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Scorpions to Release MTV Unplugged Show Next Month

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

The greatest delight for the Scorpions fans, of which there are several million throughout the world, is the fact that there is no end in sight for the Farewell World Tour, even though this has been continuing for three years now. Scorpions still are Germany’s internationally most popular rock band ever in the history of music, and of the 38 countries where farewell shows are planned, only 23 have been covered to date. On top of this, the band has found the time and energy to bring to life a very special event: their first MTV Unplugged show.

On September 11th and 12th 2013, Klaus Meine (vocals, guitars), Rudolf Schenker (guitars, vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums) played two acoustic sets in the Lycabettus theatre of Athens. The open-air theatre, which was designed by the Greek architect Takis Zenetos in 1965 – and thus is just the same age as the story of the Scorpions – is situated on Mount Lycabettus, at 300m height, and offers an impressive view of the Greek metropolis. 

More than ten years ago, the Scorpions had already played a few acoustic sets, the result of which, Acoustica, was released on CD and DVD in 2001, with great international success. 

MTV Unplugged by the Scorpions will released on November 29th 2013, available as double CD, DVD, Bluray and in various other digital and physical configurations. 

Track Listing:

Sting In The Tail
Can’t Live Without You
Pictured Life
Speedy’s Coming
Born To Touch Your Feelings
The Best Is Yet to Come
Dancing With The Moonlight
In Trance (with CÄTHE)
When You Came Into My Life
Delicate Dance (Matthias Solo)
Love Is The Answer (Rudolf Solo)
Follow Your Heart (Klaus Solo)
Send Me An Angel
Where The River Flows
Passion Rules The Game
Rock You Like A Hurricane (with Johannes Strate)
Hit Between The Eyes
Drum-Athenica, PiTTi vs. James
Rock N’ Roll Band
Still Loving You
Big City Nights
Wind Of Change (with Morten Harket)
No One Like You
When The Smoke Is Going Down