Scorpions Premiere “Hammersmith” Lyric Video

Scorpions have premiered a lyric video for their new single “Hammersmith.” That song originally appeared as a bonus track on the UK edition of the band’s latest album “Rock Believer.” Klaus Meine commented:

“The song takes us back to a time when we played in the smallest clubs, just dreaming about being able to perform in the Temple of Rock, the Hammersmith Odeon.”

Whitesnake Drop Off North American Tour With Scorpions & Thundermother

Whitesnake have dropped off their upcoming North American tour with Scorpions and Thundermother. David Coverdale issued the following statement:

“It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well. While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!! We Wish You Well”

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) Plays “Possibly Highest-Ever Drum Solo In The History Of Heavy Metal” For New Volvo Commercial

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) is featured in three new commercials for Swedish car manufacturer Volvo. You can watch those ads below. Notably, one clip finds the drummer playing “possibly the highest-ever drum solo in the history of heavy metal.”

Scorpions Premiere “The Language Of My Heart” Lyric Video

Scorpions have premiered a lyric video for their song “The Language Of My Heart.” The track, which was written in response to the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan in Paris France, appears on the French edition of the band’s latest album “Rock Believer.” Klaus Meine commented:

“It’s a tribute to France, with its wonderful culture and our fantastic fans.”

Scorpions Postpone Three European Shows Due To Injury

Scorpions have postponed their upcoming shows in Lisbon, Portugal, Toulouse, France, and Lille, France due to guitarist Matthias Jabs suffering an unspecified injury. Singer Klaus Meine commented:

“We very much regret having to disappoint our fans in the three cities that were next on the schedule of our world tour 2022 and ask everyone who had already secured tickets for their understanding.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scorpions, Whitesnake, & Thundermother Announce North American Tour

Scorpions have announced a headlining North American tour. Whitesnake and Thundermother will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/24 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
08/27 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
08/30 Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
09/01 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
09/05 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino (no Whitesnake)
09/07 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/09 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino (no Whitesnake)
09/12 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/14 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
09/17 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
09/19 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
09/21 Tulsa, OK – BOK Arena
09/24 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
09/27 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09/29 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/01 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/07 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/09 Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
10/15 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
10/21 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay

Watch Scorpions Perform Four Songs At Peppermint Park Studios

Scorpions recently performed “Seventh Sun,” “Shining Of Your Soul,” “Gas In The Tank,” and “Rock Believer” live at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. You can see footage of that below:

Scorpions Change “Wind Of Change” Lyrics To Honor Ukraine

During their recent live shows, Scorpions have been performing “Wind Of Change” with altered lyrics to pay tribute to Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion. The updated track begins with the phrase: “Now listen to my heart / It says Ukraine, waiting for the wind to change.”

Klaus Meine told “Loudwire Nights” the following about updating the classic “peace anthem”:

“Before we came [to Las Vegas to begin the residency], I was thinking about how it feels to play ‘Wind Of Change’ the way we used to play for so many years, and I thought, it’s not the time with this terrible war in Ukraine raging on, it’s not the time to romanticize Russia with lyrics like, ‘Follow the Moskva / Down to Gorky Park,’ you know?. I wanted to make a statement in order to support Ukraine, and so the song starts now with, ‘Now listen to my heart / It says Ukraine, waiting for the wind to change.'”

He also added:

“I mean there are many more, yes, but if I have to pin it down to one single song, this song is just so special in the history of the band because of the meaning, because of the background. When I wrote that song, I was so very much inspired by what we saw back then in the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War, the coming down of the Berlin Wall — it was a moment where all of us, and the whole world, we were looking into a peaceful future where it was about joining together instead of being separated by wars and those differences.

We grew up in the shadow of the Berlin Wall all those years when we were kids, and this was such an amazing moment in our lifetime that changed the whole world. It was like, ‘Now we join together and we leave the past behind.’ We had so many amazing moments, so many emotional moments we shared with our fans in Russia, but this is about the regime and there’s a lot of people in Russia that just don’t know the truth. That’s just a fact, and it’s so sad to see what’s going on and so many people are dying every other day. It breaks your heart, it’s really sad.”

Scorpions Share In-Studio Performance Of “Rock Believer”

Scorpions have shared footage of themselves performing the title track of their latest album, “Rock Believer,” at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. The band said the following about that:

“We are having a great time rocking in Las Vegas and wanted to share some performances with the rest of you. We recorded 4 tracks from our new album ‘Rock Believer’ at our studio in Hannover. You can watch the first one, ‘Rock Believer.'”

Scorpions To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Bangladesh’s Independence With Madison Square Garden Concert

Scorpions will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence with a special show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 6. The Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert will also feature special guests Chirkutt. The event was organized by The Bangladesh Information and Communication Technology Division with support from the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, the United Nations Development Programme, the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh, and local sponsors. Proceeds will go towards the United Nations Development Programme’s global awareness campaign on cyber security programs for youth and children. Tickets will go on sale on April 4.