requirements for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not.
– The entry should be a good read, so a sentence or two of facts that make up your required three items. Saying “because he rules dude” will not impress me and not help your cause.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is super important because I will be sending you a confirmation email and sharing with the house in case they have last minute audience updates. We stress that you do NOT place this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you really have interest in attending and its possible for you to do so. This is a NYC performance so if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you should be entering.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see them so you know if you won or not.
– Compose your entry on a text editor and then paste it into the comment form so you don’t lose any work. We’ve learned that sometimes a mobile feed is tricky so be sure to have a strong signal or use a laptop.

Get to work because this one will close by Friday afternoon on 1/23/2022 or if the provisions are depleted before that time.

Restrictions: The PiercingMetal Giveaways are open to our regional site visitors and Social Networking Followers (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube) and we always look for submissions from those who might not have won in the past. As your name will be on the guest list there are NO physical tickets to claim on site. Please be advised that some COVID-19 Safety Protocols might be in place based on venue management and those will be enforced. “Guest” and “Anonymous” submissions will NOT be honored so make sure you have your name in the specified part of the comment entry.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this giveaway, I will commenting on your own comment about the win. I will also be sharing the information you will need should you encounter any issues on your arrival to the venue. You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from. Winners of the giveaway will go to the podium at the venue entrance and ask for the “House Guest List”. Your name will be there and if you run into any difficult, politely ask for a House Manager and explain that this giveaway comes care of the Blue Note Entertainment Marketing Team and PiercingMetal. Remember this is a single ticket only with no plus one and there are no exceptions to this rule.

7 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Michael Schenker Group @ Sony Hall on 10/22/2022”

  1. First 3 Favorite Schenker Releases
    First LP: Micheal Schenker Group – After leaving UFO Schenker came we such determination on the premiere solo album
    Produced by Deep Purple Bassist Roger Glover
    Schenker introduced the world to Singer Gary Barden who’s vocals I loved at times even better then Phil Moog
    & also had session drummer extraordinaire Simon Philips
    Favorite Track
    Lost Horizons Epic Journey with tons of Feeling coming out of Schenker guitar & great vocals by Barden
    2 LP: M.S.G – Now Schenker is in total control with an all star band of
    Gray Barden Vocals
    Paul Raymond former UFO Rhythm Guitarist & Keyboardist
    Chris Glenn on Bass
    Cozy Powell on Drums
    Produced by Ron Nevison
    This is a power packed album with chock full of Amazing songs & killer solos by schenker
    Favorite Track
    Looking For Love
    Speeding Locomotive going thru out the entire song
    Cozy pounding those skins top notch
    Third LP: Assault Attack
    new lineup
    Graham Bonnet vocals
    Ted McKenna Drums
    Chris Glenn Bass
    First song punches you right in the gut
    With forceful power
    Grahams vocals top notch
    From production by
    Martin Birch of Deep Purple/Rainbow/Iron Maiden/Black Sabbath iconic lps
    Even tho the single was Dancer which I felt was the weakest song every other song rises above
    Favorite Song
    Assault Attack
    Because of the production of Martin Birch it feels like a song that came out yesterday
    Amazing power by all on this song
    I’ve been a fan of Schenker since hearing ufo live lp strangers in the night
    From This Kids to Mother Mary to Love to love not to mention Rock Bottom which is always a show stopper live he is in my top 5 guitarist of all Time
    I’ve see. Him perform since the 1980s when he opened up for Molly Hatchet at the Palladium
    & have watched him live well over 30x in my life
    Bonus Favorite:
    Scorpions – In Search Of The Peaceful Mind
    UFO – This Kids

    1. Whew. That’s some kind of rundown Paul but I guess I got what I asked for in spades. Congrats my friend you will be seeing the Michael Schenker Group at the Sony Hall this Saturday. Please refer to the instructions in the section marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full details. Enjoy the show.

  2. My favorite albums:

    1.MSG (1981) Schenker and Powell together. Combining these talents you have songs still on the setlist today.
    2.Assault Attack (1982) Schenker and Bonnet together. Michael is always better with a great singer and Bonnet is one of the greats
    3. Arachnophobiac (2003) Schenker and Stu Hamm. Not as popular with some but these two together have some great stuff.

    My favorite songs:

    1.Attack if the Mad Axeman – Cozy pounding with that solo
    2.Doctor Doctor (from One Night at Budokan (1982). This is one of the first songs my friend AT III helped me work out on bass
    3.Save Yourself from McCauley Schenker Group – that solo

    Close runner up – Drilled to Kill From Immortal 2021) Great track with keys by Derek Sherinian and vocals by Ralf Scheepers

    I saw the Maestro perform around 13 times, starting at Lamour in 1984. I also saw him 2 X with UFO. Favorite UFO album? I am gonna cheat. The Strangers in the Night 2020 deluxe box set with 8 concerts. As noted before, Doctor Doctor is the song for personal reasons. For the Scorpions I will go with Lovedrive, although MS did not play on the whole album. Coast to Coast would be my favorite MS song because of the mood of the sound

    1. That’s great stuff Tom and thank you for participation. This is the kind of comments I like because they assist with the research into the artist catalog which always helps the newbie or the casual fan. Thanks to these efforts you will be seeing the legendary guitarist at the Sony Hall this Saturday. Please refer to the instructions in the section marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full details. Enjoy the show.

  3. “3” favorite MSG albums are 1) Assault Attack which unites Michael with former Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet and providing epic depth to the songs and vocal melody 2) MSG First LP which was a make or break album for Michael after leaving UFO/ Scorpions (kinda pressure like Ozzy had after leaving Sabbath pairing up with Randy Rhoads) and he hits a grand slam with full frontal axe attack and band lineup. Finally 3) Built to Destroy which features the really cool Captain Nemo guitar work by Michael.
    “3” very favorite MSG Tracks – Wow too many to pick from but going to be different and say Desert Song with the diminished guitar sound and Bonnet doing an awesome job. Captain Nemo as you can here it being used as an into by many podcasters and then Intro the Arena which is hard marching and captures the title of the song (like March of the Crabs by Anvil)
    I have been following Michael for over 40+ years with his music in the Scorpions, UFO, MSG, etc. and have seen him live only 2 times and would like to go for the hatrick with this show.
    Bonus Round – Doctor Doctor is a great tune and is always an intro song for Iron Maiden even to these days. There are many other including Love to Love and Lights Out but I digress 
    Great job to everyone at Piercing Metal and to Kenny for bringing us the latest news, concert footage and great reviews – Rock on !!!

  4. Alright my friends that is it and this ticket giveaway is 100% closed. Please do not submit any additional entries as they will not be valid. You’re of course welcome to submit something if you feel like adding your own views on the music of MSG. To the winners of this giveaway, please refer to the section of the post marked “If You Win This Giveaway”. It has all the necessary details for you to be aware of. I’m planning on attending as well and hope to see everyone rocking out.

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