SCORPIESone of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, returns to North America on the “Rock Believer” world tour with special guests WHITE SNAKE on the David Coverdale– the outfit’s farewell tour.
Fresh from them sold out “Sin City Nights” residency in Las Vegas, SCORPIES starts for two months Live Nation– produced a series of dates on August 14 in Toronto with additional concerts in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas and Denver, among others. In addition to WHITE SNAKESwedish band THUNDER MOTHER will join the tour.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 AM local time on Ticketmaster.com. SCORPIEN Rock Zone Fan Club members will have exclusive, first-time access to tickets starting Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 AM local time.
SCORPIES front man Klaus Meine said: “After the great start we’ve had with our residency in Las Vegas, it’s time to come back for a real tour to rock the US like a hurricane again. We can’t wait to see all you rock believers out there to see !”
coverdale added: “Once again it’s time to sting the . to feel SCORPIES and the bite of the WHITE SNAKE† Can not wait!!!”
SCORPIES North American tour dates with WHITE SNAKE†
August 21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 24 – Quebec City, QC – Center Videotron
August 27 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
August 30 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater
September 01 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
September 05 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino*
September 7 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
September 09 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino*
September 12 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
September 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
September 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
September 19 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Sept. 21 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Arena
September 24 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
September 27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
September 29 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
October 01 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
October 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
October 07 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
October 09 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
October 13 — Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
October 15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
October 18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
October 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
† SCORPIES nothing but
SCORPIES‘ last album, “Rock Believer”was released on February 25. The album was mainly recorded on Peppermint Park Studios in Hanover, Germany and was mixed on the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael Ilbertwho has earned more Grammy nominations for his mixing work with producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry†
SCORPIES originally intended to record the new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelmanwhose previous credits include: SLIP KNOT and METALLIC† However, due to the pandemic, some of the initial work has been done with Greg remotely, after which SCORPIES chose to manage the recordings themselves with the help of their technician Hans-Martin Buff†
SCORPIES‘ new album marks their first release since 2017 “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads”an anthology of new and classic material.
To think told Chilean Radio Futuro that “Rock Believer” is “dedicated to all the rock believers in the world. And we’re really excited after all these years. We thought, when you think of all the touring we’ve done over the past 10 years, after the release of ‘Back to Forever’ in 2015 the time was right to go back into the studio, write new material, write new songs and see if the creativity still works. The big goal was, the goal was to make a rock album – to make an album with a lot of attitude, power and focus on the good old days and really enjoy the music and have fun with the music. And that feels really good.”
SCORPIES‘ previous full collection of new recordings was the aforementioned “Back to Forever”, consisting in part of songs the band had in the vault from the ’80s. It was the last recorded performance of SCORPIES‘old drummer’ James Kottakwho was fired from the band in September 2016. He has since been replaced by Mikey Deeformerly of ENGINE HEAD†
last July, WHITE SNAKE announced that it had engaged a Croatian singer/multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick for his upcoming tour. jelusick is a member of multi-platinum selling band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and used to be part of DIRTY SHIRLEY (of George Lynch†ANIMAL DRIVE and recorded with many others. The 29-year-old dinosaur has been singing, touring and recording since he was five. Besides being the front man, his main instrument is keyboards, but he also plays bass, guitar and drums. He completed music academy and did theater work.
coverdalewho turned 70 last September recently confirmed his intention to retire from touring after WHITE SNAKEnext series of concerts around the world.
coverdale had both his knees replaced with titanium in 2017 after suffering from degenerative arthritis. He later explained that he was in so much pain with arthritis in his knees that it hindered his ability to perform live.
WHITE SNAKE was touring in support of his latest album, “Flesh & Blood”which was released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl†