Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scorpions Return To Forever tour edition

“Return To Forever (Tour Edition)”
The current studio album 
released with 
seven additional bonus tracks and two DVDs
March 11th 2016
The Scorpions are on the move!

After last year’s massive sold-out world tour, the band is back to rock stages even harder. On their gigantic 50th Anniversary World Tour that kicked off in 2015, the Scorpions are heading to Eastern Europe in February before returning to the US with an impressive five night run at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and playing even more shows in cities around the globe.

The Scorpions have been going full throttle for more than fifty years now, with their best-selling albums dominating the charts for over 500 weeks in Germany alone, and countless chart successes abroad, as well as thousands of unforgettable concerts in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin.
The Scorpions are and will be a band of superlatives. There is no other German band, which has gained as much international success and popularity over the course of so many decades. When the rock band from Hannover presented their 18th studio album “Return To Forever” for their 50th band anniversary one year ago, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs displayed that they are unabatedly in formidable shape. Simply world class.
The Tour Edition of “Return To Forever” comes opulently stacked with two brand-new live DVDs and a CD and is bound to make fans’ hearts leap for joy. Apart from the standard album’s twelve tracks, the CD contains all seven bonus tracks, which to date, have only been released on special editions of the album. The live DVDs are even more expansive, offering generous bonus material.

Included are two complete concerts from last year: The open air gig at the French Hellfest Festival, where they headlined in June, and their show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York featuring an impressive guest performance on “No One Like You” by twelve-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer.
The brand-new fifteen-minute video documentary “On The Road in America” by Dennis Dirksen gets to the heart of the matter that the Scorpions are able to consistently attract new generations of fans, who are delighted by their songs, sound and shows. Shot during the current world tour in California and Las Vegas, it gives a voice to fans spanning from teenagers to rock ’n’ roll veterans. The film impressively shows how popular the Scorpions are in the US, and it’s touching to see fans burst into tears while taking photos with the musicians. One highlight is the story of the Ukrainian woman, who at the time used “Wind Of Change” as an impetus to emigrate to the US, and has been a dedicated follower of the band ever since. After all, the Scorpions have not only left their mark on history but continue to influence their fans’ biographies.
In an extensive track-by-track interview, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs offer a sneak peak into the band’s musical universe with anecdotes about the origin and meaning of the songs on “Return To Forever”. The Scorpions manage to blend new songs like “Going Out With A Bang”, “We Built This House” and “Rock’n’Roll Band” seamlessly with their fulminant repertoire of rock classics from “Big City Nights” and “Blackout” to “Still Loving You” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”. This might also be the open secret allowing The Scorpions to continuously approach their live shows with so much freshness, passion and conviction. Fans can look forward to the upcoming gigs – especially because the Tour Edition of “Return To Forever” is a timely release as the perfect souvenir. And now: It’s showtime for the Scorpions!

The “Return To Forever” Tour Edition will be available from March 11, 2016 as a 1 CD + 2DVD Digipack and as download.

To preorder “Return To Forever” Tour Edition go to

SCORPIONS – The 50th Anniversary Tour

February 17               Sport Palace                                      Odessa, Ukraine
February 19               Palace of Sports                                Kiev, Ukraine
February 22               Arena Riga                                         Riga, Latvia
February 24               Zalgirio Arena                                    Kaunas, Lithuania
February 27               O2 Arena                                            Prague, Czech Republic
February 29               Papp László Sport Arena                   Budapest, Hungary

March 2                      Steel Arena                                        Kosice, Slovakia
March 4                      Tauron Arena                                     Krakow, Poland
March 12                    Rockhal                                              Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
March 14                    Schleyer-Halle                                   Stuttgart, Germany
March 16                    Olympiahalle                                      München, Germany
March 18                    Westfalenhalle                                  Dortmund, Germany
March 19                    SAP Arena                                          Mannheim, Germany
March 21                    Barclaycard Arena                            Hamburg, Germany
March 23                    Mercedes Benz Arena                       Berlin, Germany
March 24                    Arena                                                 Leipzig, Germany
March 26                    Festhalle                                            Frankfurt, Germany
March 27                    Lanxess Arena                                   Köln, Germany

May 6                         Carolina Rebellion                             Charlotte, USA
May 13                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 14                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 18                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 20                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 21                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 28                       Rocklahoma                                       Pryor, USA
May 29                       River City Rockfest                           San Antonio, USA

June 1                         Monterrey Arena                               Monterrey, Mexico
June 3                         Arena Ciudad de México                   Mexico City, Mexico
June 4                         Auditorio Telmex                               Guadelajara, Mexico
June 18                       Rock The Ring                                    Hinwil, Switzerland
June 23                       Copenhell Festival                             Copenhagen, Denmark
June 28                       Meo Arena                                         Lisbon, Portugal
June 30                       Arena Miribilla                                   Bilbao, Spain

