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Video: SCORPIONS Fans Sing French National Anthem At Paris Concert/Set List

November 25th, 2015 by

SCORPIONS performed in Paris, France Tuesday night (November 24), marking the first time the band has played the city since an extremist group orchestrated a terror attack on Paris that left 130 dead. The sold-out concert at the Bercy arena included an emotional moment when SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak beat the rhythm of the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise”, which the crowd sang a capella.



Set List From Paris

50th anniversary tour continues November 21st in France,Belgium and Switzerland

November 20th, 2015 by

We are pleased to announce that SCORPIONS 50th Anniversary Tour of France, Belgium and Switzerland with Special Guests EUROPE* kicks off tomorrow in Lille, Fr at the Zenith Arena.

During these tragic times in Paris, the band stated:

“We are still shocked about the tragic events that happened last Friday in Paris and our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We truly appreciate all our fans’ support at this time and look forward to seeing all of you on tour to prove that life, love and hope are stronger.

France, Belgium, Switzerland Tour 2015

Nov. 21 – Lille, FR (Zenith Arena, sold-out)

Nov. 22 – Antwerp, BE (Sportpaleis)*

Nov. 24 – Paris, FR (Accorhotels Arena POPB)

Nov. 26 – Strasbourg, FR (Zenith Europe)

Nov. 28 – Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion)**

Nov. 30 – Lyon, FR (Halle Tony-Garnier)

Dec. 1 – Montpellier, FR (Park & Suites Arena)

Dec. 3 – Bordeaux, FR (Patinoire Meriadeck)

Dec. 4 – Toulouse, FR (Zenith)

Dec. 6 – Grenoble, FR (Palais des Sports)

Dec. 8 – Geneva, CH (Arena)

*Special Guest in Antwerp is Thunder.

** Special Guest is Whitesnake

PODS & SODS network interviews Rudy Schenker

November 19th, 2015 by


Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his earliest years of playing guitar, growing up in Germany, forming Scorpions, and connecting with Klaus Meine. Rudolf shares what he learned when the Scorpions were invited to support KISS on their 1976 German tour.  We cover his writing process and some specific songs including Wind of Change and the fan favorite Hey You.  And also lots of talk about 50 years in the business and their latest record, Return To Forever.

SCORPIONS Reach New Chart Milestone – Six Albums Rank On German Charts Simultaneously

November 19th, 2015 by

SCORPIONS Reach New Chart Milestone - Six Albums Rank On German Charts Simultaneously


Legendary German rockers, Scorpions, have achieved a new landmark in chart success, with RadioAndMusicBiz.com reporting that six of their albums are placing on the German charts, simultaneously. The albums, launched by BMG, are deluxe reissues, originally produced by Dieter Dierks, and have been released as part of the band’s massive 50th anniversary celebrations.

Scorpions’ new feat makes them the fifth music act to have six or more albums place on the German charts at the same time. The albums include Blackout’(1982) which entered the chart at #43; Love At First Sting (1984) at #46; World Wide Live (1985) at #52; Lovedrive (1979) at #59; Tokyo Tapes (1978) at #70; and Scorpions Deluxe Vinyl Box Set at #97.

The US stands with Paris Today after yesterdays attacks!!!!!

November 14th, 2015 by

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in France!!!!


Scorpions Deluxe Editions Out Today November 6th!!!!!

November 6th, 2015 by

1965 marks the starting point of one of the most successful rock bands of our time. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, the Scorpions embarked on a journey that would lead them around the globe and would establish them as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

With the November 6th release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions, the Scorpions celebrate their impressive achievements and open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, rough mixes and rare live concert footage.

In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases are equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band‘s career closely over several decades. Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV- performances and in- depth interviews with the band. In these interviews they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums: “Lovedrive”, “Blackout”, “Love At first Sting”, “World Wide Live” and “Savage Amusement”.

The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats. A limited and numbered Deluxe Box Set will contain all remasted vinyl discs.

Scorpions said, “It’s hard to summarise 50 years in words, but listening back to all those songs – many of them them previously unreleased – recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time. This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known Scorpions anthems. We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel.”


October 25th- Matthias Jabs turned 60:Happy Birthday Matthias!!!!

October 26th, 2015 by

SCORPIONS: ‘Forever And A Day’ Documentary To Receive DVD, Blu-Ray Release on November 27th

October 19th, 2015 by



The new fully authorized SCORPIONS documentary “Forever And A Day” is wrapping up its theatrical run and will come to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on November 27 (in German with English subtitles). The movie takes a look at the German hard-rock legends’ long career, while focusing on the band’s “Final Sting” trek, which initially was intended to be a farewell tour.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/scorpions-forever-and-a-day-documentary-to-receive-dvd-blu-ray-release-in-november/#4T6VOgMrucJycBGx.99


SCORPIONS recently wrapped up the 2015 U.S. leg of their 50th-anniversary tour, which also is in support of their latest studio album, “Return To Forever”. With regard to the band’s future, longtime SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs says, “It doesn’t look like the end is near. You know, we keep ourselves open now. We tried the farewell tour, and we [called] it afterwards the ‘went well’ tour.”

SCORPIONS will finish the year with a series of European dates in November and December, with more to come in February and March of 2016, including a run of shows in their homeland. Jabs says the band also plans to play more U.S. shows in May, and may visit South America and China as well.


Scorpions and Queensryche thanking their North American Fans after the successful 16 show Tour!!!

October 18th, 2015 by

North America – THANK YOU for all of the incredible shows this past month on our 50th Anniversary Tour. It was great seeing you all again, as well as hanging with our friends Queensryche!!!!

10 Shows Sold Out- Brooklyn NY(8,500), Toronto ON(9,000), Montreal QC(13,000), Cleveland OH(5,000), Windsor ON(5,000), Chicago(15,000), Los Angeles(17,500), Santa Barbara(4,600), Las Vegas(4,500) and Seattle(6,500). The other 6 cities were 90%-95% capacity.

Scorpions release new video “Going out with a Bang” in North America

October 14th, 2015 by

The video was filmed on location in Barcelona and the U.K. and directed by German documentarian/cinematographer Dennis Dirksen.

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