New York, NY – Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate 50+ years of rock with the return to North America for the Crazy World tour. Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., which included their “Blacked Out In Vegas” residency, the band will return on September 14 to kick off the month-long run of dates which include stops in New York, Dallas, Toronto, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, amongst other, with more dates coming. Together for the first time Grammy-award winning thrash metal band, Megadeth, will join the Scorpions as a very special guest. Full tour schedule is listed below. General tickets and special VIP packages on sale soon, check the band’s official website for more information and exact on-sale dates. Scorpions Rock Zone fan club members have exclusive, first access to tickets & VIP packages. For more information and to join the community visit The-ScorpionsCommunity.com.
“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.
With over 100 million records sold around the world, the band will play fan favorites from their incredible catalogue including “Wind of Change,” “Still Loving You,” “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “Send Me An Angel” and many more. They’ll also be performing songs off their 19th studio album and most recent release, Return To Forever.
Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970’s with their debut album, Lonesome Crow, released in 1972. The band rose to arena status with seminal releases Lovedrive, Virgin Killer and Animal Magnetism. In the 80s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from Love at First Sting and Blackout, including multiple Top 10 singles “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “No One Like You,” as well a string of successful singles such as “Send Me an Angel,” “Still Loving You” and “Wind of Change.” The band was also ranked #46 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit “Rock You Like a Hurricane” also landed as #18 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. In 2015, Scorpions released their 19th studio album, Return To Forever, the same year the band celebrated their 50th anniversary. Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood Rock Walk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.
*Ticket On Sale Details Coming Soon*
September 14 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena
September 16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
September 19 – Laval, QC – Place Bell (support TBA)
September 22 – Toronto, ONT – Budweiser Stage
September 23 – Chicago, IL – All State Arena (support TBA)
September 26 – Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
September 29 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
September 30 – Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
October 3 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
October 4 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
October 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum**
October 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena
October 11 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
October 12 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion at the Music Factory
October 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
October 15 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
**On Sale March 24
More dates to be announced shortly!