It started on May 1, in Zhenjiang and finished in Berlin on December 2, It was in the support of band's eighteenth studio album Return to Forever and it was also celebration of band's fifty years in music business. It was, also, the last Scorpions worldwide tour to feature James Kottak and first worldwide tour to feature Mikkey Dee as a band's official drummer.
In Scorpions announced farewell tour. Before they retire, they wanted to release a bonus track album from leftovers from seventies and eighties just for the fans.
After playing the final show in Munich in December,band planned to take a break and go on vacation. They agreed on doing that project and turned out to be successful. That whole thing pushed back the bonus track project. As soon as they have finished the MTV Unplugged project, band immediately went back to studio to work on bonus track project.
Band was listening the recordings they have already prepared for the project. They were happy with the result and Rudolf Schenker said No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R he has a tape with some songs that they could also use for this project. While searching for the tape, Schenker found an old ledger in which his mother enumerated the loans that his father provided to him, so he could buy all the equipment and establish the band.
He looked into the book and it said: "September, ". He went back to the studio and told the band what he found and their No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R said that it would be great idea to celebrate 50th Anniversary since they are the only German band who is 50 years in music and one Até À Vista - Tina De Mola - Dona De Corações the few in the world along with The Rolling StonesThe WhoBeach Boys and Pink Floyd.
Manager suggested to the band that they contact the promoters and see if they were interested in the band doing the 50th Anniversary Tour.
Then Schenker suggested that if the band was going to do a 50th Anniversary Tour, then the band needed to release a brand new studio album. So the band went again into the listening process of bonus track material that they had already prepared and see if they could improve something, like choruses and riffs.
After that, they re-recorded the old stuff and started to write new songs with the producers Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen. The result was the album Return to Forever. On August 16, Scorpions released through their social media a promotional picture with which they announced 50th Anniversary Tour and new studio album for Originally, band received an offer two do full month residency concert, but it didn't worked out for No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R reasons, so band was only able to perform five shows.
Manfred Nikitser, associated lighting designer and director also joined production team. The lights used consist of 36 Clay Paky A. Stage design also consists of a big L. The set also has four crossbars and ladders. Stage also features flying platform with drum kit with the Sharpy Wash lights placed underneath. Nikister said that Necrocannibals Passions - Linfogranulomatosis Inguinalis - Mangled Body Autopsy lights were chosen because those lights are the best from point of compactnesshigh output and speed.
PRG Nocturne provided all the equipment. The visual content was No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R with by Hans-Otto Richter and Nikitser. Every show started with a sound of sirens and curtain falling down.
During the performance of the song "The Zoo", Meine would Third Floor Heaven - Be-Bop Deluxe* - Axe Victim his cowbell drumsticks into the crowd.
That song One Better World (Organ Mix) - ABC - One Better World (Pickering Park Mix) followed by an instrumental "Coast to Coast" which lead to so-called "70's Medley" during which band performed snipets of songs "Top of the Bill", "Steamrock Fever", "Speedy's Coming" and "Catch Your Train".
Medley was followed by performance of the song "We Built This House" and electric guitar instrumental "Delicate Dance" during which Matthias Jabs plays electric guitar with a guest guitar player,his technician,Ingo Powitzer. After that James Kottak played his drum solo while his drum platform was risen above the stage. During his performance, pictures of all band's No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R covers were shown on the screen.
When Kottak finished with his drum solo, band would return to stage to No One Like You - Scorpions - Live At Barclays Center (Blu-ray-R "Blackout" during which Rudolf Schenker played electric guitar with dry ice dispenser.
Scorpions teamed up with Yahoo! ET from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Live streaming was available for desktop computers on Yahoo! Album) website and through Yahoo! Filmed in Los AngelesSanta Barbara and Las Vegasdocumentary takes a look at the group's impressive longevity and continued popularity in the United States.
On March 21,30 minutes into the concert at Barclaycard Arena in HamburgKlaus Meine complained about sore throat. Band was forced to stop the concert and Meine went for medical exam. He was diagnosed with advanced viral infection and larynx and trachea inflammation. To get whole health situation under control, Meine went under the medical treatment and doctors banned him to sing for several weeks and because of that, concerts at Lanxess Arena in CologneArena Leipzig in LeipzigFesthalle in FrankfurtMercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin and Barclaycard Arena Album) Hamburg had to be postponed.
While staying there, Kottak decided to stay for two more weeks with a plan to go back on the tour with the band right after the treatment. Band members advised him to take advantage of this treatment and that he stays longer. They said that they will call Mikkey Dee to replace him as a drummer on the upcoming tour dates and Kottak agreed on that.
He stayed in Crossroads Centre until end of July, and he stayed there for total of 92 days. Since the next batch of concerts was in South America in September,all the band's sound equipment and instruments were transporting there at that time. Kottak decided to stay at home for a little while and next time when he and band talked, they mutually agreed that it just doesn't make any sense for him to continue playing with the band.
Seb Male from The Edge said about the band's performance on Ramblin' Man Fair in " Scorpions were nearly half an hour late on stage, prompting some disappointed fans to head over to watch Camel on the Prog Stage instead, but when they finally did arrive they were definitely on form. Klaus Meine remains pitch-perfect after all these years". Metal makes old bones, and metal rules". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steel for Brains.
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