Hanoi Rocks will break up by the end of 2008
The legendary Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks have decided to break up by the end of the year 2008.
The band's two frontmen, Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy, have announced feeling they have taken the band as far as it can go, and now wish to go their separate ways.
Hanoi Rocks will keep all commitments until the end of the year, including the UK tour starting in London on Halloween. The band will also do a final tour in Japan in the spring 2009 to say farewell to their fans in Japan. Immediately after that, they will have their last gigs at the legendary Tavastia Club in Helsinki, Finland, where their career originally got started in the 80's.
Hanoi Rocks was the first Finnish rock band to succeed internationally in the beginning of 1980s. However, in 1984 Hanoi Rocks broke up following the death of the drummer Razzle in a car accident only three weeks into their first nationwide US tour. Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy reformed Hanoi Rocks in 2001.
The first-ever Hanoi Rocks retrospective will be released on November 26: a two CD set titled 'This One's for Rock'n'Roll - The Best of Hanoi Rocks 1980-2008'.
22 October, 2008