The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on "Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions," due May 28 on Hip-O. The band will also embark on a summer U.S. package tour

The career of veteran German hard rock act the Scorpions will be celebrated on "Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions," due May 28 on Hip-O. The band will also embark on a summer U.S. package tour with fellow hard rock mainstays Dio and Deep Purple beginning May 31 in Las Vegas. Four European dates are on the schedule for early July.

"Bad for Good" will feature 18 songs, more than half of which -- including the No. 4 Hot 100 hit "Wind of Change" and the No. 25 entry "Rock You Like a Hurricane" -- have charted on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally. The disc will also include two new recordings, "Cause I Love You" and the title track.

The Scorpions debuted with 1972's "Lonesome Crow" (RCA), but didn't hit it big in the U.S. until 1982's "Blackout" (Mercury) and its 1984 follow-up "Love At First Sting" (Mercury), which peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and included "Rock You Like a Hurricane." The group's most recent studio effort was 1999's "Eye II Eye" (WEA).

Here are the Scorpions' tour dates:

May 31: Las Vegas (Aladdin Hotel & Casino)
June 1: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
June 2: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
June 4: Tucson, Ariz. (Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre)
June 7: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 8: The Woodlands, Texas (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
June 9: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
June 11: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
June 12: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
June 13: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 15: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
June 16: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheatre)
June 18: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
June 19: Atlanta (HiFi Buys Amphitheatre)
June 21: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 22: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 23: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
June 25: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 26: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
June 28: Manchester, N.H. (Singer Family Park)
June 30: Holmdel, N.J. (P.N.C. Bank Arts Center)
July 3: Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)
July 5-6: Luxembourg (city/venue TBA)
July 8: Berlin (Gendarmenmarkt)
July 10: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
July 13: Walker, Minn. (Moondance Jam)
July 14: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheatre)
July 16: Moline, Ill. (Mark of the Quad Cities)
July 18: Cadott, Wis. (Rock Fest)
July 19: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheatre)
July 20: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
July 22: Casper, Wyo. (Casper Events Ctr.)
July 23: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 27: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor Resort)
July 28: Concord, Calif. (Chronicle Pavilion @ Concord)
July 30: Reno, Nev. (venue TBA)
July 31: Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial Garden)
Aug. 2-3: Devore, Calif. (Blockbuster Pavilion)
Aug. 4: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)

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