Thursday, September 30, 2021

Scorpions announce new Rock Believer album and European tour

The Scorpions have announced plans to release a new album, “Rock Believer”, and dates for a 2022 European tour in support of the project.

The band spent much of the pandemic together in their hometown in Hannover, Germany working on their 19th studio set which will arrive on February 11, and marks the first appearance of ex-Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee on record with the group since his addition in 2016.

“The album was written and recorded in the style of the classic Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions,” says Klaus Meine. “We really went back to the essence of what defined us in the first place. We recorded the album as a band, live, in one room, like we did back in the Eighties. We can’t wait to get started and finally play for our fans again.”

Scorpions will preview the album with the release of the lead single, “Peacemaker”, late next month.

The band will return to live action in March when they host a rescheduled Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and have now announced dates for a European tour in support of “Rock Believer.”

In sync with the 50th anniversary of their debut album, “Lonesome Crow”, the series will open in Lisbon, Portugal on May 10, hitting nine countries – including a six-show run in their native Germany with special guests Mammoth WVH.

“The prospect of rocking with my bandmates in front of hundreds of thousands of fans next year and presenting them our new album is already giving me goosebumps,” says guitarist Rudolf Schenker. “This album and the upcoming world tour will also be something very special in our career.”

Scorpions Rock Zone fan community members have exclusive first access to tickets and VIP packages beginning Thursday, September 30 at 10:00am CET, with general public tickets going on sale Friday, October 1st at 10:00am CET.
Rock Believer

2022 tour

Mar 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Mar 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 07 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
Apr 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ Zappos Theater
May 10 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
May 13 - Toulouse, France @ Zenith Toulouse Metropole
May 15 - Lille, France @ Zenith De Lille
May 17 - Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
May 21 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
May 23 - Verona, Italy @ Arena Di Verona
May 26 - Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
May 28 - Kraków, Poland @ Tauron Arena
May 30 - Budapest, Hungary @ Laszlo Papp Sports Arena
Jun 03 - Helsinki, Finland @ Rockfest
Jun 08 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle *
Jun 10 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle *
Jun 12 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
Jun 16 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena *
Jun 17 - Hannover, Germany @ Zag Arena *
Jun 19 - Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle *
Jun 23 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun 25 - Cartagena, Spain @ Rock Imperium Festival
Jun 28 - Nice, France @ Palais Nikaia
Jun 30 - Amneville, France @ Le Galaxie
Jul 02 - Clermont-Ferrand, France @ Zenith D'Auvergne

* with Mammoth WVH

See also:

Scorpions honored with European Culture Prize
Scorpions share rehearsal video of new song
Scorpions reschedule Las Vegas residency to 2022
Scorpions share new Sign Of Hope fan video
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