Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Scorpions perform first MTV Unplugged concert in Athens

The Scorpions performed the first of three MTV Unplugged concerts in Athens, Greece on Wednesday, and the setlist from opening night has surfaced.

Greece’s Rock Overdose has revealed the 25-song setlist, which featured a mix of Scorpions classics and four new tunes: “Dancing With The Moonlight”, “Delicate Dance”, “Love Is The Answer” and “Follow Your Heart.”

The German rockers will perform two more shows under the open skies at Athens' Lycabettus Theatre, set for September 12, and 14.

“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.

The Scorpions
MTV Unplugged (show #1)
Lycabettus Theatre – Athens, Greece – September 11, 2013

Sting In The Tail
Can't Live Without You
Pictured Life
Speedy's Coming
Born To Touch Your Feelings
The Best Is Yet To Come
Dancing With The Moonlight (new song)
In Trance
When You Came Into My Life
Delicate Dance (new song)
Love is the answer (new song)
Follow your heart (new song)
Send me an Angel
Where the River Flows
Passion Rules The Game
Rock You Like a Hurricane
Hit Between the Eyes
Percussions Medley
Rock & Roll Band

Encore :

Still Loving You
Big City Nights
Wind of Change
No One Like You
When the Smoke is Going Down

See also:

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