SCORPIONS RECRUIT MIKKEY DEE TO FILL IN ON U.S. DATES
The Scorpions will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee formerly of Motörhead sitting in on drums for James Kottak, announced today.
Kottak is currently on break while he seeks medical attention.
Swedish-born Mikkey Dee joined Motörhead in 1992 and is well-respected among the rock and metal community. Scorpions singer Klaus Meine states, “We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority. We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to Rock with us very soon! We look forward to seeing all our fans this month.”
Scorpions North American Tour Dates:
6 Carolina Rebellion Charlotte, NC
7 Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
9 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
10 Fox Theatre St. Louis
13 The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
14 The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
18 The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
20 The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
21 The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
24 Don Haskins Center El Paso, TX
25 Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
28 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
29 River City Rockfest – AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
See Mexican, and European, tour dates here.
I am disappointed, no James Kottak for the Vegas gigs, of which, I am at two of them…very disappointed.
Matthias is so underrated
In my opinion, Scorpions have always been more about the 3 front men than the bassist and drummer, so Dee filling in should not be a distraction to concert goers.
Have you ever seen and heard Kottak perform? he adds value to that ticket, he does more than sustain what’s already there.