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Scorpions - To Break Up After World Tour


German hard rock legends Scorpions are calling it a day. The band's last album Sting In The Tail will be out on March 19th 2010, with a world tour following the release. The official word from the band reads as follows:

"It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you - whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs.

While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was - and how much fun we were still having, in the process. But there was also something else: we want to end the Scorpions extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we've always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road. We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years.

We want you, our fans, to be the first to know about this. Thank you for your never-ending support throughout the years! We uploaded the very first snippets from our new album for you, available here. And now... let's get the party started and get ready for a Sting in the Tail. See you on the world tour."

Get your Sting and Blackout World 2010 tour dates can be found here.

Source: the-scorpions.com
Band profile: Scorpions
Event: Scorpions: Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour
Posted: 24.01.2010 by Thryce


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24.01.2010 - 14:27
Valentin B
Iconoclast
NO!! WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF


at least i'll have one last chance at seeing them in concert, but still.. seems every decent band is disbanding these days, first Running Wild, now Scorpions..
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24.01.2010 - 14:37
Ilham
Giant robot
$$$$!!!!
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24.01.2010 - 14:38
vanishing_dream

Hmm... strange. They're one of those ageless bands that you'd never expect to quit.
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24.01.2010 - 14:39
Promonex
Cathemeral
I didn't even know they were still around

And this seems like a chance ICS won't leave out. So I guess I'm gonna see them in August
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24.01.2010 - 14:44
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Promonex on 24.01.2010 at 14:39

And this seems like a chance ICS won't leave out. So I guess I'm gonna see them in August

you mean Wacken? i'm so there if they announce a show
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24.01.2010 - 15:08
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Written by Valentin B on 24.01.2010 at 14:44

Written by Promonex on 24.01.2010 at 14:39

And this seems like a chance ICS won't leave out. So I guess I'm gonna see them in August

you mean Wacken? i'm so there if they announce a show

Sounds more like next year. Also their last show wasn't particularly good. It was mostly plain boring and way too long.

Valentin: For say half a year now you've only talked about two bands, Running Wild and The Scorpions. Both being incredibly 80's and old, and both doing what would need to grow up a lot to be called metal. So there's your chance to find new bands right here
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24.01.2010 - 15:34
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Promonex on 24.01.2010 at 14:39

I didn't even know they were still around

Same here man.
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24.01.2010 - 16:34
Metal Maiden
Megadead
It is kinda sad...they were great when I saw them last summer, but that's not just it - what really saddens me is that one of the ageless and most well-known bands ever is breaking up for real...I've always though that...bands of that caliber, history and repute just...don't break...ever...I'd like to believe that a lot of things can change for a year, let alone a few years, but still...it is very sad news indeed...
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24.01.2010 - 16:42
In Bone Factory

How sad!!!
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24.01.2010 - 16:58
Lord_Regnier

Written by Valentin B on 24.01.2010 at 14:27

NO!! WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF


at least i'll have one last chance at seeing them in concert, but still.. seems every decent band is disbanding these days, first Running Wild, now Scorpions..


And what do you expect from those old 70s and 80s metal bands, really?

They won't stay active forever, you know. All of them are getting quite old so it's normal they start to call a quit one after the other. Many others will call a quit in the next years. And a few bands will probably disband after the death of a key band member. That's the circle of life. Life is a turning wheel and nothing is eternal. People like you who seem to be surprised each time an old band calls a quit are unrealistic, because it was to be expected.

About "every decent band is disbanding these days", you're the only one to blame if the situation makes you sad. Make some effort to find new and younger bands, instead of sticking to grandfathers who play the same old outdated stuff for decades.
I'm twice as old as you, I grew up listening to those bands when they were at their best, but I try to live with my time and refuse to stick to things that belong to the past. It's something I find quite weird, you know. I would have many more reasons than people who are in their early 20s to be sad of this situation but it doesn't make me sad at all. Why? Because I'm realistic and what happens now is only logical.


Lots of people are like you and seem to refuse the changes metal has undergone during the 90s, with the development of many sub-genres and all, and prefer to stubbornly stick to old bands that have done their time (and, imo, should have called a quit years ago- if not decades). Many metalheads are stuck in the 80s. Sad for them, but they will have only 2 options soon:

1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.
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24.01.2010 - 17:08
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Written by Lord_Regnier on 24.01.2010 at 16:58

Written by Valentin B on 24.01.2010 at 14:27

NO!! WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF


at least i'll have one last chance at seeing them in concert, but still.. seems every decent band is disbanding these days, first Running Wild, now Scorpions..


And what do you expect from those old 70s and 80s metal bands, really?

They won't stay active forever, you know. All of them are getting quite old so it's normal they start to call a quit one after the other. Many others will call a quit in the next years. And a few bands will probably disband after the death of a key band member. That's the circle of life. Life is a turning wheel and nothing is eternal. People like you who seem to be surprised each time an old band calls a quit are unrealistic, because it was to be expected.

About "every decent band is disbanding these days", you're the only one to blame if the situation makes you sad. Make some effort to find new and younger bands, instead of sticking to grandfathers who play the same old outdated stuff for decades.


Lots of people are like you and seem to refuse the changes metal has undergone during the 90s, with the development of many sub-genres and all, and prefer to stubbornly stick to old bands that have done their time (and, imo, should have called a quit years ago- if not decades). Many metalheads are stuck in the 80s. Sad for them, but they will have only 2 options soon:

1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.

This whole post is really uncalled for. It's always sad to see one of your favorite bands disband no matter for what reason. Apart from that, Val actually does listen to quite a number of today's bands from many different genres.

And why again would anyone stop liking bands just because they're old? I would shit my pants right here if Pink Floyd announced a reunion tour with both Waters and Gilmour in the lineup. Same goes for Led Zeppelin with Robert Plant. And I manage to be a fan of a big number of today's bands.
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24.01.2010 - 17:12
Lord_Regnier

My point was simply that most people see the old metal bands for what they were and not what they are. If they'd see them for what they are, they would not be surprised when events like that happen.
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24.01.2010 - 17:15
Metalhead1218
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The really sad part is... I just got into them.
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24.01.2010 - 17:15
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Lord_Regnier on 24.01.2010 at 16:58

1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.

granted, my first reply was a bit over the top, but it was because i was genuinely shocked and saddened from the announcement. i am NOT some guy living in the 80s, i know and love tons of other bands(the list is huge, believe me) whose band members were in kindergarten at best during the 80s. none of them are among my all-time favorites, except maybe for Amon Amarth, but some of those bands are growing on me.
it's just the fact that Scorpions has been growing on me a lot during the past months, i passed a great opportunity to see them in July last year with Blind Guardian and Edguy supporting(two godly live bands and one good live band), and now i realize what i missed and that i have a very limited time-span in which i can see them.
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24.01.2010 - 17:27
Lord_Regnier

Written by Valentin B on 24.01.2010 at 17:15

Written by Lord_Regnier on 24.01.2010 at 16:58

1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.

granted, my first reply was a bit over the top, but it was because i was genuinely shocked and saddened from the announcement. i am NOT some guy living in the 80s, i know and love tons of other bands(the list is huge, believe me) whose band members were in kindergarten at best during the 80s. none of them are among my all-time favorites, except maybe for Amon Amarth, but some of those bands are growing on me.
it's just the fact that Scorpions has been growing on me a lot during the past months, i passed a great opportunity to see them in July last year with Blind Guardian and Edguy supporting(two godly live bands and one good live band), and now i realize what i missed and that i have a very limited time-span in which i can see them.


Though it might have looked like that, my post wasn't directed specifically at you. You must see it as general reflexion.

Concerning the missed opportunity to see them live, I have to admit that the timing really sucks for you. Good luck in your attempts to catch them while there is still time.
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24.01.2010 - 17:29
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Thanks
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24.01.2010 - 18:25
pazuzuovbabel
Pazuzu
WTFFFFFFFF ,, WHY , why now ,, thats mean there is no hope to see them alive to me .. ..
anyways , we always STILL LOVING YOU, Scorpions ,, and cant wait to hear the NEW ALBUM
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24.01.2010 - 18:28
Metal Maiden
Megadead
Written by Lord_Regnier on 24.01.2010 at 16:58


1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.



Remind me, Lord, what was the reason people cant enjoy both old AND new bands? It's just that my senile, 80s mind is not what it used to be anymore, and I'm having trouble remembering things...That was one bitch of a post, you know...Yes, I am very sad that Scorpions are about to disband, I was very sad when Therion's entire line-up save Christofer left, I was also extremely sad when Warning disbanded for a second time...It always sucks when a favourite band breaks up, no matter which decade saw their glory days...And yes, if such band happens to be one of the all-time legends in musical history, it DOES add a particularly more bitter flavour to it...So if you have a problem with that, feel free to go and tell people to "find new musical interests" and "stop living in the 80's" all you want, I couldn't care less...

