Scorpions have announced a new studio album, Rock Believer, and accompanying tour dates. And Mikkey Dee, the former Motorhead drummer now powering the German hard rock veterans, has posted footage of the group rehearsing new material.
Rock Believer, the band’s 19th studio album, is scheduled for release on February 11, 2022. And the band say a first taster of their new material, lead-off single Peacemaker, will premiere on October 21.
The album, the group’s first since 2015’s Return To Forever, has been talked up by vocalist Klaus Meine as a return to “the old vibe from albums like Blackout, Love At First Sting or even Lovedrive“: no outside writers were involved, with the album largely composed of Rudolf Schenker/Meine co-writes.
“We recorded the album as a band live in one room,” Meine adds, “like we did in the ’80s.” It was largely recorded at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover and mixed at Berlin‘s legendary Hansa Studios.
The group will launch their Rock Believer world tour in Las Vegas in March 2022, with nine gigs at the Zappos Theater. European dates kick off in Lisbon, Portugal on May 10 and run through to July 2, in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Wolfgang Van Halen’s band, Mammoth WVH, will support at select European shows.
Drummer Mikkey Dee has posted rehearsal studio footage of the band running through new material ahead of their return to the stage.
The 2002 Rock Believer tour will call at:
Mar 26: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Mar 30: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 01: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 03: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 07: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 09: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 12: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 14: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
Apr 16: Las Vegas Zappos Theater, NV
May 10: Lisbon Altice Arena, POR
May 13: Toulouse Zenith Toulouse Metropole, FRA
May 15: Lille Zenith De Lille, FRA
May 17: Paris Accorhotels Arena, FRA
May 21: Zurich Hallenstadion, SWI
May 23: Verona Arena Di Verona, ITA
May 26: Prague O2 Arena, CZE
May 28: Kraków Tauron Arena, POL
May 30: Budpest Laszlo Papp Sports Arena, HUN
Jun 03: Helsinki Rockfest, FIN
Jun 08: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, GER
Jun 10: Munich Olympiahalle, GER
Jun 12: Frankfurt Festhalle, GER
Jun 16: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, GER
Jun 17: Hannover Zag Arena, GER
Jun 19: Dortmund Westfalenhalle, GER
Jun 23: Clisson Hellfest, FRA
Jun 25: Cartagena Rock Imperium Festival, SPA
Jun 28: Nice Palais Nikaia, FRA
Jun 30: Amneville Le Galaxie, FRA
Jul. 02 Clermont-Ferrand Zenith D’Auvergne, FRA
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- Scorpions - Blackout: 50th Anniversary - 180gm Vinyl + Bonus CD - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $29.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Feb-2023 11:50)on February 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm
SCORPIONS Blackout (2015 UK/EU Limited Edition 9-track remastered Direct Metal Mastered 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP reissue of their 1982 eighth studio album, released as part of their '50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' series complete with the Bonus CD comprising the entire album expanded with four previously unreleased bonus recordings. The picture sleeve remains factory sealed with its hype sticker)
- Scorpions - Lonesome Crow - UK - picture disc LP - £45.00, $54.00, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2022 12:10)on February 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm
SCORPIONS Lonesome Crow (1982 UK limited edition 7-track Picture Disc LP, the debut album from the German heavy metal band, the only album with lead guitarist Michael Schenker as a full-time member before he joined UFO, includes I'm Going Mad, It All Depends and Leave Me. Featuring Rodney Matthews' 'mythical castle' album cover artwork on the A-side with band biography and tracklisting on the reverse HMIPD2)
- Scorpions - No One Like You - UK - 7" picture disc - £18.00, $21.60, €20.16 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 09:27)on February 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm
SCORPIONS No One Like You (Scarce 1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single featuring an image of a screaming man's head with bandaged forehead and forks gouging out his eyes surrounded by broken glass, with superb live picture onthe reverse, also includes Now! HARP5219)
- Scorpions - Pictured Life - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £75.00, $90.00, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2022 16:59)on February 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm
SCORPIONS Pictured Life (1977 Japanese wide centre 7" single pressed on Translucent Vinyl, visible when held to the light, also including Catch Your Train, with a unique textured picture insert printed withJapanese text biography and lyrics to both songs on the reverse. The insert displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played, a stunning copy of this hard to find early release SS-3057)
- Scorpions - Animal Magnetism - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.00, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 12:23)on February 8, 2023 at 4:59 pm
THE SCORPIONS Animal Magnetism (1980 UK first press 9-track LP on the yellow & green Harvest label with EMI perimeter print & A1/B1 matrices, housed in the controversial laminated picture sleeve designed by Hipgnosis & complete with lyric inner.The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play SHSP4113)