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With rumours of a much vaunted WHITE LION 2004 reunion faltering, apparently set to feature the RATT and WHITESNAKE credited WARREN DE MARTINI on guitar, singer MIKE TRAMP set out on the road in Australia once more, performing bar and club gigs in April and May. European gigs throughout October saw Tramp employing Texan guitarist Lance Keltner and the Danish rhythm section of Claus Langeskov on bass and Kasper Foss on drums. Coinciding with these shows would be the release of an archive collection of demoed and previously unreleased tracks entitled 'Songs I Left Behind'. In November the singer announced the issue of a limited edition, six CD box set entitled 'The Bootleg Series'. This collection included pre-WHITE LION material from STUDS and DANISH LIONS plus early WHITE LION demos, the original recordings for the 'Pride' album, 'Big Game' demos and 'Mane Attraction' demos.

Billed as TRAMP'S WHITE LION Mike Tramp took out his new band to tour North America commencing in February of 2005. The band re-shaped itself for these shows, seeing Tramp and Langeskov being joined by Australian guitarist Jamie Law, German keyboard player Henning Wanner of JADED HEART and US drummer Troy Patrick Farrell. The band appeared as unannounced special guests at the German 'Bang Your Head' festival in June. Frontiers released a double live album, 'Rocking The USA' mixed by Michael Wagener, in October.

MIKE TRAMP officially retired TRAMP'S WHITE LION in November 2005. Troy Patrick Farrell would go on to work with EMERALD TRIANGLE and joined up with the chaotic May 2006 JANI LANE tour. UK concerts in December saw support from CRIMES OF PASSION.

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