Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee will receive the honorable title “Gothenburger Of The Year” in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, November 27th.
“Gothenburger Of The Year” is an honorary title awarded to a resident of the city who has gained special distinction during the year and acted in a praiseworthy manner that has inspired pride and given pleasure to many people.
As part of tomorrow’s festivities, Mikkey will get his name on his very own tram. He will be driving 40 tons of metal to the Queens Square where he will be honored in front of fans and the people of Gothenburg. The award is given by the Gothenburg city council and Gothenburg tram association.
“We, the people of Gothenburg, feel an enormous pride that we have an artist of the world of this caliber in our city,” Gothenburg city officials said in a statement. “For over 40 years, Mikkey has performed with an amazing passion in some of the biggest bands in the world. He is true inspiration for all of us as well as young musicians.”