The album of famous German band Scorpions entitled MTV Unplugged “Live in Athens” went gold. The recording occurred during their live concerts on September 11, 12, 14, 2013, at the Lycabettus theatre in Athens, Greece.
The awarding of the album was held in Füssen, Germany. Apart from Scoprions, the president Sony’s German branch, as well as Greek producer and promoter Tasos Alexopoulos, received a gold album. Alexopoulos was the Lycabettus concerts organizer and responsible for recording and filming MTV Unplugged “Live in Athens” that was released in 52 countries.
Alexopoulos was also the man who convinced Sony and MTV to proceed with the album’s recording in a Greek open theatre; a great promotion for the country.
Alexopoulos has been Scorpions’ concert organizer for years, while he is a personal friend of the band members. Upon receiving the gold album, he expressed his satisfaction and said that he is very proud of the “Live in Athens” album production. He also noted that Greeks are the biggest Scorpions fans.
Scorpions were formed in 1985 and is one of the world’s best-selling rock bands, with sales claims of over 100 million records worldwide.