Former Misfits front-man Michale Graves is gearing up to hit the road for his 12+ shows in the UK The Beginning of the End Tour 2018. Launching January 24th in Cardiff, the tour criss-crosses the UK twice before winding down in Brigwater, Somerset on February 4th. Currently on the very successful US part of his tour, we are thrilled to see Michale Graves return to the UK for the first time in nearly 20 years!
A deplorable tour for deplorable people. We are soldiers of the culture war, fighting an information war and making punk rock great again…it’s the beginning of the end ~ Michale Graves
Beginning of the End Tour 2018 Dates:
24/01 @ FUEL - Cardiff
25/01@ BANNERMANS - Edinburgh
26/01 @ THE PARISH - Huddersfield
27/01 @ REBELLION - Manchester
28/01 @ THE UNDERWORLD - London
29/01 @ THE CORPORATION - Sheffield
30/01 @ NICE AND SLEAZY - Glasgow
31/01 @ THE CHURCH - Dundee
01/02 @ REDRUM - Stafford
02/02 @ YARDBIRDS - Grimsby
03/02 @ TRASH BAR - Bradford
04/02 @ THE COBBLESTONES - Bridgwater
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Michale Graves is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career has spanned nearly two decades. Michale entered the music scene as lead singer of The Misfits and after leaving the band embarked on a successful solo career. He has also appeared in many acclaimed film projects including “Bruiser”, 'Campfire Stories” and notably starring in “Perkin 14”. In August of 2012 Michale joined Hydraulic Entertainment as President and lead artist and began the most productive phase of his explosive career. Michale has released a series of sold out albums including Vagabond, Lost Skeleton Returns, Vagabond Acoustic, Supernatural, Wanderer, Zombies Unite, Wanderer Acoustic, Drifter, Revenge of the Zombies and he has just released a new monster rock album, When Worlds Collide. Graves has also acted in several short films produced by Hydraulic Entertainment including “Zombie”, “Half Human”, “Wanderer”, "Zombies" and "Ripper" as well as producing a spoken word anthology “Nightmares”. Always evolving as an artist, Michale has performed within several genres as fans followed his instantly recognizable voice across five continents. Known as much for his high energy live shows and deeply moving acoustical interpretations as he has a full three octave vocal range and heart-wrenching lyrics; Michale Graves is driven to create memorable performance experiences.
While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop-culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on numerous broadcast properties including The Andrew Wilkow Show, The Flow with Kurt Wallace, The Sean Hannity Show, Adam Vs The Man, The Howard Stern Show, Truth Frequency Radio, Where Monsters Dwell, The Guardian, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine.
Carlos Cofino (aka Loki) is a Puerto Rican born guitar player. Loki began playing guitar at 15 and quickly began playing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998 Loki began playing with more notable bands such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (Ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves (ex-Misfits) called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, Loki continued to work with Michale Graves on his solo projects and still plays guitar for Michale currently.
Mister Monster (2000-2001)
Spy Society 99 (2001)
Gotham Road (2003-2005)
The Doomsday Prophecy (2009-2012)
Darrow Chemical Company (2009-2016)
Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight (2016-Current)
Michale Graves (2006-Current)
BASS: Christopher Dean or “Dean”
In 2013, Dean joined New Jersey punk band, "Darrow Chemical Company". He played guitar on two US tours and a small Canadian run from 2013 - 2015. Later in 2015 Dean played bass for Horror Ska legends The Independents on a US tour.
Also in 2015, Dean filled in for Canadian punk rockers "Black Cat Attack" when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined SUM 41 on a surprise appearance at the AP awards.
Darkness Descends (Guitar 2011-2015)
Michale Graves (Bass 2017-Current)
Darrow Chemical Company(Guitar 2013-2015)
The Independents(Bass 2015)
Black Cat Attack(Guitar 2015)
GOTH (Guitar 2016)
The Draf Ft. Retro Glam (Special Guest solo on single released 2016)
Children of October (Bass 2016-2017)
Alyxx (Bass 2017-current)
DRUMS: Tony Baptist
Tony Baptist is a New Jersey based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the NY/NJ metro area. Most notably as the touring drummer for punk legend and ex-Misfits singer Michale Graves over that past 5 years. Playing on his "War of information", "Vagabond", "Lost Skeleton Returns" "Nightmares 2015", and "When Worlds Collide" North American tours. As well as Michale's "Vagabond" and "Wanderer" albums. Tony has also toured Europe with former NYC metal band "pUI" in 2014 as support for the band "Viza", as well as tour dates with NYC band "Station" and artist Evan Russell Saffer. Tony endorses Dark Horse Drums and Vratim drum shoes.