German hard rock legends SCORPIONS will perform at the 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on April. 5. The concert is one of several events which will highlight the spectacular off-track celebrations that will mark Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) 10th anniversary.
“It is an absolute delight to have rock legends like the SCORPIONS coming to Bahrain and be a part of our 10th anniversary Grand Prix celebrations,” BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa said. “We are truly privileged to have them performing live at BIC on such a momentous occasion, and are confident that both sporting and music fans alike will be treated to yet another unforgettable entertainment spectacle during the race weekend.”
Released in North America on January 21, 2014 via Sony International, material for SCORPIONS‘ “MTV Unplugged” is taken from the band’s first-ever “MTV Unplugged” show and features new acoustic versions of best-loved classic hits, as well as five brand new songs. “MTV Unplugged” is available in two formats — a standard CD and a deluxe version featuring CD + DVD. “MTV Unplugged” was released in 50 countries, a testament to the German band’s iconic status worldwide.
Recorded and filmed just a few months ago on September 11 and September 12 of last year, “MTV Unplugged” was culled from two dynamic acoustic sets at the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens, Greece. The spectacular open-air theatre, situated 300 meters above the city, was an impressive backdrop for the first-ever open-air show in the history of “MTV Unplugged” (the theatre also shares a birth year with the SCORPIONS themselves, having been built in 1965, the same year the SCORPIONS formed).
SCORPIONS is Klaus Meine (vocals/guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitars/vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitars), Pawel Maciwoda (bass) and James Kottak (drums); additional musical support on “MTV Unplugged” includes contributions from Swedish musicians and producers Mikael Nord Andersson (guitars, mandolin, lap steel, vocals) and Martin Hansen (guitars, harmonica, vocals). The duo is also responsible for the arrangements on “MTV Unplugged”.