In 1988, the Hanoverian pioneers were the first Western rock band to play five consecutive sold-out shows in then Soviet Leningrad. Returning the following year to play the Moscow Music Peace festival, Scorpions ultimately conquered Russia, inspiring frontman Klaus Meine to write the track that became a theme song to the Iron Curtain’s final fall: ‘Wind of Change’.
Travelling to Australia for the first time in the 50-year history of the band, Scorpions, comprising Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (guitar), Mikkey Dee (drums) & Pawel Maciwoda (bass), will play their debut Australian show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday October 18.
Tickets for this special event will go on sale at 10am Friday, July 29.
Scorpions official fan club community Rock Zone will have an exclusive ticket pre-sale starting 10am Monday, July 25 until 10am Tuesday, July 26.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from midday Tuesday, July 26 until midday Thursday, July 28. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
Five decades have passed by since the days the juvenile Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs wandered the streets of Hanover, then just awakening from post war paralysis, with a barrow carrying their instruments and amplifiers. In those 50 years, they have become arguably Germany’s most successful rock band, accumulating unit sales of more than 100 million, including certified album sales exceeding 22 million.
1979s Lovedrive was the band’s first album to reach the Billboard 200, followed by the Top Ten hits Savage Amusement (1988), Love At First Sting (1984) and Blackout (1982). Top Ten Billboard hard rock albums include Sting In The Tail, Comeblack and MTV Unplugged.
The band’s 1991 mega-hit ballad ‘Wind Of Change’ peaked at #2 on the Billboard chart and hit #1 in seven countries, while the anthemic ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ has been covered more than 150 times by different musicians.
Scorpions’ had further Top Ten hits, including: #1 ‘No One Like You’ (1982), ‘I Can‘t Explain’ (1989), ‘Rhythm Of Love’ (1988), ‘Tease Me, Please Me’ (1990), ‘Send Me An Angel’ (1991) and ‘Alien Nation’ (1993).
Few rock bands of this caliber take to the stage as often as Scorpions, embodying a much envied reputation as one of those very rare bands that have transcended time and risen far above the crowd.
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18
TICKETS ON SALE
10AM FRIDAY JULY 29
Fan Club pre-sale:
10am Monday July 25 until 10am Tuesday July 26
Telstra Thanks pre-sale:
12pm Tuesday July 26 until 12pm Thursday July 28