Scorpions Tickets Las Vegas
Venue: Hard Rock
German rock band Scorpions will be performing their Blacked Out in Vegas shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with several dates planned for May of 2016. This legendary rock group will be joined by Queensrÿche, their contemporary in the genre and fellow high-octane stage performers.
Known best for their anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and 1990 ballad “Wind Of Change”, Scorpions is one of the most successful rock bands to stem from Continental Europe, selling over 22 million records. Created in 1960 by Rudolf Schenker, the original band was Schenker on rhythm guitar and vocals, lead guitarist Karl-Heinz Follmer, bassist Lothar Heimberg and Wolfgang Dziony on drums. Schenker’s brother Michael joined the band for a year as lead guitarist but left and was replaced by Uli Jon Roth who really set the band in motion. Under the RCA record label, the group released four consecutive albums in the 1970’s. Scorpions then signed with Mercury Records and retooled their members once again. With Klaus Meine on vocals, Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Matthias Jabs as lead vocalist, Francis Buchholz on bass and Herman Rarebell on drums, the band released Animal Magnetism in 1980 which surprisingly went gold in the United States and then Blackout in 1982 which featured the hit “No One Like You”. Scorpions most popular album Love at First Sting debuted in 1984 which would reach double-platinum status and produce “Rock You Like a Hurricane"
They took a break from recording for the rest of the 80’s and in 1990 Crazy World was their last really successful US album. The band would go through some changes along with the music trends and are now back touring to the delight of their fans worldwide.
They will be joined by rock giants Queensrÿche who have sold over 30 million albums over their 30-plus-year career span. They have built a dedicated fan base via traveling the globe with fellow rockers Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard. In recent years, these guys have not slowed down and continue to deliver performances with high intensity keeping their fans wanting more.
You will not want to miss the combination of these two strong and powerful rock bands. Be sure to lock down your Scorpions and Queensrÿche tickets and rock out to all your favorites along with some new ones, too!
The pride of Hannover, Germany, the Rock Band Scorpions has been dazzling audiences since 1965. It was that year that guitarist Rudolf Schenker founded the group and they have been going almost non-stop ever since. Through good times, temporary breakups, periods of experimentation, the group has always been an innovator in heavy metal music.
Schenker and bandmates enjoyed modest success in Europe during the late 60's. It was the 1970's that launched the team on its way to stardom with release of the albums Fly to the Rainbow, In Trance and Virgin Killer. These early successes garnered both fan and critical acclaim and poised the group to capture a global audience.
Lovedrive, released in 1979 is considered by many as the quintessential Scorpions album. They found their sound with popular singles like "Loving You Sunday Morning" and "Always Somewhere." A quick follow-up release, Animal Magnetism led to a incredible growth in their fan base. Their cover art had always caused some controversy, and Animal Magnetism was no different. Featuring a shot of girl kneeling in front of a man holding a Doberman, the publicity, coupled with a strong sound quickly propelled it to Platinum sales status.
They enjoyed enormous success, but their global superstardom was cemented with exposure on MTV and the release in 1984 of Love At First Sting. The hit "Rock You Like A Hurricane" quickly became a commercial, critical and video phenomenon. It sparked the immense global popularity that the group still enjoys to this day.
After a string of releases through the 80's and 90's, the band proved its staying power and popularity with the 2004 release of Unbreakable. It was a critical success and heralded a return to their heavy metal roots. A new generation fans "rediscovered" them with the release of the mega-popular video game Guitar Hero. Two of their most enduring classics, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and "No One Like You" were featured and reenergized their fan base.
After a brief retirement, the Rock Band Scorpions continued to dazzle audiences with live shows. Anchored by Schenker, they still headline concerts and music festivals around the world. The unmistakable and enduring sound makes this group a true legend in heavy metal music.