Mikkey DeeIconic rockers Scorpions will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee, formerly of Motörhead, sitting in on drums for James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention.

Swedish-born Mikkey Dee joined Motörhead in 1992 and is well respected among the rock and metal community. The band’s singer Klaus Meine states, “We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority. We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to rock you later in the fall! We look forward to seeing all our fans this month.”

The band’s first release via Century Media is the tour edition of Return To Forever, which comes stacked with two brand-new live DVDs that include bonus material.

Scorpions kick off the 2016 US leg with twelve dates beginning at Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC on May 6 and include a Las Vegas residency.

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May 6 Charlotte, NC (Carolina Rebellion)
May 9 Nashville, TN (Grand Ole Opry)
May 10 St. Louis, MO (The Fabulous Fox)
May 13 Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino)
May 14 Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino)
May 18 Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino)
May 20 Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino)
May 21 Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel and Casino)
May 24 El Paso, TX (Don Haskins Arena)
May 25 Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheater)
May 28 Pryor, OK (Rocklahoma)
May 29 San Antonio, TX (River City Rockfest)