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July 5th, 2017 by



MEGADETH will join SCORPIONS on a North American tour which will kick off on September 14 in Reading, Pennsylvania and conclude on October 15 in Tampa, Florida. The 16-date trek, dubbed the “Crazy World Tour”, celebrates SCORPIONS‘ 1990 LP of the same name.

Asked by the “Lamont And Tonelli Show”, which airs on the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone, how the SCORPIONSMEGADETH pairing came about, SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs said (hear audio on the above link): “It was a suggestion by our agent, from New York, of course. We have known MEGADETH for a long time. In Europe, we played together at festivals — in Portugal, in Spain and in other countries — years and years ago. And so they’re nice guys, they make great music, and I think it’s a great package.”

Two of the SCORPIONS‘ best-known songs, “Winds Of Change” and “Send Me An Angel”, both appear on “Crazy World”.

“When our album ‘Crazy World’ was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future,” SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine said. “Now, 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, ‘Crazy World’ is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour.”

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson told Roppongi Rocks in April that “it is really a cool bill to play with SCORPIONS. We have played festivals with them over the years and it’s a really good fit musically between the two bands and our fans. Plus I think every metal fan loves a SCORPIONS song. Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH mainman] and I have always been fans and they are one of Kiko‘s [Loureiro, MEGADETH guitarist] favorites, too. They are a real guitar player’s kind of band. In fact, when Dave and I first met in 1983, we had a friend who was attending the school Musicians Institute in Hollywood and would come over to our place and jam early SCORPIONS songs. We always studied a lot of the European guitar players, because they had a different influence that worked well in metal…mostly classical inspirations. In a way, those jam sessions were inspiring in the development of the earliest MEGADETH compositions, especially the complexity in the solos and riffs. It was a really creative and innovative period that defined some of those earliest songs for ‘Killing Is My Business…’ and even ‘Peace Sells…’. I think the tour is going to see a lot of us reliving some cool memories from over th

Pictures from Opening Night in France- June 6

June 7th, 2017 by

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Scorpions 2017 Setlist-Videos from Opening Night Montbelliard-France-June 6

June 7th, 2017 by

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Going Out With A Bang- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTX208eSZo0

Bad Boys Running Wild- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC19o4kjpV0

70’s Medley- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiK5VlU1ws

Delicate Dance- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPoIwgWC_Sw

Can’t Get Enough- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IUXbKMfl1Q

Overkill(Motorhead cover)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZyEEfMGIoE

Coming Home- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1PcXRuyQPY

Still Loving You- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnZxR0dXTng

2017 Scorpions “European/South America” Tour Dates( updated July 5)

February 1st, 2017 by

Scorpions 2017 European/South America Tour Dates

Tuesday June 6 2017 – Axone – Montbeliard, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France

Friday June 9 2017 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden

Sunday June 11 2017 – Hessentagsarena – Russelsheim a Main, Hessen, Germany

Sunday June 18 2017 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Saturday June 24th 2017 – Life Festival – Oswiecim, Poland

Wednesday July 12th 2017 – Velodromo Oscar Freire – Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain

Friday July 14th 2017 – Stone & Music Festival Albergue El Prado – Merida,Badajoz, Spain

Saturday July 15th 2017 – Festival Mares Vivas – Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Monday July 17 2017 – Festival de Nimes – Nimes, France

Wednesday July 19 2017 – Festival Guitare en Scene – Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France

Sunday July 23 2017 – Schworfestival – Ulm, Germany

Saturday October 28 2017 – Ice Arena Shayba – Sochi, Russia

Monday October 30 2017 – Basket Hall – Krasnodar, Russia

Wednesday November 1 2017 – Olympiiskiy – Moscow, Russia

Friday November 3 2017 – Ice Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunday November 5 2017 – Sports Palace – Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Tuesday November 7 2017 – UFA Arena – UFA, Russia

Thursday November 9 2017 – Sports Palace(Uralets) – Ekaterinburg, Russia

Saturday November 11 2017 – Sports Palace – Kiev, Urkaine

Wednesday November 22 2017 – Spektrum – Oslo, Norway (Special Guest- TNT)

