Guitar hero Michael Schenker has described a new tour with his former Michael/McAuley Schenker Group band mates as ‘a miracle’.

The German axe-meister will hit the UK this autumn alongside Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley.

And the all-new Michael Schenker Fest will celebrate the very best in 80s and 90s hard rock.

“It’s a miracle that after all these years, a tour like this will take place with the original band members of “M.S.G.,” he said.

“Being able to go back to those days and celebrate the music is an exciting experience for us as well as for old and new fans.

“To being able to re-experience, and for the new audience to get a feel of what it was like, is incredibly enjoyable.”

The project reunites the original Michael/McAuley Schenker Group vocalists – Barden, Bonnet and McAuley – plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums).

Michael Schenker Fest will visit London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Nov 2), Sheffield O2 Academy (Nov 3), Manchester O2 Ritz (Nov 4) and Hull City Hall (Nov 5).

Tickets are on sale now.