Valentin, are you talking about the Kaliakra show in Bulgaria? It's where I saw them live, hehe... Yes, it was a great show, though don't be too sorry about Edguy, Tobias was as childish as usual, and they only did one song from the good days - Tears of a Mandrake...BG were great, but their setlist was a bit short, there was no Bard's Song, and Hansi looked really weird with short hair...
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24.01.2010 - 18:43
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Metal Maiden on 24.01.2010 at 18:28

Valentin, are you talking about the Kaliakra show in Bulgaria? It's where I saw them live, hehe... Yes, it was a great show, though don't be too sorry about Edguy, Tobias was as childish as usual, and they only did one song from the good days - Tears of a Mandrake...BG were great, but their setlist was a bit short, there was no Bard's Song, and Hansi looked really weird with short hair...

yeah, i was talking about Kaliakra. no Bard's Song? well that's a relief lol
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24.01.2010 - 18:48
Metal Maiden
Megadead
Written by Valentin B on 24.01.2010 at 18:43

Written by Metal Maiden on 24.01.2010 at 18:28

Valentin, are you talking about the Kaliakra show in Bulgaria? It's where I saw them live, hehe... Yes, it was a great show, though don't be too sorry about Edguy, Tobias was as childish as usual, and they only did one song from the good days - Tears of a Mandrake...BG were great, but their setlist was a bit short, there was no Bard's Song, and Hansi looked really weird with short hair...

yeah, i was talking about Kaliakra. no Bard's Song? well that's a relief lol


Nah, the real relief was that manowar missed the opportunity to appear for a third consecutive year, else I would've never seen Scorpions live, mhahaha... No, really, it was an all-german night, and it was very cool...
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24.01.2010 - 19:24
Lord_Regnier

Written by Metal Maiden on 24.01.2010 at 18:28

Written by Lord_Regnier on 24.01.2010 at 16:58


1. Find new interests in metal music
2. Stick to the albums they have and forget metal apart from that

because the old 80s bands won't exist anymore.



Remind me, Lord, what was the reason people cant enjoy both old AND new bands? It's just that my senile, 80s mind is not what it used to be anymore, and I'm having trouble remembering things...That was one bitch of a post, you know...Yes, I am very sad that Scorpions are about to disband, I was very sad when Therion's entire line-up save Christofer left, I was also extremely sad when Warning disbanded for a second time...It always sucks when a favourite band breaks up, no matter which decade saw their glory days...And yes, if such band happens to be one of the all-time legends in musical history, it DOES add a particularly more bitter flavour to it...So if you have a problem with that, feel free to go and tell people to "find new musical interests" and "stop living in the 80's" all you want, I couldn't care less...


The last words summarize perfectly my position towards your post: I couldn't care less.

"That was one bitch of a post"...Well, I have an idea where's the real bitch in this story.
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24.01.2010 - 19:34
Metal Maiden
Megadead
Really!!? Well, good for you, maybe you can tell me where exactly then... Still, if at a later time you decide to answer my question, it would really seem like you have an almost plausible point there...
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24.01.2010 - 20:44
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Thank god they are quitting. They should have done that after Blackout then at least their legacy wouldn't have been tainted. Good riddance I say.
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24.01.2010 - 21:04
Valentin B
Iconoclast
As always, Marcel is the party crasher extraordinaire.. i think he wants to get people down so everyone will be as misanthropic and world-weary as he is in order to fully appreciate the majestic genres of funeral doom and sludge metal.
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24.01.2010 - 21:13
Symmachus

Well, they're splitting up after so long. At least the band didn't end by some of the members dying in a freak accident or something along those lines. Them ending on a high note is a nice sign. IT sucks that they're splitting up, but almost all earthly things come to an end.
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24.01.2010 - 21:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Symmachus on 24.01.2010 at 21:13

Them ending on a high note is a nice sign.



Ending on a high?

Their high was around the time of Blackout certainly not now.
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24.01.2010 - 21:37
Lord_Regnier

Written by Metal Maiden on 24.01.2010 at 18:28

Remind me, Lord, what was the reason people cant enjoy both old AND new bands?


I will answer your question. I'm well aware there are people who enjoy both old and new bands. I was talking of those people who say that 80s metal can never be surpassed and that metal is only noise nowadays. Most of those people never took the time to listen to anything more recent and prefer to regurgitate their bitterness at the first occasion. I have very little respect for those people who are stuck in the 80s and can't accept that things change with time. I know lots of people like that. They're totally ignorant of what happened on the metal scene in the last decades. Their knowledge about metal is almost strictly limited to mainstream stuff like Metallica.
Good if it's not your case.
Don't put the hat on your head if it doesn't fit, I would say.
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24.01.2010 - 21:39
Lord_Regnier

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.01.2010 at 20:44

Thank god they are quitting. They should have done that after Blackout then at least their legacy wouldn't have been tainted. Good riddance I say.


Indeed. After Blackout, they've made almost only commercial ballads.
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24.01.2010 - 21:46
Fat & Sassy!

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.01.2010 at 20:44

Thank god they are quitting. They should have done that after Blackout then at least their legacy wouldn't have been tainted. Good riddance I say.


I personally would have preferred them to go out after Uli left. :/

Does anyone know if they are adding more tour dates AND if they play their Uli Jon Roth-era stuff live?
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24.01.2010 - 21:49
juanopereira

This is really sad, but everything has an end. Scorpions is one of the greatest bands in the world.
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