German rock icons Scorpions have released “Peacemaker,” the first single from their upcoming 19th studio album, “Rock Believer,” due Feb. 25, 2022. Listen to “Peacemaker” here or below, and pre-order “Rock Believer” here.
“The first thing that came to my mind,” said Scorpions singer Klaus Meine, who wrote the lyrics to the song (music courtesy of Rudolf Schenker and Pawel Maciwoda) and produced the band with the support of Hans-Martin Buff, “was the hook line. ‘Peacemaker, peacemaker/Bury the undertaker.’ I was just playing around with those words. At a time when so many people have died and are still dying of COVID, from devastating wars and other senseless crimes, it makes you feel that the undertaker must be working overtime. In a peaceful world after the pandemic, it will be time for the peacemaker to rule … That’s an image that really appeals to me,”
Scorpions, whose career will span 50 years from the release of their first album, “Lonesome Crow,” to the arrival of “Rock Believer” in February 2022, have sold more than 120 million records to date, played over 5,000 concerts and created a timeless classic in their single “Wind of Change,” which dominated the international charts and still is the best-selling single worldwide by a German artist.
“Rock Believer,” the credo of their new album, also will be the moniker of their upcoming tour. In March and April 2022, the band is set to perform at the Planet Hollywood Resorts & Casino in Las Vegas as part of its residency, followed by a European tour scheduled to kick off with a number of shows in Germany in June 2022—with more concerts on a global level in the pipeline.