Saturday, August 16, 2014

Scorpions to mark 50th anniversary with new album and tour

The Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 with a new album and tour.

The German rockers posted an image with the news on their Facebook page on Saturday, with more details to be announced at a later date.

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.

As for the new record, singer Klaus Meine revealed in a 2013 interview that it feature leftovers from the early 1980s.

“We started that over a year ago,” Meine confirmed at the time. “It will be material that was never finished; songs with pure Scorpions DNA from a very exciting time. Once we close the book on the crazy touring schedule that’s something we’ll pick up again.”

There may also be an album of all-new Scorpions material in the pipeline.

“At this point nothing is out of the question,” Meine added. “When we said adios with SITT, our label, Sony Music, cried: ‘No, no, no… what about this idea? What about that idea?’ There are some offers you just can’t refuse. I don’t want to say too much right now but I can reassure you there is still life in those bloody old Scorpions.”

Earlier this year, the band released “MTV Unplugged - Scorpions Live In Athens”, a package compiled from three concerts in Athens, Greece at the city’s Lycabettus Theatre last fall.

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