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.
Videos from Paris:
News story from Scorpions show in Paris- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVLBdo0sJ_w
Highlight Hommage to Paris- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPnoFwB1p40
LA Marseillaise- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TU7mofADE
Make It Real- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4jDOb39G1Q
We Built this House- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtB3qPzFkro
Coast to Coast- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HldnOKLFmLQ
The Zoo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJaexJoMkg
Send Me An Angel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMjJtgWNVsM
Wind of Change- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awfdn_o64U
Still Loving You- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlts7rLs7xw
Kottak Attack- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTxDT4TKiAM
Big City Nights- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwMrlcSBM0A
No One Like You- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFR9M2Pqzdk
Rock You Like A Hurricane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elU2OEKot3s
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
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.
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.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in France!!!!
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.”
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.