SCORPIONS CELEBRATE NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OF RETURN TO FOREVER WITH YAHOO LIVE STREAM
New Studio Album Available September 11
(Los Angeles, CA) August 26, 2015 – Iconic rock superstars, Scorpions, have partnered with Yahoo for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Fans can tune in at 9:10pm ET, to witness the Scorpions Brooklyn debut and enjoy a career-spanning setlist of Scorpions’ hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics. The live stream will be available on desktop at https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/scorpions, or through the Yahoo Screen App on mobile devices (iOS & Android) or connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Xbox).
Scorpions will be on tour in North American celebrating their 50th anniversary and the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever (Sony Music/Legacy Recordings), available September 11, 2015. More information on the new release and upcoming tour dates (routing below) can be found at www.the-scorpions.com.
Return To Forever celebrates a spectacular global return for Scorpions as the album is already available in many parts of the world going Top 10 in multiple markets including Finland, France (#5), Germany (#2), Greece (#1 debut), Russia (platinum!), Hungary, Japan (#4), Turkey (#4) Switzerland (#2), Malasia (their first gold!), Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.! Produced by Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen (Sting In The Tail, “MTV Unplugged”), Return To Forever features 19 new songs including first single, “We Built This House,” currently at #3 at Classic Rock. The track is available digitally as an instant-grat for the album preorder, available at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Scorps_RTF_Amzn and iTunes: http://smarturl.it/scprns_rtf_itns.
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 “Winds 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. 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.
Scorpions Return to Forever 50th Anniversary Tour, featuring longtime members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, alongside James Kottak (drums) and Paweł Mąciwoda (bass), kicked off in May 2015 with dates on four continents.
North American dates feature special guests Queensryche.
Date – City – Venue
September 10 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
September 13 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook
September 16 – Moncton, NB Canada – Moncton Coliseum
September 18 – Toronto, ON Canada – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
September 19 – Montreal, QC – Canada Bell Centre
September 22 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
September 23 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
September 25 – Windsor, ON – Canada Caesar’s Windsor TBA
September 26 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
September 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
October 1 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
October 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
October 6 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
October 7 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
October 9 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center