According to Bravewords.com, MTV and German hard rock legends SCORPIONS have paired together for three MTV Unplugged concerts in Athens, Greece, on September 11th, 12th, and 14th.
Dubbed MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens, the events will take place at the Lycabettus Theatre over the roofs of the ancient city. For the first time in the history of the MTV Unplugged series, the recordings for this concert in Greece will take place under the open sky.
The band will perform their biggest hits, album classics as well as some exclusive new songs in the typical sound and arrangement of’ MTV Unplugged. They will be supported by national and international surprise guests to be announced at a later date.
MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens will be released at the end of 2013 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. MTV will world premier the concert series, meanwhile the shows will be broadcast for free in Germany by VIVA.
Greece’s Rock Overdose spoke with Scorpions drummer James Kottak about the landmark events.
Rock Overdose: You have played in huge venues in Greece in front of massive crowds. Why did you choose a significantly smaller venue like the Lycabettus Theater? And why three concerts?
James Kottak: “Well, the show we bring is intimate and we wanted a more personal setting than a stadium. We are filming for RTL, MTV Unplugged and other media, so we film two out of the three nights to get the best of the best performance!”
Rock Overdose: Are you going to play different material each day? Will you also include songs you usually don’t play or have never played live? Give us some directions for the songs you will play.
James Kottak: “Of course we will play many of the Scorpions classics, but, we will also visit many of the songs we have wanted to play from the past but just haven’t had the opportunity. There will also be debut of a few brand new songs as well! We are soooo excited!”
Rock Overdose: It is going to be one of the greatest live moments the Greek fans are going to experience and a great honor that you will record this material and release it worldwide. Please give a message to the Greek fans, that are really eager for this.
James Kottak: “Returning to Greece is like magic. We are one with all of our Greek friends and look forward to celebrating three wonderful nights in a celebration of Scorpions music!”
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