Sunday, September 8, 2013

Scorpions to debut new songs at upcoming MTV Unplugged concerts

The Scorpions will debut new songs at their upcoming MTV Unplugged concerts in Athens, Greece this week.

The German rockers will perform three shows under the open skies at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, set for September 11, 12, and 14.

“Of course we will play many of the Scorpions classics, but, we will also visit many of the songs we have wanted to play from the past but just haven't had the opportunity,” drummer James Kottack tells Rock Overdose. “There will also be debuts of a few brand new songs as well! we are soooo excited!”

"MTV Unplugged - Scorpions Live In Athens" will be released at the end of 2013 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. MTV will world premiere the event, while the shows will be broadcast for free in Germany by VIVA.

On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, The Scorpions announced that they would be retiring after touring in support of their new album at the time, “Sting In The Tail”, although this decision was eventually retracted and the band will continue.

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