According to the French SCORPIONS fan club Crazyscorps, SCORPIONS will release “Get Your Sting Blackout” on CD and Blu-ray this coming Friday, October 14 with exclusive distribution in Europe via the electronics and home appliances retailer Media Markt. Both the CD and Blu-ray contain a recording of the band’s April 15, 2011 concert in Saarbrücken, Germany as part of SCORPIONS‘ ongoing farewell tour. The band performed its greatest hits, including “Wind Of Change”, “Blackout”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Still Loving You”, and “Send Me An Angel”.
SCORPIONS‘ setlist for the Saarbrücken concert was as follows:
01. Sting In The Tail
02. Make It Real
03. Bad Boys Running Wild
04. The Zoo
05. Coast To Coast
06. Loving You Sunday Morning
07. The Best Is Yet To Come
08. Send Me An Angel
10. Raised On Rock
11. Tease Me Please Me
13. Kottak Attack
15. Six String Sting
16. Big City Nights
17. Still Loving You
18. Wind Of Change
19. Rock You Like A Hurricane
20. When The Smoke Is Going Down
Fan-filmed video footage of the Saarbrücken concert can be seen below.
SCORPIONS will release “Comeblack”, a collection of re-recorded versions of the band’s classics songs, on November 4 via Sony. The effort will be made available as a CD and on double vinyl.
An audio sample of the re-recorded version of the band’s 1984 classic ballad “Still Loving You”, re-titled “Still Loving You – Je T’Aime Encore” and featuring a guest appearance by the French 2009 “Pop Idol” winner Amandiner Bourgeois, is currently streaming on the Charts In France web site. The track is expected to appear on the French version of the “Comeblack” album.
In a recent interview with ArabNews.com, SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine stated about the group’s future plans, “Our newest project comes out in the next few months. It gives you a chance to experience the SCORPIONS in 3D. You can actually feel the smoke string out of the guitar like it is a live show. It is an incredible experience. The DVD features our concerts in 3D in Germany. Indeed, the strong 3D technology makes us feel like pioneers after all these years. (Laughs) We have an album coming out later this year featuring classics. You know our love for them. The ’60s was the era for our inspiration. Our movie/documentary also is soon to be released. We have cameras with us on tours, so this documentary is being made during or tours. It also gives you a picture of the SCORPIONS career and journey.”
The SCORPIONS‘ current trek — in celebration of 40-plus years in music — has been a massive success in a soft touring economy, with the group filling many of the arenas they performed at in the United States and Canada.
SCORPIONS‘ latest album, “Sting In The Tail”, sold 18,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the band’s highest chart debut in over 20 years. The CD also landed at No. 6 on the Rock Albums chart.
“Sting In The Tail” was released in North America on March 23, 2010 via Universal Music Enterprises. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael “Nord” Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS‘ “Dead Letters” CD).