Scorpions Launch Documentary Series On The Making Of Their New Album “Rock Believer”

Scorpions have launched a new documentary series focusing on the making of their new album “Rock Believer” (out February 25). You can watch the first episode below. The band commented:

“For our new album ‘Rock Believer’, we all came back together in the studio like in the old days and captured that journey on camera. Today we release the first part 1 of 3. Maybe you discover some unreleased music snippets from our new album in it…”

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) Honored As “Gothenburger Of The Year”

Yesterday (November 27), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) was presented with the honorary “Gothenburger Of The Year” title in Gothenburg, Sweden. As part of the award, the drummer’s name was placed on a tram and he got to drive “40 tons of metal to the Queens Square where he [was] honored in front of fans and the people of Gothenburg.” Gothenburg city officials commented:

“We, the people of Gothenburg, feel an enormous pride that we have an artist of the world of this caliber in our city. For over 40 years Mikkey has performed with an amazing passion in some of the biggest bands in the world. He is true inspiration for all of us as well as young musicians”.

Skid Row To Replace Queensrÿche As Supporting Act For Scorpions’ Las Vegas Residency

Queensrÿche will no longer be supporting Scorpions during their upcoming Las Vegas residency. Skid Row will now be taking their place. Here’s the dates:

03/26 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
03/30 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/01 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/03 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/07 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/12 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/14 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/16 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater

Scorpions Premiere “Peacemaker” Music Video

Scorpions have premiered a new video for their new song “Peacemaker.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rock Believer,” which will be released on February 25. Klaus Meine commented:

“The first thing that came to my mind was the hook line ‘Peacemaker, peacemaker / Bury the undertaker.’ I was just playing around with those words. At a time when so many people have died and are still dying of COVID, from devastating wars and other senseless crimes, it makes you feel that the undertaker must be working overtime. In a peaceful world after the pandemic, it will be time for the peacemaker to rule… that’s an image that really appeals to me.”

Scorpions’ New Song “Peacemaker” Will Now Arrive In November

Scorpions have delayed the release of their new song “Peacemaker.” The track, which was supposed to be released yesterday (October 21), will now be available on November 4. It will also appear on the band’s new album “Rock Believer,” which is set to be released on February 11.

Scorpions To Release New Album “Rock Believer” In February, Announce European Tour

Scorpions have announced that their new album, “Rock Believer,” will be released on February 11, 2022. The effort’s first single, “Peacemaker,” will debut on October 21, 2021. Frontman Klaus Meine commented:

“The album was written and recorded in the Scorpions DNA with core [Rudolf] Schenker/[Klaus] Meine compositions. We recorded the album as a band live in one room, like we did in the ’80s.”

In other news, the group have also announced a spring European tour:

05/10 Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
05/13 Toulouse, France – Zenith Toulouse Metropole
05/15 Lille, France – Zenith De Lille
05/17 Paris, France – Accorhotels Arena
05/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
05/23 Verona, Italy – Arena Di Verona
05/26 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
05/28 Kraków, Poland – Tauron Arena
05/30 Budapest, Hungary – Laszlo Papp Sports Arena
06/03 Helsinki, Finland – Rockfest
06/08 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle (with Mammoth WVH)
06/10 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle (with Mammoth WVH)
06/12 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle (with Mammoth WVH)
06/15 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena (with Mammoth WVH)
06/17 Hannover, Germany – Zag Arena (with Mammoth WVH)
06/19 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle (with Mammoth WVH)
06/23 Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/25 Cartagena, Spain – Rock Imperium Festival
06/28 Nice, France – Palais Nikaia
06/30 Amneville, France – Le Galaxie
07/02 Ferrand, France – Zenith D’Auvergne – Clermont

As previously reported, the band also have a Las Vegas residency booked for March/April:

03/26 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
03/30 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/01 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/03 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/07 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/12 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/14 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
04/16 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater

Scorpions Honored With European Culture Prize

On August 28, Scorpions were honored at the European Culture Prize gala at the Bonn Opera House in Bonn, Germany. Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker accepted the award during the event, which was held in the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The band commented:

“What an honour to receive the wonderful EUROPEAN CULTURE AWARD 2021 in Bonn / Germany … Thank you so much …it was truly a Night to remember … SCORPIONS”.