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Next to the coming "Songs Of White Lion" release, Mike Tramp also spent a week in the studio in Denmark to record his 2nd Danish sung album. A title and release date is yet unknown. Lets hope Mike Tramp will also decide to record another English solo album in the future as well.

Mike Tramp will release an album entitled ‘Songs Of White Lion’ on 14th April via Frontiers Music Srl, which sees the respected vocalist and guitarist reimagining a selection of tracks by his former band. Two singles from the record, "Cry For Freedom" and "Little Fighter", are available now, while teasers of other tracks can be heard HERE and HERE.

Tramp will be embarking on a 'Songs of White Lion' US tour in May 2023, preceded by his participation in The Original Rock Meets Classic Tour in Germany in April alongside Joey Tempest, Dee Snider, Mick Box & Bernie Shaw, Ronnie Romero and Maggie Reilly.

“The period between 1983-1991 was a once in a lifetime experience,” recalls Tramp. “Everything I did back then was for the first time, and even though it was beyond exciting and adventurous, when it came to an end, it was more than just the end of a band, it was also the end of a very specific time in my life. Now we are in 2023 and I have recorded an album of the 'big' White Lion songs as close to the originals as possible, but I am not 26 anymore and so have explored parts I feel should be that way today, as this is the only way I can embrace them and feel at home and be honest to both myself and the songs.”

White Lion formed in 1983 and signed to Atlantic, enjoying substantial success with their second album, ‘Pride’ (1987), which included the hits 'Wait' and 'When the Children Cry'. They maintained their winning streak with ‘Big Game’ (1991) and ‘Mane Attraction’ (1992) before disbanding.

Tramp subsequently formed the hard rock band Freak Of Nature, who had a much darker vibe, releasing three albums before they split and Tramp began a solo career that commenced with ‘Capricorn’ (1998) and ‘Recovering The Wasted Years’ (2002). He toured and recorded as Mike Tramp's White Lion from 2004-2008 and eventually as White Lion for ‘Return Of The Pride' in 2008.

Since then, Tramp has released a stackload of solo albums, the most recent being ‘For Første Gang’ (2022). He has also toured regularly as both a solo acoustic act and with a backing band, and has no plans to slow down at any time soon.

1  Lady Of The Valley
Little Fighter
3  Broken Heart
4  Love Don't Come Easy
5  Hungry
Cry For Freedom
7  Going Home Tonight
8  Wait
9  All The Fallen Men
10  Living On The Edge
11  Tell Me
12  When The Children Cry

Mike Tramp - vocals
Marcus Nand - guitars
Claus Langeskov - bass
Alan Tschicaja - drums
Sebastian Groset - keyboards
Christoffer Stjerne - harmonies

Produced by: Soren Andersen & Mike Tramp


Mike Tramp will perform at the 2023 Rock Meets Classic tour across Germany



Mike Tramp (born: Michael Trempenau January 14, 1961) grew up in Vesterbro - Denmark. 

Still in his youth Mike Tramp loved to play soccer and discovered Hardrock.
Mike Tramp joined the band Mabel with whom he later represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 with the song Boom Boom

Mabel continued in Spain where the band was very popular as a rockband. They even played as the support act for Van Halen
Mike Tramp packed his bags and went to New York in 1983 With mabel but the band slowly fell apart.
Vocalist Mike Tramp met guitar player Vito Bratta (ex-Dreamer) and they decided to form a band. They recruited drummer Nicki Capozzi and bassist Felix Robinson (formerly of Angel) and named their band White Lion.

White Lion was signed by Elektra Records in 1984 and records their debut album Fight to Survive. However, Elektra was unhappy with the final recording, and after refusing to release the album they terminated the contract. 

Soon after that there is some bad news. Both Capozzi and Robinson decide to leave White Lion .
But sometimes bad news is in fact good news because soon the new band members are being presented: Nicki Capozzi was replaced by former Anthrax drummer Greg D Angelo, and Felix Robinson was replaced by bassist Dave Spitz (brother of Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz). 
Within a month of joining, however there again is news about the band members, Dave Spitz left to play bass with Black Sabbath and was replaced by James Lomenzo.
The steady band lineup has finally be found. White Lion is born.

White Lion records Fight to Survive all over with the new band members . After that the news came that the band is picked up by RCA for a release in Japan in 1984. The small US independent label Grand Slamm records finally releases Fight To Survive in the US on November 9, 1985. White Lion released one single from this album: Broken Heart.

Early in 1987 there is even better news.
White Lion signs with Atlantic Records (which ironically is a sister label to Elektra) which on June 21, 1987, releases their breakthrough album Pride .

All songs on this album were written by Mike Tramp and Vito Bratta.

The first single, Wait was released on June 1, 1987, but did not hit the charts for nearly seven months. 

The Pride tour started in July 1987 as White Lion opened for Ace Frehley's 80s band Frehley's Comet. The next year and a half was filled with being constantly on tour, White Lion was opening for bands like Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Stryper, KISS and in January 1988 White Lion hits the opening slot for AC/DC on their Blow Up Your Video American tour. While being on tour with AC/DC, the Pride album and Wait single finally hits the charts, due in no small part to MTV airing the "Wait" music video in regular rotation - nearly seven months after the single's release. "Wait" hits #8 on the singles chart, while Pride hits #11 on the album charts. Pride would remain on the top 200 Billboard album charts for a full year.

In August 1988, White Lion releases the second hit single from the album entitled Tell Me, which hits at #58. Around the time this single was released, White Lion plays at the Ritz club in New York City. Like Guns N' Roses , Great White and a few others before them, the White Lion show at the Ritz was filmed and later aired on MTV. 

The Pride album third single, a gentle acoustic ballad titled When the Children Cry , becomes the biggest of all White Lion hits at #3. with heavy MTV rotation, making Pride one of about 20 hard rock albums to ever have multiple top 10 hits and to this day the most successful White Lion album.

The success of When the Children Cry would eventually push sales of Pride over the two million mark. In addition, guitarist Vito Bratta was recognized for his talents as a guitar player by racking up Best New Guitarist awards with both Guitar World magazine and Guitar For The Practicing Musician magazine and Mike Tramp was recognized in having one of the most unique voices in hardrock.





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