Legendary singer Michael Monroe has premiered the video for “Goin’ Down With the Ship”, the latest single from his 2015-released studio album, Blackout States. The video arrives just as Monroe and his regular touring band hit US shores for a two-week run of shows.
“The song is not necessarily about sailing or seamanship as such,” Monroe explains. “It’s basically about us getting on the tour bus and hitting the road with our band. Ville Juurikkala, who shot the videos for ‘Ballad of the Lower East Side’, ‘Stained Glass Heart’ and ‘Old King’s Road’ has done this new one, too. It was pretty easy to make and includes some footage shot by the band while we were on tour.
“I think the video has a good vibe and we’re all happy with the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy it!”
Check the video out here:
MICHAEL MONROE US TOUR:
2/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
2/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
2/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
2/13: San Jose, CA @ Rock Bar
2/16: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater 1984
2/17: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
2/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
2/20: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
2/22: Miami, FL @ Monsters of Rock East Cruise*
Meanwhile, back in the UK, Monroe has now been confirmed for the inaugural Stone Free Festival at London’s O2 Arena. Monroe & Co. will be joining the likes of The Darkness and Blackberry Smoke on Saturday 18th June, in addition to headliner Alice Cooper, who requested the band as Special Guests for his UK headline shows in October of last year.