Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scorpions announce North American tour with Megadeth

The Scorpions have announced the first series of dates for a fall North American tour with special guests Megadeth.

Shows will begin in Reading, PA on September 14, with dates currently running to mid-October and more to be announced.

“When our album Crazy World was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war,” explains singer Klaus Meine, “we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future. Now 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day.

“After all these years, ‘Crazy World’ is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there.”

The Scorpions’ eleventh album, “Crazy World” peaked at No. 21 on the US Billboard 200 with help from the international hit and Top 5 US single, “Wind Of Change”

The first date of the Crazy World North American tour to go on sale is the October 7 show at The Forum in Los Angeles – the presale runs March 23 from 10a-10p local time ahead of the general public tickets, which will be available March 24 at 10am local time.

Ticket details regarding the remaining dates will be announced soon.

The Scorpionswho made former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee an official member last September – will play a series of European festivals over the summer ahead of the fall trek.

Megadeth recently won their first-ever Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category for the title track to their fifteenth album, “Dystopia.”

Crazy World
North American tour 2017

Sep 14 – Reading, PA - Santander Arena
Sep 16 – New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Sep 19 – Montreal, QC - Bell Centre **
Sep 22 – Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
Sep 23 – Chicago, IL - All State Arena **
Sep 26 – Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
Sep 29 – Spokane, WA - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Sep 30 – Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
Oct 03 – Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort
Oct 04 – Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Oct 07 – Los Angeles - The Forum
Oct 08 – Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Arena
Oct 11 – San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
Oct 12 – Dallas, TX - Pavilion at The Music Factory
Oct 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Oct 15 – Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena

** No Megadeth

See also:

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Motorhead drummer officially joins the Scorpions
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