In case you have not had your dose of rock and roll in "Sin City" yet, another chance is coming your way.
Scorpions have just announced a 2020 residency in Las Vegas alongside Queensryche, dubbed "Sin City Nights".
The residency will take place at Planet Hollywood Resort's Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip, and kicks off on July 4.
"We're looking very much forward to share some wild 'Sin City nights' with all of you on the famous Strip," said Scorpions upfront Klaus Meine. "Let's get ready for the Sting!!!!"
Back in December, guitarist Mathias Jabs first mentioned the residency as part of a busy year that will include Scorpions' first album since 2015. "We've been writing some material before we went on tour this summer," he said.
"So we have songs – about 10, I guess – but we will have to do some more writing once this tour is over, and then prepare for the rehearsals and recordings right after our shows in New Zealand and a couple in Asia. The plan is to record until the first of July, where we have a residency in Las Vegas for a whole month. And then, during that time, we can either do the final touch-ups or mix. And then the album should come out in the fall of 2020. And then, of course, we go on the road again."
This year marks 55 years since the legendary German rock band formed in Hanover. Since residencies in Vegas appear to be the new trend among classic rock acts, and Scorpions have toured with Queensryche in the past, the nine-date series of shows seems fitting.
Other rockers playing residencies in Vegas this year include Aerosmith, David Lee Roth and Billy Idol.
Scorpions' latest album, "Return to Forever", was released in 2015, and was the last to feature former drummer James Kottak before he was replaced by Motorhead's Mikkey Dee. In December, guitarist Matthias Jabs confirmed in an interview that the band recruited Metallica and Slipknot producer Greg Fidelman for their next studio release.