The Scorpions have unveiled the first series of dates for their 50th anniversary tour.
Shows begin May 8 in the Czech Republic, with European concerts scheduled throughout the summer and fall; more dates will be announced soon.
The German rockers have also revealed an extensive tour of their homeland in March of 2016.
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.
Singer Klaus Meine revealed in a 2013 interview that the band are planning a new album that will 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.”
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.
50th anniversary tour
May 08 - Pardubice, CZ - ČEZ Aréna
May 09 - Lodz, PO - Atlas Arena
Jun 20 - Clisson, FR - Hellfest
Jun 21 - Dessel, BE - Graspop
Jul 18 - Sion, CH - Plaine de Tourbillon
Jul 19 - Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, FR - Guitare En Scene
Jul 25 - Maidstone, UK - Mote Park (Ramblin' Man Fair)
Aug 15 - Eckernförde, DE - Rock am Strand
Aug 21 - Coburg, DE - Schlossplatz
Nov 09 – Rome, IT - Palalottomatica
Nov 11 – Milano, IT – Mediolanum Forum
Nov 13 – Trieste, IT - Palasport
Nov 21 – Lille, FR - Zenith
Nov 24 – Paris, FR - Bercy
Nov 26 – Strasburg, FR – Zenith Europe
Nov 28 – Zürich, CH - Hallenstadion
Nov 30 – Lyon, FR – Hall Tony Garnier
Dec 01 – Montpellier, FR – Park & Suites Arena
Dec 03 – Bordeaux, FR – Patinoire Meradeck
Dec 04 – Toulouse, FR - Zenith
Dec 06 – Grenoble, FR – Palais des Sports
Mar 14 - Stuttgart, DE - Schleyer-Halle
Mar 16 - München, DE - Olympiahalle
Mar 18 - Dortmund, DE - Westfalenhalle
Mar 19 - Mannheim, DE - SAP Arena
Mar 21 - Hamburg, DE - O2 World
Mar 23 - Berlin, DE - O2 World
Mar 24 - Leipzig, DE - Arena
Mar 26 - Frankfurt, DE - Festhalle
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