As was announced yesterday, Ian Gillan, lead vocalist for Deep Purple, provided information on a new album forthcoming in 2020. Now another classic hard rock band is following suit: Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs said his band was also working on a release, aimed for 2020. It would be the band’s 19th album and will follow a Las Vegas residency that is planned for July.
“We’ve been writing some material before we went on tour this summer,” Jabs told The Metal Bar (via Blabbermouth). “So we have about 10 songs.” Jabs said that there is more writing to be done once the current tour is over, “We’ll prepare for the rehearsals and recordings right after our shows in New Zealand and a couple in Asia.”
Jabs added that the plan was to record until July 2020. He said, “After the residency in Vegas is done, 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.”
The band previously played a five-night residency in Las Vegas in 2016. Their announced tour plans include appearances in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore in February and March.