PRESS RELEASE: SCORPIONS announce their new studio album “Rock Believer” & world tour 2022 & celebrate the 50th anniversary of their debut “Lonesome Crow”.
Frankfurt, September 29, 2021 – The rock icons are back with a new album and a world tour! In February 2022, the SCORPIONS will release their 19th studio album “Rock Believer” and will then present the new work live around the globe. During the lockdown, the SCORPIONS were in the studio at their home base in Hanover, working on new songs. For the first time, ex-Mötorhead drummer Mikkey Dee is there and completes the legendary SCORPIONS hard rock sound! “The album has the Scorpions DNA, the Schenker / Meine compositions form the core,” says frontman Klaus Meine and explains why the new songs have the freshness and power of the 80s Scorpions albums: “As a band, we have them all together in one Played the space and recorded the songs – just like we did back in the 80s. We can’t wait to get started again to finally play for our fans again. ”The sound has an energy and uncompromisingness, like an adrenaline rush, and leaves no doubt as to the power the rock legends will deliver live.
“Rock Believer” will be released on February 11, 2022, the new single “Peacemaker” will be released at the end of October 2021. 2022 is a very special year, because exactly 50 years earlier, on January 22, 1972, the SCORPIONS released their spectacular debut and started her international career.
This is also celebrated live: The SCORPIONS will finally return to the stage next year with the “Rock Believer World Tour”. The world tour kick-off is in Las Vegas, where the band will be performing from March 26 to April 16, 2022 as part of their residency at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Afterwards they will cross the Atlantic to Europe, where they will play in the Accor Arena in Paris – one of the largest halls on the continent – and in nine other European countries, including six shows in Germany.
“During the album recordings we had so much energy and fun – and we want to take this power with us on our concert tour,” says Matthias Jabs and Klaus Meine explains: “We have never had such a long break from the tour as we do now during the Pandemic. That of course increased the appetite, so that we are now looking forward to the start of the tour. ” SCORPIONS founder and guitarist Rudolf Schenker: “The prospect of rocking with my bandmates in front of hundreds of thousands of fans next year and being able to present our new album to them already gives me goose bumps. This album and the upcoming world tour will also be something very special in our career. “
The SCORPIONS belong to the most important rock bands of the last decades. To date, the SCORPIONS have sold over 120 million records, played over 5000 concerts and created a timeless classic with their legendary single “Wind Of Change” that has dominated the charts around the world. Countless awards followed, a star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame and other hits such as “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Still Loving You” and many more. Their previous successes impressively underline the influence the SCORPIONS have in the rock world.
The SCORPIONS will play in Stuttgart on June 8th, 2022 (Schleyer-Halle), in Munich on June 10th, 2022 (Olympiahalle), in Frankfurt on June 12th, 2022 (Festhalle), in Berlin on June 15th, 2022 (Mercedes-Benz Arena), in Hanover on June 17th, 2022 (ZAG-Arena) and in Dortmund on June 19th, 2022 (Westfalenhalle).
The German tour is supported by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the legendary Eddie Van Halen with his band Mammoth WVH. From Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 10:00 a.m., the ticket providers MyTicket and CTS Eventim will be offering presales. The general advance booking starts on Friday, October 1st, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at www.myticket.de as well as by telephone on 01806 – 777 111 (20 cents / call – mobile phone prices max. 60 cents / call) and from the well-known advance booking offices.