Germany's most famous hard rock exports, the Scorpions, who are entertaining us on their Crazy World Tour with a hits-packed set of their trademark melodic hard rock. The band members are Rudolf Schenker (Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals), Klaus Meine (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Tambourine)
Matthias Jabs (Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals), Paweł Mąciwoda (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Mikkey Dee (Drums).
Three songs from their latest album ‘Return to Forever’ were featured in the night's set (opener 'Going Out With A Bang' along with lead single 'We Built This House' and 'Rock and Roll Band') and slotted in with ease alongside classics like 'The Zoo,' 'Make it Real,' and 'Big City Nights.' The highlight for me was the ’70s tracks consisting of ‘Top of the Bill,’ ‘Steamrock Fever,’ ‘Speedy’s Coming’ and ‘Catch Your Train.’
Of course, it was the super hits that the crowd had really been waiting for the most, and the Scorpions brought them out. ‘Wind of Change’ had everyone in the entire venue singing along, while ‘Blackout’ had every head banging from row to row.
As a special tribute to Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, they performed ‘Overkill’ which led into Mikkey Dee’s Drum Solo.
Finally there was the fierce wallop of “No One Like You,” “Big City Nights” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane” that had every fist in the air and further explained exactly how Scorpions have lasted so long.
It was clear that even after fifty plus years, the Scorpions still know what it takes to deliver a big time rock show.
Going Out With a Bang
Make It Real
Coast to Coast
Top of the Bill / Steamrock Fever / Speedy's Coming / Catch Your Train
We Built This House
Always Somewhere / Eye of the Storm / Send Me an Angel
Wind of Change
Rock 'n' Roll Band
Mikkey Dee Drum Solo
Big City Nights
No One Like You
Still Loving You
Rock You Like a Hurricane
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