Scorpions, Queensryche Announce 2018 Tour Dates


Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Marc-Theis

Scorpions have rescheduled their latest tour dates and added Queensryche to the run

Hard rockers Scorpions have announced rescheduled tour dates, kicking off on Aug. 31, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and running through a Sept. 14 show in Tampa, Florida. Queensryche will open on the trek.

“I am extremely happy to announce that the Scorpions have rescheduled all the remaining American dates that we were forced to cancel last fall due to my severe laryngitis,” Scorpions singer Klaus Meine said in a statement.

“I was so overwhelmed with all the love and well wishes from our fans when we had to cancel, that the band and I were determined to get back to the U.S. to make these dates up to our loyal and dedicated fans,” he added. “I am also happy to say that Queensryche will join us as well for these Crazy World shows! We look very much forward to seeing you out there and get ready to rock!”

Scorpions recently released the ballad compilation “Born to Touch Your Feelings (Best of the Rock Ballads)” last fall through Sony Music. The set includes Scorpions favorites, as well as two new songs: “Melrose Avenue” and “Always Be With You,” and an acoustic rendition of “Send Me an Angel.”

Back in 2015, Scorpions unleashed their 19th studio album, “Return to Forever,” which arrived in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary.

Scorpions 2018 Tour Dates with Queensryche:

8/31 — Lake Tahoe, NV — Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
9/2 — Irvine, CA — Five Point Amphitheatre
9/5 — Phoenix, AZ — Comerica Theatre
9/7 — San Antonio, TX — Freeman Coliseum
9/9 – Dallas, TX — Pavilion at the Music Factory
9/12 — Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Event Center
9/14 — Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena