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2017-2019 Crazy World Tour is a concert tour by the German band Scorpions. It started on June 6, 2017 in Montbeliard, France.

2017-2019 Crazy World Tour
Tour by Scorpions
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LocationEurope, North America, Oceania, Asia
Start dateJune 6, 2017 (2017-06-06)
End dateOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
Legs9
No. of shows91 (2017: 37; 2018: 50; 2019: 4)
Scorpions concert chronology

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BackgroundEdit

On March 22, 2017, Scorpions officially announced the "Crazy World Tour" and the North American dates. They also announced Megadeth as their opening act for that leg. With this tour, the band is continuing to celebrate their more than 50 years in the music business. Commenting on the tour, Klaus Meine stated: "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. 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".[1] On the October 7th, 2017, it was announced that concerts on October 8 in Phoenix, on October 11th in San Antonio, October 12 in Dallas, October 14th in Ft. Lauderdale and on October 15, 2017 in Tampa would be cancelled due to Klaus Meine's severe laryngitis. Meine had been advised by otorhinolaryngologist in Los Angeles to rest his voice, because he could risk permanent vocal damage.[2] On November 7, 2017, the band announced concerts for the spring of 2018 in France and the Netherlands.[3]

Critical ReceptionEdit

John J. Moser from The Morning Call for the concert in Santander Arena in Reading said that "In a 95-minute set of 12 songs that kicked off Scorpions’ latest U.S. tour, the group was not perfect. At 69, singer Klaus Meine’s voice still is amazing, but has started to show a tattered edge here and there. Also as 69, guitarist Rudolf Schenker carried few of the leads – though he was solid when he did and was impressively energetic. But what really carried the night was Scorpions’ screaming yet melodic rock – its guitar attack like no other band."[4] Joe Divita from Loudwire said that performance in Madison Square Garden was "just as driving and anthemic as any of their biggest hits". He also added that "they visibly have a blast onstage and when you're having this much fun, how could you stop? Why would you want to? One day, the band will inevitably call it a day for good, but until then, we'll turn up each time, cherishing the opportunity as the number of artists from this era dwindle".[5]

Chris Bubinas from Exclaim! said about the concert in Place Bell in Laval that "Vocalist Klaus Meine, seeming immune to the hands of time, provided vocals that were absolutely flawless as he patrolled and poured himself into the crowd".[6] Bob Gendron from Chicago Tribune said about the concert in Allstate Arena in Chicago that "Akin to many of the fans who sang along to nearly every word and occasionally filled in for Meine, the German quintet continues to cling to the straightforward identity it's projected for most of its 52-year career".[7] Kari Kenner from Daily Herrald commented about the concert in Salt Lake City that "Anyone who saw the German rockers on their previous two visits to USANA Amphitheatre in 2010 and 2012 as part of an announced farewell tour had to have an inkling — or at least an intense hope — that retirement wouldn’t stick. The band simply had too much left in the tank from a live standpoint to think about exchanging their leather pants and jackets for stay-at-home loungewear".[8] Azaria Podplesky from The Spokesman-Review about concert in Spokane Arena said "Judging by the smiles on the face of each musician as they waved goodbye and tossed picks and drumsticks into the crowd, it’s safe to say Scorpions enjoyed the trip down memory lane as much as fans did".[9]

SetlistEdit

2017Edit

Intro: Crazy World

  • Going Out With a Bang
  • Make It Real
  • The Zoo
  • Coast to Coast
  • Top of the Bill / Steamrock Fever / Speedy's Coming / Catch Your Train (70s Medley)
  • We Built This House
  • Delicate Dance
  • Always Somewhere / Eye of the Storm / Send Me an Angel (Acoustic Medley)
  • Wind of Change
  • Rock 'n' Roll Band
  • Overkill (Motörhead cover)
  • Drum Solo
  • Blackout
  • Big City Nights

Encore:

  • Still Loving You
  • Coming Home
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane


2018Edit

Intro: Crazy World

  • Going Out With a Bang
  • Make It Real
  • Is There Anybody There?
  • The Zoo
  • Coast to Coast
  • Top of the Bill / Steamrock Fever / Speedy's Coming / Catch Your Train (70s Medley)
  • We Built This House
  • Delicate Dance
  • Follow Your Heart / Eye of the Storm / Send Me an Angel (Acoustic Medley)
  • Wind of Change
  • Tease Me Please Me
  • Overkill (Motörhead cover)
  • Drum Solo
  • Blackout
  • Big City Nights

Encore:

  • No One Like You (in America)
  • Still Loving You
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane

Tour DatesEdit

Date City Country Supporting Act Venue
Europe
June 6, 2017 Montbéliard France N/A Axone
June 9, 2017 Norje Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
June 11, 2017 Russelsheim Germany Hessentag
June 18, 2017 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24, 2017 Oswiecim Poland Life Festival
July 12, 2017 Torrelavega Spain Campos del Malecon
July 14, 2017 Mérida Albergue Municipal Juvenil El Prado
July 15, 2017 Vila Nova de Gaia Portugal Festival Marés Vivas
July 17, 2017 Nîmes France Festival de Nîmes
July 19, 2017 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois Guitare en Scene Festival
July 23, 2017 Ulm Germany Munsterplatz [de]
North America[1]
September 14, 2017 Reading United States Megadeth Santander Arena
September 16, 2017 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 19, 2017 Laval Canada Place Bell
September 22, 2017 Toronto Budweiser Stage
September 23, 2017 Chicago United States Allstate Arena
September 25, 2017 Denver 1stBank Center
September 26, 2017 Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre
September 29, 2017 Spokane Spokane Arena
September 30, 2017 Seattle Tacoma Dome
October 3, 2017 Reno Grand Sierra Resort
October 4, 2017 Oakland Oracle Arena
October 7, 2017 Los Angeles The Forum
October 8, 2017 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena
October 11, 2017 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
October 12, 2017 Dallas The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory
October 14, 2017 Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center
October 15, 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena
Europe/Asia
October 28, 2017 Sochi Russia N/A Shayba Arena
October 30, 2017 Krasnodar Basket-Hall Krasnodar
November 1, 2017 Moscow Olympiiskiy
November 3, 2017 St. Petersburg Ice Palace
November 5, 2017 Nizhni Novgorod Sports Palace
November 7, 2017 Ufa Ufa Arena
November 9, 2017 Ekaterinburg KRK Uralets
November 11, 2017 Kiev Ukraine Sports Palace
November 22, 2017 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
November 24, 2017 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
November 25, 2017 Stockholm Ericsson Globe Arena
November 27, 2017 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
November 29, 2017 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
December 1, 2017 Gdansk Poland Ergo Arena
December 3, 2017 Ostrava Czech Republic Ostravar Arena
December 5, 2017 Ljubljana Slovenia Arena Stozice
December 7, 2017 Belgrade Serbia Kombank Arena
March 22, 2018 Nantes France Zénith Nantes Métropole
March 24, 2018 Cournon-d'Auvergne Zénith d’Auvergne
March 26, 2018 Limoges Zénith de Limoges Métropole
March 28, 2018 Toulon Zénith Oméga de Toulon
March 30, 2018 Rouen Zénith de la Métropole
April 2, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
April 4, 2018 Brussels Belgium Forest National
April 7, 2018 Tashkent Uzbekistan Istiklol Concert Hall
North America
April 29, 2018 Tijuana Mexico Fronterizo Fest
May 2, 2018 Monterrey Citibanamex Auditorium
May 4, 2018 Mexico City N/A Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
May 6, 2018 Guadalajara Telemex Auditorium
Europe / Israel
June 6, 2018 Ostrava Czech Republic N/A Ostravar Aréna
June 8, 2018 Ljubljana Slovenia Arena Stožice
June 10, 2018 Belgrade Serbia Kombank Arena
June 12, 2018 Bucharest Romania Romexpo
June 16, 2018 London England Megadeth 02 Arena
June 24, 2018 Amneville France - Galaxie
June 26, 2018 Paris N/A AccorHotels Arena
June 28, 2018 Saint-Vulbas Printemps de Pérouges Festival –
Polo Club de la Plaine de l'Ain
June 30, 2018 Rennes Le Liberte
July 4, 2018 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain Gran Canaria Arena
July 7, 2018 Barcelona Rock Fest Barcelona
July 11, 2018 Oeiras Portugal Estádio Municipal de Oeiras
July 13, 2018 Viveiro Spain Resurrection Fest
July 16, 2018 Athens Greece Panathenic Stadium
July 19, 2018 Tel Aviv Israel Menora Mivtachim Arena
July 21, 2018 Locarno Switzerland Piazza Grande
July 23, 2018 Verona Italy Arena di Verona
July 25, 2018 Salem Germany Schule Schloss Salem
July 27, 2018 Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg Palace
July 29, 2018 Lodz Poland Atlas Arena
August 1, 2018 Colmar France Foire Aux Vins
August 3, 2018 Bad Kissingen Germany Luitpoldpark
North America
August 31, 2018 Stateline United States Queensrÿche Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
September 2, 2018 Irvine FivePoint Amphitheater
September 5, 2018 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
September 7, 2018 San Antonio Freeman Coliseum
September 9, 2018 Dallas Toyota Music Factory
September 12, 2018 Hollywood Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
September 14, 2018 Tampa Amalie Arena
Asia [10]
October 27, 2018 Beirut Lebanon Rodge Seaside Arena
Oceania [11]
November 2, 2018 Perth Australia Supporting
Def Leppard
RAC Arena
November 4, 2018 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
November 6, 2018 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
November 8, 2018 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
November 10, 2018 Sydney International Convention Centre
November 12, 2018 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena
Asia
November 17, 2018 Beijing China Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
November 21, 2018 Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena
USA
January 26, 2019 Durant USA Choctaw Casino
Europe
February 9, 2019 Limassol Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center
August 11, 2019 Derbyshire United Kingdom Bloodstock Open air
South America
October 4, 2019 Barra da Tijuca Brazil Rock in Rio

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "SCORPIONS Announce North American Crazy World Tour with Very Special Guest Megadeth". the-scorpions.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  2. ^ "U.S. 2017 – Remainder of Dates Cancelled". the-scorpions.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  3. ^ "2018 Concerts Announced (Rock Zone Pre-Sale Starts 8 November for select dates)". the-scorpions.com. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  4. ^ "REVIEW: Scorpions at Reading's Santander Arena still on top because its music is timeless". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  5. ^ "Scorpions Bring 'Big City Nights' to Madison Square Garden With Megadeth". Loudwire. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  6. ^ "Scorpions / Megadeth Place Bell Laval QC September 19". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  7. ^ "Scorpions, Megadeth celebrate high-octane histories at Allstate Arena". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  8. ^ "Review: Scorpions take 'Going Out With a Bang' seriously at USANA". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  9. ^ "Nostalgia mixes with newer tunes as the Scorpions rock Spokane Arena". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  10. ^ "Scorpions". Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  11. ^ https://www.the-scorpions.com/scorpions-announce-australia-new-zealand-with-def-leppard-fan-club-pre-sale-starts-april-27th/