Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (SCORPIONS) has extended his 40th Anniversary Tour, marking the 40th anniversary of his involvement with the Scorpions. Shows have been announced for the UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Mexico and Brazil. Roth's entire schedule can be viewed at this location.
About the tour Roth recently said that it would be "dedicated to performing my personal favourites from the five albums which I recorded with that great band. I have chosen about 30 songs in all from that era as the basis of our repertoire, several of whom have never even been performed live by either the Scorpions or myself. We shall be rotating a selection of these songs on the tour, varying our sets on a nightly basis, because we cannot possibly play all of them in one go.
We will, of course, also play some ELECTRIC SUN and SKY OF AVALON music, but the main theme of the performance will be dedicated to the early Scorpions era.
Every show will be recorded for a live album, which will feature only songs from my time with the Scorpions. This will result in a double CD, which will be mixed in 5.1 surround. The release will also contain a DVD and a documentary, including personal behind-the-scenes Super-8 footage, which I shot to document our tours from 1973-1978."
Some recent footage from New York's Stage 48 on February 6th can be viewed here.
Uli Jon Roth's set-list featured:
'All Night Long'
'Longing for Fire'
'They Need a Million'
'The Sails of Charon'
'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' (Ian Gillan cover)
'Life's Like a River'
'Robot Man' (Scorpions song)
'We'll Burn the Sky'
'Fly to the Rainbow'
'I've Got to Be Free'
'Catch Your Train'
'All Along the Watchtower' (Bob Dylan cover)
'If 6 Was 9' (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
'Little Wing' (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
'Purple Haze' (Jimi Hendrix cover)
Check out fan-filmed footage below: