bloodtoohot wrote:i hope they will play in Quebec and Montreal!
James said they will tour here in June and maybe in September..
were you at these show in 2010 Scorplady?
There was VIP and it was ***... when it's written MEET AND GREET+Picture and there was just a picture with the band, i don't call it a meet and greet and i pay 275$ US..
Scottss8 wrote:The Scorpions will play some shows here in North America in 2012. Don't expect a full tour. I would expect about 15 to 20 shows and these shows will take place in big arenas and amphitheaters. Expect this tour to be played in major cities across North America. Cities that i expect to be played will be:
Los Angeles,Arizona,Las Vegas,Chicago,Detroit, San Antonio, New York, Boston, Tampa Bay,Montreal and Toronto. Those cities will be played. The Scorpions have always done great business in those cities. Also expect Michael Schenker Group to be part of this tour. That would include a family reunion during these shows. Herman is playing with Michael these days and Francis is playing bass on the European part of his tour. The Scorps music with Uli Jon Roth was never popular here in the USA so him being part of this tour would not make sense.
i'm just hoping that since Francis is playing with Michael in May/June in eurpoe with Herman on drums that the guys can patch up any problems that have existed in the past 20 years and move forward. I think all Scorpions fans would like one last studio CD with Dieter Dierks as the producer and all past members Michael,Uli,Herman and Francis to be part of this historic studio CD. Bring back the classic Scorpions sound. Maiden has 3 giutar players and alot of bands have 2 drummers so why not have a full production for a live show. The only problem i see happening is with Klaus.Klaus having the problem with his voice and his heath these days.
Scorplady wrote:Haha I was just thinking EXACTLY the same thing. Van Halen tickets just went on sale, they have a VIP ticket thing that costs $895 US dollars. I am just floored by that, I can't believe it, for real? That makes me sick.
I would be really sad if the Scorpions were part of that tour, it wouldn't be right.
coby123 wrote:I have a feeling they will play more cities than that scotts8. Maybe your privy to info i dont have but i dont think they would screw hardcore fans like that. I , and many others, would rather pay to see them in a small venue twice than buy a plane ticket to see them once in a half filled arena.
I love the Scorps but i do think ( like a lot of rockstars ) ego plays into it. They need to realize they ARE the last great 80's era band. If the US promotion and media doesn't get that ? F##k em'. This tour is about THE HARDCORE FANS ! And when the rave concert reviews come pouring in from the shows ( like the last tour), and people start *** that the shows sold out to quick or werent big enough ??? Cry me a river. Too many of my fellow Americans are sold on HYPE not quality. Im not. I go for quality first . Thats why i stick with the Scorpions. So this tour needs to be about us dedicated fans. They could top it all off with one HUGE show at maddison square garden.
So yeah, sizing down would kick ass !
First off this tour has not been about the fans it's been about how there Manager Peter Amend can make money off this retirement tour. They keep playing the same pla
And PLEASE DO NOT CO-HEADLINE WITH VAN HALEN !
coby123 wrote:Im pretty sure how it goes is, the band agrees with a promoter on shows. The band gets paid either way if the show falls flat or does well. The promoter is the one that takes the risks. I cant see a promoter taking the risk of trying to sell the Scorpions in arenas in 2012.
They have two ways to cut - Take a huge risk and promote the HELL out of the tour with a major ( and expensive ) Tv, radio, and internet radio blitz and only do a few big shows , or, take the safe route and book smaller 5-8k shows and have a guaranteed sell out success. If the band takes the risk and only does a few big shows, there will be A LOT of pissed of scorpions fans. And this BS about 2013 ? If they push shows back that far for America they will lose credibility and wont be able to sell out a taco stand. They said the tour was going from 2010 to 2012 . What would they call a tour in 2013 ? Get your sting and blackout retirement tour final leg of the final sting tour ?
Hit the US massive in smaller venues this summer kicking ass and taking names ! Its all about the quality not the quantity. If some casual fans miss out because they thought Van Halen or Metallica would be better ? Tough Sh#t. If you have been on this planet for more than 15-20 years you know from reviews that the scorpions are legendary CONSISTANT performers. If you miss that ? Too bad. Us hardcore fans will get tickets and see the show.
As screwed as i think America is sometimes , IT WAS US that put the Scorpions on the map. I think they owe it to the hardcore Scorpions fans to hit as many places on this last tour . NOT 5 half sold arenas.
coby123 wrote:They are available between June 6th and October 13th . With one show at Wacken in August where they wont be using their own stage. Thats almost 3 and a half months free. They could pull off 50 dates in 90+ days easy.
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