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22nd April 2013


Teutonic pyramid Metallers The Scorpions have announced five live dates for October later this year. But before you get too excited you will need your passport and visas at the ready as the band will play with a full orchestra in Belarus and Russia.

This is not the first time that the Scorpions have performed an orchestra concert having previously done so with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 which was recorded for the 'Moment Of Glory' album.

In fact the last time the Scorpions performed with an orchestra was actually the last time they played in the UK at the Royal Albert Hall London when they were one of many guests for Mikhail Gorbachev 80's Birthday Celebration Concert in March 2011.

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The Scorpions did announce their retirement from the live stage in 2010 but the Final Sting World Tour has proved to be so popular that the band have reconsidered their future and will continue to make one final studio album where the band will revisit some songs left over from the 'Blackout' period.

The Scorpions have been such a big financial pull around the world that they have yet to accept any dates in the UK but the band do wish to visit these shores one last time.


The Belarus and Russian dates are as follows.

October 19th 2013 Minsk BelarusMinsk Arena
October 22nd 2013 Moscow Russia Crocus Hall Kassir
October 23rd 2013 Moscow Russia Crocus Hall Kassir
October 26th 2013 Kazan Russia Tatneft Arena
October 29th 2013 St. Petersburg Russia Ice Arena

These are the only dates announced for 2013 so far... MetalTalk will keep you posted.

You can watch the live performance of 'Wind Of Change' complete with orchestra of the last visit to the UK of the Scorpions at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2011 at the Mikhail Gorbachev 80th Birthday Concert here.

You can watch the entirety of their Moment Of Glory show with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra filmed in 2000 here...

In further Scorpions news the 1990 album 'Crazy World' will be be re-released on June 3rd in a special double disc edition that will feature the original album plus bonus tracks on Disc 1. Whilst Disc 2 will feature a live concert recorded on the Live Crazy World Tour plus the promotional videos from the album of the hit singles 'Tease Me Please Me', 'Don't Believe Her', 'Send Me An Angel' and the massive global hit 'Wind Of Change'.

The track listing for the new edition of 'Crazy World' is as follows:

Disc 1: Crazy World
'Tease Me Please Me'
'Don't Believe Her'
'To Be With You In Heaven'
'Wind Of Change'
'Restless Nights'
'Lust Or Love'
'Kicks After Six'
'Money And Fame'
'Hit Between The Eyes'
'Crazy World'
'Send Me An Angel'
'Wind Of Change' (Edit)
'Big City Nights' (Live At The Moscow Peace Festival)
'Wind Of Change' (Russian Version)
'Wind Of Change' (Spanish Version)
'Holiday' (Live Version)
'Hit Between The Eyes'
'The Zoo'

Disc 2: Live Crazy World Tour
'Bad Boys Running Wild'
'Hit Between The Eyes'
'I Can't Explain'
'The Zoo'
'Rhythm Of Love'
'Crazy World'
'Can't Live Without You'
'Lust Or Love'
'Big City Nights'
'Rock You Like A Hurricane'

Music videos:
'Tease Me Please Me'
'Don't Believe Her'
'Send Me An Angel'
'Wind Of Change'



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

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