ULI JON ROTH Still Considers “SCORPIONS” Members As Family

ULI JON ROTH Still Considers “SCORPIONS” Members As Family

OK so I've been a huge Scorpions fan since around 1984. Mind you at that time they were at their peak with having released "Love at First Sting" with songs like "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Still Loving You", and "Big City Nights"

After that I continued to listen, watch, and follow as much about them as I could. They have done many things in their career with highlights such as the Moscow Peace Festival and Rock in Rio. Also in 1988 they were the second western band to play in the Soviet Union, following Uriah Heep who had played in 1987

But still up until a few years ago, I didn't really know much about the band's earlier albums like Fly To The Rainbow and Virgin Killer.

And just like any curious fan of a band, I went back and checked out their discography and was pleasantly surprised with all the music that they had played before.

Uli had an important impact on those albums and has also released several solo albums. His unique guitar playing has earned him a reputation as one of Rock's greatest guitar players.

Don't miss the opportunity to see him when he plays in your area.


Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1954, ULI JON ROTH rose to fame as a teen-ager in the early 1970s as the lead guitarist for the SCORPIONS.

During his five-year tenure with Germany’s most famous band, Uli developed a unique and revolutionary approach to guitar playing, incorporating classical music and advanced improvisational techniques. He went on to form his own band, ELECTRIC SUN, and continued to push the boundaries of guitar playing with his innovative use of the six-octave Sky Guitar that he invented.

Uli Jon Roth is mainly known for his ground-breaking contributions to the vocabulary of electric guitar playing. He is regarded as one of the last living protagonists of pure, classic melodic rock guitar from the era of the Sixties and Seventies. Uli Jon Roth is now widely acknowledged as belonging to a rapidly dwindling handful of notable players who are still active and can still transport the magical aura of that glorious era of rock in live concerts on the stages of this world. Over the years, Uli has influenced generations of younger guitarists – including many name players such as Eddie van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Billy Corgan, and Kirk Hammett – and he is seen as one of the great innovators in his genre. Uli revolutionized the scope of expression of his favorite instrument by being the first to introduce sophisticated virtuoso violin techniques and many other new ideas into the guitar vocabulary.

Uli Jon Roth is also a prolific composer who has written and performed symphonic music with orchestras. He has also released several important solo albums throughout his career, featuring a diverse range of musical styles. He continues to tour the world and record, inspiring generations of musicians with his unparalleled creativity and passion for music.

So recently Metalhead Marv had the opportunity to chat with him about what he has been doing, His time in the Scorpions and his upcoming tour including a stop in Toronto.


Uli Jon Roth’s 2024 Tour Dates:
04/02 – Mesa, AZ The Venue @ The Canyon
04/03 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
04/04 – Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
04/05 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
04/06 – Concord, CA @ Vinnies
04/07 – Santa Rosa, CA @ The Flamingo Resort
04/09 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
04/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Co
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
04/13 – Portland, OR @ Bossonova Ballroom
04/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Granada Theater
04/17 – Eau Claire, WI @ JAMF @ The Pablo
04/18 – Hobart, IN @ Hobart Arts Center
04/19 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
04/20 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
04/21 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
04/24 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersvile Theater
04/25 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for The Arts
04/26 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
04/27 – New York, NY @ Iridium
04/28 – New York, NY @ Iridium
05/01 – West Yarmouth, MA @ The Music Room
05/07 – Quebec, QC @ Imperial Bell
05/08 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
05/09 – Ottawa, ON @ Overflow Brewery
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
05/16 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
05/17 – Arlington, TX @ Arlington Music Hall
05/18 – Houston, TX @ Dosey Doe

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