By RUBEN MOSQUEDA // Ex-Scorpions guitarist at DantesThursday, March 17
Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth will be making his return to Portland on Thursday, March 17. He will be performing at Dante’s along with openers Andy Timmons (Danger Danger) and Portland’s own Jennifer Batten best known for her years working with Michael Jackson. The tour dubbed ‘The Ultimate Guitar Experience’ will be just that according to Roth; “I think Andy (Timmons) is a fantastic guitarist; I don’t think enough people are aware of this. I’m a big admirer of Jennifer’s (Batten) and think she will shine when she plays in Portland.”
Roth is currently supporting his record issued a year ago titled ‘Scorpions Revisited’ where he recorded and reinterpreted some of his (Scorpions) classics. “The feedback was tremendous,” says Roth of the aforementioned album. Roth who has a live record in the works hints the live effort will ‘revisit’ the infamous live album that he did with Scorpions ‘The Tokyo Tapes.’ There will also be a DVD recorded in Japan which will certainly be a treat for fans. “The last tour we played mainly material from the last album (‘Scorpions Revisited’). This tour we will be performing different things; I won’t give it away but we won’t do as much (of the) Scorpions music.” ‘The Ultimate Guitar Experience’ will be just that don’t miss out on this event.