News: Metal Mike To Tour With Dokken

Many of the visitors of the site are probably aware of the fact that Metal Mike Chlasciak has been on Talking Metal several times in the past.  There is the now “famous” story about Mark and John doing shots out of Dixie Cups with him.   He will be opening up for Dokken during a few east coast shows, with what some would consider an all-star lineup.  The band will feature bassist Mike LePond of Symphony X and Mike Lepond And The Silent Assassins fame, Marc Lopes who is best known for singing for Ross The Boss, and another old Talking Metal friend, Ron Lipnicki, best known for his work with Overkill, Hades, and oh yeah, Screaming Metal!

Here is the press releases that was sent our way:

“METAL” MIKE CHLASCIAK has announced his return to East Coast this spring as direct support for the legendary melodic rockers DOKKEN.

Metal Mike will join Dokken on the following dates:

March 08, 2019 – Historic German House, Rochester, NY
March 09, 2019 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

Joining Mike are metal musicians: Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss, Let Us Prey) on vocals and Ron Lipnicki (Overkill) on drums.

Metal Mike comments: “I’m beyond excited to see my friends in Dokken and be a part of these great shows where great songs and fiery guitar work rule the night! I’m also honored to have such great metal musicians and brothers take part of this with me. I appreciate this moment and to be able share the love of heavy metal with the many fans who are looking forward to seeing both bands together. Outside of my no frills solo material, fans will have a chance to hear the songs they know me from. Can’t wait!”

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907