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Scorpions Farewell to America Starts Next Week

06/10/2010
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Scorpions will bring their "Get Your Sting And Blackout" farewell world tour to America starting next Friday, June 18 in Holmdel, NJ.

The German rockers will be bring their heavy, full-on, electrically charged energy to major cities across the U.S. including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and many more as they celebrate the success of their latest and final album STING IN THE TAIL. Special guests on the tour will include Vince Neil, Cinderella, Great White, Dokken, Ratt and Tesla supporting along the way. The full tour itinerary is below.

Released March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises, Sting in the Tail entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at #23, marking the band's highest chart debut in over 20 years. In their home country of Germany the album has reached Gold status. "Raised on Rock"--the album's anthemic first single--claimed the #1 spot at classic rock radio for weeks and adds to their remarkable list of hits including "Rock You Like A Hurricane," "Wind of Change" and "No One Like You." The band's next single "Sting in the Tail"--going to radio June 21--is all about attitude. Lead singer KLAUS MEINE wails "I'm driving out of town, just follow my heart/I think I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll star/The girls would go mad, I'd give 'em all I can give/If I had a cheap guitar and one dirty riff."

Thus far the Scorpions--MEINE (vocals), MATTHIAS JABS (lead guitar), RUDOLF SCHENKER (guitar), JAMES KOTTAK (drums) and PAWEL MACIWODA (bass)--have taken the "Get Your Sting and Blackout" farewell world tour to Germany, Switzerland and France and received rave reviews. Of the in-progress European tour, the German daily paper Bild said, "Farewell Scorpions-you were sensational!...Why do they want to call it quits? The Scorpions rocked the sold-out arena...there were elaborate video animations, fantastic light effects and a perfect sound--it was a show of superlatives!" Munich's paper TZ said, "It was very emotional early on: 45 minutes after the Scorpions took the stage in the fully sold out Olympia Halle and sang their opener 'Sting in the Tail' from their final, hit album, the five musicians approach the forestage, while the crowd renders homage. The band then begins to play a marvelous acoustic version of their Nineties ballad 'Send me an Angel.' It seems as if the fans do not want to stop applauding -pure emotions...A brilliant, two-hour long, rock show. The musicians illustrate why they rank among the most successful German bands in the world: they are a momentum on stage." Frankfurt, Germany's Frankfurtonline said of Meine's voice: "It still sounds just as young and fresh and easy-going as it did from day one: powerful and flexible."

In other exciting news, the rockers were honored at the World Music Awards at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on May 18th, in presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Back in 1992 and again in 1994, the band proudly accepted the award for "Best International Selling Artist from Germany." This time, the Scorpions were awarded with the World Music "Rock Legend Award" for their outstanding contribution to rock music. The show aired in over 160 countries around the world to more than 100 million viewers. And earlier this year the group were honored in Los Angeles at Guitar Center's "Rock Walk," where they were inducted alongside other artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B.

MEINE continues to thank their loyal fans and invite them out to the biggest party of the year. "We are so incredibly happy about the fantastic feedback we have been receiving from around the world on Sting in the Tail. We can't wait to see our fans soon!"

Check out the SCORPIONS on the "Get Your Sting and Blackout" Tour:

w/ Cinderella supporting
Fri 6/18 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat 6/19 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tue 6/22 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater

w/ Vince Neil supporting:
Wed 6/23 Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook Amphitheatre

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Fri 6/25 Quebec City, QC - Pavillion de la Juenesse
Sat 6/26 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Sun 6/27 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
Wed 6/30 Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Amphitheatre
Thu 7/1 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 7/2 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Mon 7/5 Pittsburgh, PA - Amphitheatre at Station Square

w/ Great White supporting:
Tue 7/6 Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Thu 7/8 Sarnia, ONT - Sarnia Bayfest Festival

w/ Ratt supporting:
Sat 7/10 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sun 7/11 Memphis, TN - Mud Island
Wed 7/14 Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/16 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
Sat 7/17 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
Mon 7/19 New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Wed 7/21 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Fri 7/23 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Sat 7/24 Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre

w/ Tesla supporting:
Mon 7/26 Albuquerque, NM - The Pavilion
Tue 7/27 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Thu 7/29 Ontario, CA - Citizen's Business Bank Arena
Sat 7/31 Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
Sun 8/1 San Francisco, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Tue 8/3 Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center

w/ Ratt supporting:
Wed 8/4 Sacramento, CA - Raley Field

w/ Dokken supporting:
Fri 8/6 Roseburg, OR - Douglas County Fairgrounds
Sat 8/7 Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheatre at Clark County

w/ Local support:
Mon 8/9 Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Tue 8/10 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center

Support TBA:
Fri 8/13 Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground
Sat 8/14 Billings, MT - Montana Fair

w/ Tesla & Jackyl supporting:
Mon 8/16 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Tue 8/17 Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center

w/ Dokken supporting:
Fri 8/20 Moline, IL - I Wireless Center

Support Michael Schenker Group:
Sat 8/21 Chicago, IL - The Rosemont



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