A few months ago, Scorpions announced special MTV Unplugged acoustic shows in Athens, Greece. The group played two acoustic sets in the Lycabettus theatre of Athens. The open air theatre was designed by the Greek architect Takis Zenetos in 1965 and thus is just the same age as the story of the Scorpions. The band recorded these shows for posterity and will be releasing MTV Unplugged - Live In Athens on November 29th, available as double CD, DVD, Blu-ray and in various other digital and physical configurations.
More than ten years ago, the Scorpions had already played a few acoustic sets, the result of which, Acoustica, was released on CD and DVD in 2001. However, this is different because the band played brand new songs and did several duets with Morten Harket, Cäthe and Johannes Strate.
MTV Unplugged - Live In Athens will be released in 50 countries. Fans can also look forward to the documentary motion picture Big City Nights by Katja von Garnier, whose band portrait will be shown in cinemas before it is later released on DVD.