SCORPIONS have announced their North American "Crazy World" tour with very special guest MEGADETH.
Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the German hard rock veterans will return to North America for a month-long run of dates.
"When our album 'Crazy World' was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future," said SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine. "Now, 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, 'Crazy World' is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there."
General tickets and special VIP packages on sale soon. The Los Angeles concert on October 7 will go on sale on March 24 with presale starting tomorrow (March 23).
SCORPIONS 2017 North American tour dates:
Sep. 14 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena
Sep. 16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Sep. 19 - Laval, QC - Place Bell (no MEGADETH; support to be announced)
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ONT - Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
Sep. 23 - Chicago, IL - All State Arena (no MEGADETH; support to be announced)
Sep. 26 - Denver, CO - 1st Bank Center
Sep. 29 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Sep. 30 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome
Oct. 03 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort
Oct. 04 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Oct. 07 - Los Angeles - The Forum
Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Arena
Oct. 11 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
Oct. 12 - Dallas, TX - Pavilion at The Music Factory
Oct. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Oct. 15 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently said that he was "really excited" about the opportunity to support an undisclosed band on at least one show in the U.S. later in 2017.
MEGADETH has spent more than a year on the road promoting the band's latest album, "Dystopia", which arrived in January 2016. The group is currently scheduled to head back out on tour at the end of April, with three U.S. festival appearances penciled in for July.
Speaking to Meltdown of the WRIF radio station in Detroit, Michigan, Mustaine stated about MEGADETH's touring plans for the coming months: "Believe it or not, we've got some cool things going on for the States. We've got two really great things we're gonna be doing. We'll be heading out some part of the spring or summer, and then we just were told about an opportunity at the end of the year that really, really excited me. It's somebody I've never played with before that we're actually gonna be supporting. They were so cool that we would step down from being a headliner to support this group."
Mustaine offered more information on MEGADETH's two upcoming tours in a separate interview with Billboard. He said: "They're both going to be very different, but exciting. One we're headlining, and it's very much bands of our ilk, and for the other one, we're in a support position for the first time in years. It's a band that I'm a huge fan of. We're really excited to see what these different dates are going to be like and have fans see us in different capacities. The headlining dates will be these diehard fans, and the others where we're going to be out with this band we're supporting, and their fans are going to hear us and won't know us from the man on the moon."
MEGADETH recently completed a month-long U.S. tour with AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, METAL CHURCH and BUTCHER BABIES.