Glory Days Presents!
ULI JON ROTH (former guitarist of THE SCORPIONS)
Tue, March 21, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pmHigh Dive
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door
Uli recorded five albums with the Scorpions - one for each year of his tenure. Each one of these was to achieve iconic status in the history of rock music. The band recorded altogether four studio albums and one live-album during that five-year period. These were - in chronological order - Fly To The Rainbow (1974), In Trance (1975), Virgin Killer (1976) and Taken by Force(1977).
Uli's farewell album from that period, was to mark the end of the early Scorpions era. It was a live album recorded in Japan in 1978 - Tokyo Tapes. It is generally recognised as one of the great live-albums in the history of rock music and has influenced scores of younger musicians.
After a thirteen year absence from touring, in 1998, Uli accepted an invitation by Joe Satriani to participate in a large-scale European tour of the G3 together with Michael Schenker. Highlights of this tour included an onstage jam session with Brian May at London’s Wembley Arena and a tremendously successful UJR performance at the Monsters of Rock in Turin, Italy.
In 2005, Uli Jon Roth played a first re-union concert with his old band Scorpions in Colmar, France. They had not appeared on stage together since the days of Tokyo Tapes, in 1978, when Uli had left the band. This was followed by several other such shows in England, Germany and Greece. In 2006, the Scorpions performed a reunion concert at the world’s biggest Heavy Metal festival, the Wacken Open Air in Germany, in front of more than 80 000 people featuring Uli, Michael Schenker and Herrman Rarebell.
Over the years, Uli has gained a reputation as being an accomplished improviser on the guitar, who is able to play virtually anything unpremeditated and completely off the cuff. Because of this rare ability, Uli has often been invited to spontaneous guest appearances with other artists. Over the years, Uli appeared and jammed several times with Deep Purple, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Jack Bruce, Rick Wakeman, Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Doro, Avantasia, Rachel Barton-Pine, Robbie Krieger, Leslie West, Gamma-Ray, Richie Kotzen, Angra, Gus G, UFO and many others.