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24th March 2017


Scorpions are to hit the road in September and October on a sixteen date North American, dubbed the 'Crazy World' tour with very special guests Megadeth, apart from the dates ih Laval and Chicagi.

Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine said: "When our album 'Crazy World' was released back in 91, right at the end of the Cold War, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future.

"Now, twenty-six years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, 'Crazy World' is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there."

Tour dates are:

September 14th: Reading, PA - Santander Arena
September 16th: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
September 19th: Laval, QC - Place Bell (no Megadeth; support to be announced)
September 22nd: Toronto, ONT - Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
September 23rd: Chicago, IL - All State Arena (no MEGADETH; support to be announced)
September 26th: Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
September 29th: Spokane, WA - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
September 30th: Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
October 3rd: Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort
October 4th: Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
October 7th: Los Angeles - The Forum
October 8th: Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Arena
October 11th: San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
October 12th: Dallas, TX - Pavilion at The Music Factory
October 14th: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
October 15th: Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena

Megadeth have spent more than a year on the road promoting their latest album, 'Dystopia', which was released in January 2016. The group are currently scheduled to head back out on tour at the end of April, with three US festival appearances penciled in for July and a headlining appearance at Bloodstock in August.

Dave Mustaine recently told Meltdown of the WRIF radio station in Detroit, Michigan:

"Believe it or not, we've got some cool things going on for the States. We've got two really great things we're gonna be doing. We'll be heading out some part of the spring or summer, and then we just were told about an opportunity at the end of the year that really, really excited me.

"It's somebody I've never played with before that we're actually gonna be supporting. They were so cool that we would step down from being a headliner to support this group."

Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee confirmed to us back in January (here) that the German titans are to release a brand new studio album in early 2018 and continue rocking global audiences.

Mikkey told a press conference at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony that The Scorps, who celebrated fifty years of existence with one of their biggest tours ever last year, have already started working on new music and the forthcoming songs are as exciting and as vibrant as ever, just as you would expect.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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