SCORPIONS TO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY IN 2015 WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM AND TOUR

scorpions640 Blabbermouth.net reports:

The Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special tour and new studio album. More information will be made available soon.

Asked in a December 2013 interview about the Scorpions’ plans to release an album with some material that was written around the time of Blackout and Love At First Sting, the band’s lead guitarist, Matthias Jabs, said, “Yes, we started already. We have 12 songs. We found songs mainly from the early Eighties Blackout and Love At First Sting days, when many people consider our most creative and best time. The leftover tracks sound good, but they were never finished. They don’t have lyrics or vocals, and they’re not recorded to a click. So we have to do everything new. But it sounds quite good so far.”

Added guitarist Rudolf Schenker, who launched the band in 1965, “Two of the new songs on [Scorpions’ latest release] MTV Unplugged, Dancing With The Moonlight and Rock & Roll Band, we had saved for bonus tracks. So we have those two songs, which are great, and we’ll put them out as an electric version. I think we have a total of 15 songs from the Seventies and Eighties that we want to release. I think in 2014 we’ll finish the places we haven’t played yet on tour, and then get back to the record after that.”

MTV Unplugged was made available in North America on January 21st through Sony International. Material for the set was taken from the band’s first-ever MTV Unplugged show and features new acoustic versions of best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs.

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source: blabbermouth.net

Comments

  1. Everybody was at their best in the 70’s & 80’s, including The Scorpions, can’t wait to hear this “new” old stuff! :)

  2. Damn, the Scorpions are 5 years older than I am!

  3. Awesome news!
    Love the Scorps, keep the music coming.
    MTV Unplugged on Blu-ray is incredible.
    Lovedrive is one of the greatest rock albums of all time.

  4. The hardest working retired band in show business!

  5. Whoa whoa whoa!!! New album, tour? Weren’t these guys calling it a day a few years back just like everyone is killing KISS for?

    • Unlike Kiss, these guys are still good!

      • Very, very good! Klaus’ voice is still strong and the band sounds great. Scorpions thinking of retiring was definitely a mistake. I’m glad they realized that.

        • Dude, the only reason they sold half the tickets they did last tour was because people bought into the ‘last time you’ll ever get to see them again’ schtick. This isn’t about being good, this is about misrepresentation. The proof will be when a new album and tour happen and they get 50% of the audience they were getting for the so-called Final Tour.

          • Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with somebody, or a band changing their mind about retiring. You know the old saying, “don’t know what you got, ’till it’s gone”, maybe The Scorpions just realized they weren’t ready to find out. :)

  6. metalmania says:

    Hmm, this could be interesting. I didn’t really like their last studio album, but I liked the one before that, “Humanity Hour One” a lot. It’ll be interesting to hear how they handle ideas generated 30-40 years ago today.

  7. “Tokyo Tapes” is what got me interested in the Scorpions and it’s been a great ride ever since! Keep on rockin.’

  8. Glad to see these guys sticking around. They still got it

  9. Excellent news…why retire when they still sound this good?!!

  10. Scorpions were INCREDIBLE on last U.S. Tour… Rudolf is still a Monster!!!

  11. Willie Rivera says:

    Great to hear that they are touring in 2015 and a new album as well..I have seen them live over a dozen times over the years..they are an awesome live band…

  12. These guys are damn near the original line up which is impressive. Rudolph, Klaus and Mattias are still the root of the band and are playing and singing as good as they ever have. Saw their last tour in when they hit Tampa and they were great. James Kottk is a good drummer…..not sure of his future status since his arrest in Dubai…… a little flashy for the Scorpions but solid. I agree with most everyone but if they are bringing back some older material from the ’70’s-80’s it should be pretty good rock ! And retire…..listen, everyone gets burnt out at work every now and then…..and rock bands are no different. But when you love what you do and see that the crowds continue to come and see you….why hang it up. The Scorpions are one of the most energetic and talented rock bands of all time in my opinion. I hope they continue to tour and put out CD’s. We will like some of it, and some of it, we won’t…..but I guarantee there are always a few songs on every CD that everyone will like…….Now if Herman and Francis were back with them that would be an impressive tour !

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