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Communique  - Scorpions “Return To Forever (Tour Edition)” released  March 11th 2016




“Return To Forever (Tour Edition)”

The current studio album

released with

seven additional bonus tracks and two DVDs

March 11th 2016


The Scorpions are on the move!


After last year’s massive sold-out world tour, the band is back to rock stages even harder. On their gigantic 50th Anniversary World Tour that kicked off in 2015, the Scorpions are heading to Eastern Europe in February before returning to the US with an impressive five night run at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and playing even more shows in cities around the globe.


The Scorpions have been going full throttle for more than fifty years now, with their best-selling albums dominating the charts for over 500 weeks in Germany alone, and countless chart successes abroad, as well as thousands of unforgettable concerts in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin.

The Scorpions are and will be a band of superlatives. There is no other German band, which has gained as much international success and popularity over the course of so many decades. When the rock band from Hannover presented their 18th studio album “Return To Forever” for their 50th band anniversary one year ago, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs displayed that they are unabatedly in formidable shape. Simply world class.

The Tour Edition of “Return To Forever” comes opulently stacked with two brand-new live DVDs and a CD and is bound to make fans’ hearts leap for joy. Apart from the standard album’s twelve tracks, the CD contains all seven bonus tracks, which to date, have only been released on special editions of the album. The live DVDs are even more expansive, offering generous bonus material.



Included are two complete concerts from last year: The open air gig at the French Hellfest Festival, where they headlined in June, and their show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York featuring an impressive guest performance on “No One Like You” by twelve-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer.

The brand-new fifteen-minute video documentary “On The Road in America” by Dennis Dirksen gets to the heart of the matter that the Scorpions are able to consistently attract new generations of fans, who are delighted by their songs, sound and shows. Shot during the current world tour in California and Las Vegas, it gives a voice to fans spanning from teenagers to rock ’n’ roll veterans. The film impressively shows how popular the Scorpions are in the US, and it’s touching to see fans burst into tears while taking photos with the musicians. One highlight is the story of the Ukrainian woman, who at the time used “Wind Of Change” as an impetus to emigrate to the US, and has been a dedicated follower of the band ever since. After all, the Scorpions have not only left their mark on history but continue to influence their fans’ biographies.

In an extensive track-by-track interview, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs offer a sneak peak into the band’s musical universe with anecdotes about the origin and meaning of the songs on “Return To Forever”. The Scorpions manage to blend new songs like “Going Out With A Bang”, “We Built This House” and “Rock’n’Roll Band” seamlessly with their fulminant repertoire of rock classics from “Big City Nights” and “Blackout” to “Still Loving You” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”. This might also be the open secret allowing The Scorpions to continuously approach their live shows with so much freshness, passion and conviction. Fans can look forward to the upcoming gigs – especially because the Tour Edition of “Return To Forever” is a timely release as the perfect souvenir. And now: It’s showtime for the Scorpions!


The “Return To Forever” Tour Edition will be available from March 11, 2016 as a 1 CD + 2DVD Digipack and as download.


To preorder “Return To Forever” Tour Edition go to



SCORPIONS – The 50th Anniversary Tour

February 17               Sport Palace                                      Odessa, Ukraine

February 19               Palace of Sports                                Kiev, Ukraine

February 22               Arena Riga                                         Riga, Latvia

February 24               Zalgirio Arena                                    Kaunas, Lithuania

February 27               O2 Arena                                            Prague, Czech Republic

February 29               Papp László Sport Arena                   Budapest, Hungary


March 2                      Steel Arena                                        Kosice, Slovakia

March 4                      Tauron Arena                                     Krakow, Poland

March 12                    Rockhal                                              Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

March 14                    Schleyer-Halle                                   Stuttgart, Germany

March 16                    Olympiahalle                                      München, Germany

March 18                    Westfalenhalle                                  Dortmund, Germany

March 19                    SAP Arena                                          Mannheim, Germany

March 21                    Barclaycard Arena                            Hamburg, Germany

March 23                    Mercedes Benz Arena                       Berlin, Germany

March 24                    Arena                                                 Leipzig, Germany

March 26                    Festhalle                                            Frankfurt, Germany

March 27                    Lanxess Arena                                   Köln, Germany



May 6                         Carolina Rebellion                             Charlotte, USA

May 13                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA

May 14                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA

May 18                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA

May 20                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA

May 21                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA

May 28                       Rocklahoma                                       Pryor, USA

May 29                       River City Rockfest                           San Antonio, USA


June 1                         Monterrey Arena                               Monterrey, Mexico

June 3                         Arena Ciudad de México                   Mexico City, Mexico

June 4                         Auditorio Telmex                               Guadelajara, Mexico

June 18                       Rock The Ring                                    Hinwil, Switzerland

June 23                       Copenhell Festival                             Copenhagen, Denmark

June 28                       Meo Arena                                         Lisbon, Portugal

June 30                       Arena Miribilla                                   Bilbao, Spain


July 3                          Barclaycard Arena                            Madrid, Spain

July 14                        Menora Mivtachim Arena                  Tel Aviv, Israel

July 17                        Arena Armeec                                    Sofia, Bulgaria

July 29                        The Runaway Festival                       Oripää, Finland

July 30                        Rockin’ The Rock Festival                 Nilsiä, Finland




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