Friday November 24 2017 – Scandinavium – Gothenburg, Sweden

Saturday November 25 2017 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, Sweden

Monday November 27 2017 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland

Wednesday November 29 2017 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark

Friday December 1 2017- Ergo Arena – Gdansk, Poland

Sunday December 3 2017 – Ostravar Arena – Ostrava, Czech Republic

Tuesday December 5 2017 – Stozice Arena – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Thursday December 7 2017 – Kombank Arena – Belgrade, Serbia

NEW 2017 “Scorpions” Tour Dates Announced(More to Come!!!)

December 15th, 2016 by

Friday 2017 June 9th – Sweden Rock Festival 2017 – Solvesborg, Sweden

Sunday 2017 June 11th – Hessentagsarena – Russelsheim am Main, Hessen, Germany

Saturday 2017 June 24th – Life Festival – Oswiecim, Poland

Sunday 2017 July 23rd – Schworfestival – Ulm, Germany

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Final Show of 2016/Setlist!!!!

December 2nd, 2016 by

Setlist from Berlin,Germany

  1. Drum Solo (Mikkey Dee)
  2. Encore:
  3. Holiday (short version, a cappella)

Photos and Concert Review from the Scorpions “Singapore show”

October 24th, 2016 by





Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre/Last Friday

Veteran German rock band Scorpions’ energetic 50th anniversary tour performance in Singapore last Friday – a classic rock showcase, complete with all the bombast – would put many younger rockers to shame.

Like the well-oiled machine their compatriots are famous for producing, they proved they very much still have drive and performance, delivering a stellar 90-minute set to a sold-out crowd of 7,000 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Whether Scorpions played a classic number such as Always Somewhere or a newer track such as We Built This House, most of the crowd faithfully woah-oh-oh-ed along.

The audience – which included middle-aged men and women, as well as 20somethings decked out in tour T-shirts – was largely an enthusiastic bunch who, at points during the concert, literally made the ground shake with its foot stomping and cheering.

But no matter how much the band tried, they could not get the seated audience in the venue to join in the party that was happening in the standing-only section.

Even then, they did an excellent job of playing to the adoring mass, with lead singer Klaus Meine frequently throwing drumsticks into the crowd and guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs throwing down face-melting licks with plenty of style.

Wind Of Change, as was to be expected, saw the most spirited interaction between the band and the audience, with the energy in the room lifting as the crowd sang along on the classic in full voice.

Drummer Mikkey Dee, in particular, was a scene stealer with his mop of grey hair flailing as he thrashed away on the drumkit. There was a nod to his former band as the Scorpions performed Motorhead’s Overkill, which segued into a blistering five-minute drum solo that ended with the stage screens filled with Scorpions’ album covers.

It was one of many triumphant moments on a night that culminated in an encore of Still Loving You and Rock You Like A Hurricane.

Scorpions, who played here in 1994 and 2001, belong to a small group of old-school bands who are still going strong after decades. Like The Rolling Stones and The Who, they proved last Friday night why they have such longevity – they can put on a rocking good live show.

One may think it cheesy that Meine’s leather vest was emblazoned on the back with the words “Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever”, but they are living out the truth of those words.

Their tale still has sting.

Another Concert review from Singapore – http://www.metaltalk.net/columns2016/201617368a.php

Scorpions perform in Australia for the 1st time!!!!

October 19th, 2016 by

1)Going Out With a Bang

2)No One Like You

3)Rock You Like a Hurricane


Setlist from the Palais Theatre Melbourne, Australia- October 18th-2016

  1. Drum Solo (Mikkey Dee)
  2. Encore:


Scorpions performing “We’ll Burn the Sky” live in Japan with Uli Jon Roth

October 19th, 2016 by

Scorpions Performing “We’ll Burn the Sky” with Uli Jon Roth- October 6th in Japan at the Loudpark Festival.


Scorpions Setlist from the Loud Park Festival October 6th 2016

  1. Encore:


Scorpions Rock China Last Night

August 15th, 2016 by



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