July 3                          Barclaycard Arena                            Madrid, Spain
July 14                        Menora Mivtachim Arena                  Tel Aviv, Israel
July 17                        Arena Armeec                                    Sofia, Bulgaria
July 29                        The Runaway Festival                       Oripää, Finland
July 30                        Rockin’ The Rock Festival                 Nilsiä, Finland

The Treatment - "The Devil" audio

Broken Witt Rebels Georgia Pine

APRIL - MAY 2016

Georgia Pine is the new 5-track EP from the British rock band that everyone is talking about – "Broken Witt Rebels". After delivering outstanding performances in 2015, the energetic, young 4-piece, who hail from Birmingham, are now looking to win over new fans with their infectious blend of rock and soulful blues.
Georgia Pine is authentic, rootsy, and real, and has serious hit potential.  Similarly to the new generation of contemporary and distinctive soulful roots rock bands like Alabama Shakes and Black KeysBroken Witt Rebels strike a chord.

Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

The band pay homage to the sounds of old blues and Stax guitarists, but, at the same time, their unique approach to song-writing and recording gives the EP a fresh and modern authenticity that is entirely unique. 
The EP was engineered and produced by Tom Gittins, who has worked on recent recordings by Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin). Gittins cites the Rebels’ lead singer, Danny Core, as an amazing vocal talent in the tradition of Steve Marriot and Joe Cocker – a distinctive heart-wrenching vocal style that’s steeped deep within the inner core of blues and soul.

Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

The 5-track EP will become available for worldwide distribution in April, and is currently available for pre-order from the band’s official website The first single, ‘Low’, will be released as a music video with a sound cloud link for free streaming on Friday 26th February.
With crunching riffs jabbed by soulful vocals these new songs have energy and force behind them that are hallmarks of something big.

2015 saw Danny Core (vocals, guitar), Luke Davis (vocals, bass guitar), James Dudley(drums) and James Tranter (vocals, lead guitar) play at the Camden Rocks Festival in London, as well as two Time Out London concerts including The Time Out Best of Rising Stars 2015 at London’s sold out Jazz Café. A tour as support act for American musician Brantley Gilbert has already been confirmed May 2016.   

Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

Broken Witt Rebels have been featured on Richer Unsigned as Artist of the Week for 2016; as well as The Fred Perry subculture Spotify Playlist as The Ones to Watch for 2016, recommended by This Feeling who have tipped Catfish & the Bottle Men 2013, Bohicas 2014, Blossoms 2015.

The lead single Shake Me Down from their previous EP has had over 113,000 streams on Soundcloud. This has earned the band features by numerous blogs and sites, including Fred Perry, hillydilly and Indie Shuffle.
Following its appearance at the top of the Hype Machine chart it was featured as Classic Rock Track of the Week

Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

APRIL - MAY 2016 
London The Water Rats 
Saturday 2nd April 

Tickets: £4 advance / Venue Info: 020 7833 3312
Book Online:
328 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ
Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Friday 15th April 

Tickets: £4 advance / Venue Info: 0121 6326756
Book Online:
76 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4EG
Sheffield Rocking Chair
Saturday 16th April 

Tickets: £4 advance / Venue Info:
 0114 241 2345
Book Online:
23 Furnival Gate, Sheffield, S1 4QR
Glasgow Oran Mor
Thursday 5th May 

Tickets: £16 advance / Box Office: 0844 844 0444

Book Online: Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
Manchester Academy 2
Friday 6th May 

Tickets: £16 advance / Box Office: 0161 832 1111
Book Online:
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
Birmingham O2 Institute
Saturday 7th May

Tickets: £16 advance / Box Office: 0844 844 0444
Book Online:
78 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY

London Shepherds Bush Empire
Sunday 8th May 

Tickets: £18.50 advance / Box Office: 0844 477 2000

Book Online:
Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Photo Credit: © Simon Davis

'After rip roaring sets and sold out gigs, this Birmingham quartet has really arrived, combining the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.' - Gigging
‘Fact! Broken Witt Rebels will make you want to crack open a bottle of whiskey. You’ve been warned. The band’s sound channels a nostalgic Memphis sound with gritty vocals, crazy guitars and sing-along chorus’ - Counteract Magazine
‘Blues sodden, sultry, humid music displaying all the solidity of a British rock legacy merged with confidence of an atmospheric Deep South soulful Americana’ - Black Soda

Broken Witt Rebels Online 
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