Now this was an exciting bit of touring news. It started making the rounds yesterday but it’s never too late to be stoked for a tour that finds a headlining Scorpions and a support from Megadeth. I didn’t receive a typical Press Release though for this one and instead was using the information posted to the bands Official Facebook. I guess that is how it’s done more and more nowadays. Check it out.
The Press Release:
SCORPIONS announce their North American Crazy World Tour with Very Special Guest Megadeth. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the band will return to North America for a month-long run of dates.
“When our album Crazy World was released back in ’91, right at the end of the cold war, 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,” states Klaus Meine. Continue reading Scorpions Announce “Crazy World” North American Tour With Megadeth→
The legendary rockers in Scorpions are raising the decibels higher and higher in honor of their 50th Anniversary and in addition to the continued touring, videos and special edition CD releases have decided to treat their fans with three brand new vinyl editions of some must have recordings. Below you’ll find all the press copy and then I’ll offer up my thoughts on it all.
The Press Release:
1982’s Blackout, 1984’s Love at First Sting and 1985’s double-LP World Wide Live to be re-released on remastered 180-gram vinyl to mark milestone occasion. Legendary German heavy metal band Scorpions were formed in 1965 by founding member Rudolf Schenker in Hanover, and along with longtime vocalist Klaus Meine and guitarist Matthias Jabs, have forged one of the most remarkable careers in rock ‘n’ roll history. Earlier this year the band released their brand-new album Return to Forever, and now Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing three of the group’s classic albums – 1982’s Blackout, 1984’s Love at First Sting and 1985’s double-LP World Wide Live – on remastered, high-grade, 180-gram vinyl on December 4, 2015.
The band Rolling Stone once dubbed “The Heroes of Heavy Metal” achieved their biggest commercial successes with these three albums, which is saying something in a career that has seen them sell millions of records worldwide, with six of their singles going No. 1 in different countries around the world. The band has achieved several major honors, including a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk and a World Music Rock Legend Award, among many accolades. Continue reading Scorpions Set The Turntable Needles To “Sting” With 3 Classic Vinyl Reissues→
Artist: The Scorpions Title: “Sting In The Tail” Label: Universal Music Release Date: 3/23/2010 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
“And now………the end is here?” Really Scorpions? Really? Is this your very last studio recording and you are saying “last call” on this very illustrious career after completing the touring for the release? Well if that is the case then I guess we better get down to business so people know what they are getting when they focus their attention on that final album “Sting In The Tail”. For the bands last album they have once again returned to the Hard Rock and Metal sound that we love them so much for, and unlike its predecessor “Humanity Hour I”, this is a regular album with no “concept” driving it and each tune stands on its own. It’s not a return to the greatness that made them so special to people’s ears in the comparing it to “Blackout” or “Love At First Sting” sense, but it is not a terrible album when it comes down to it. Instead there are a number of cool highlights which I want to call your attention to. The release opens with “Raised On Rock” and it gets you into the mood straight away. This is likely the bands tour opener and it has a lot of great hooks to it so I sense it eventually becoming a Scorpions tune of legend. “Sting In The Tail” is another up tempo tune with a catchy chorus that I feel the band will be prompting the audience to join in with them on. Skipping around a little to the power ballad “The Good Die Young” I had to say that I was very interested in hearing this one since it featured former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen. The ballad while a solid tune really doesn’t make much use of the incredible voice that Tarja has and this found be determining that the other ballad “Lorelei” is a much better one. Believe it or not there is a third ballad that comes care of “Sly” and I didn’t see the need for a trio of such tunes because none of them are as powerful as the seminal “Still Loving You”. Continue reading “Sting In The Tail” by Scorpions→