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Uli Jon Roth Has Been Recording New Songs At Dierks Studios & Will Be Playing New Music on Tour


Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to former Scorpions' guitarist Uli Jon Roth about his Electric Sun re-issues, his new Book, Upcoming tours and new music.


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Uli Jon Roth Was Asked if he will be releasing new music or a new album soon he replied," I've been recording a lot, particularly recently in Cologne (Germany) at the Dierks studios where we did our Scorpions' album and we made really good progress. So there are quite a few tracks in the making. Rather than a complete album, it will probably be chunks of three (songs) at a time. We are already playing three of those tracks on the next English tour."

Uli Jon Roth is a pioneer, a visionary, and explorer who has put his 50-year career in the service of art and music. He is one of the most mentioned and most influential rock guitarists of modern times.

2023 is a very special year in the career of Uli - with a series of releases and touring planned. The year has already seen BMG reissues of the five seminal the Scorpions albums Uli was a part of – reinforcing the monumental legacy and trailblazing worldwide impact his tenure in that band exerted.

The first release is now set – Electric Son “Earthquake” being released in November 2023. The album was lovingly transferred from the original 2-track master tapes at Dierks Studios, the very place where all the iconic Scorpions albums came to life. Through painstaking precision, the sound quality has been restored, capturing and reviving its original vibe for a new generation of listeners. Further refining the sound quality, the albums were meticulously remastered by there renowned sound engineer, Dieter Wegener. The album will be release on Vinyl Gatefold and CD Mini Gatefold.

The Vinyl Gatefold edition promises to be a treasured addition for collectors, featuring two inlays adorned with original reprints of the enchanting paintings by Monika Dannemann. For those who prefer a compact experience, a CD Mini Gatefold edition will also be available, its wallet graced with the captivating Dannemann artwork, ensuring the visual experience is as profound as the auditory.

Complementing this release are two exclusive improvisations, "Spirits Soar 1978" and "BETWEEN THE TIDES - 1978," which will be featured as bonus tracks.

Electric Sun Reissue Tracklisting:

1. Electric Sun

2. Lilac

3. Burning Wheels Turning

4. Japanese Dream

5. Sundown

6. Winterdays

7. Still So Many Lives Away

8. Earthquake

Bonus tracks:

9. JAM 'Spirits Soar 1978

10. JAM 'BETWEEN THE TIDES' - 1978

Electric Sun’s "Earthquake" will be the first worldwide release from Uli’s pioneering music label, Alpha Experium. The label will be distributed through Cargo Records.

Uli is renowned for his trade-mark Sky Guitars which he designed himself with their vastly extended tonal range. These instruments are the very pinnacle of design and innovation. Only about 100 of these unique guitars have been built so far and they are highly sought after. More information can be found on https://www.sky-guitars.com/


Just announced is a UK headline tour in November 2023. In addition, in 2024 there will be several key festival appearances, alongside further European dates (TBA) which is followed by a full U.S. tour.

UK Tour dates:

Mon 20th Nov Globe - Cardiff

Tue 21st Nov KK’s Steel Mill - Wolverhampton

Wed 22nd Nov Corporation - Sheffield

Thu 23rd Nov Key - Leeds

Fri 24th Nov Troon - Winterstorm Festival

Sun 26th Nov Riverside - Newcastle

Mon 27th Nov Canvas - Manchester

Tue 28th Nov Garage - London

Wed 29th Nov Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes


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 is now widely acknowledged as belonging to a rapidly dwindling handful of notable players who are still active and who 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.

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