Scorpions Storm Into America With Farewell Tour

Scorpions Storm Into America With Farewell Tour

June 25, 2010

Legendary hard rockers the SCORPIONS kicked off the North American leg of the “Get Your Sting and Blackout” farewell tour Friday night (6/18) in Holmdel, NJ. Performing to a packed house of over 7,000 at the PNC Bank Arts Center, the band gave their fans what has been promised for months–a full-blown party to be remembered. Despite the current economy, ticket sales are strong for this leg of the tour, which wraps August 21 in Chicago.

Throughout their 40+ year career the SCORPIONS have brought the enthusiasm, passion and in-your-face energy and Friday night was no different. They performed new songs off their latest album STING IN THE TAIL including “Raised on Rock” and title track and new single, “Sting in the Tail,” which has just impacted radio this week. In addition, the band reached into their vast catalog of hits with “Wind of Change,” “Send Me An Angel,” and capped off the unforgettable night with the classic rock anthem “Rock You Like A Hurricane.” Full set list is below.

STING IN THE TAIL–released March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises–brought the band a #1 hit at classic rock radio with the anthemic first single “Raised on Rock” and landed the highest Billboard Top 200 chart debut in over 20 years at #23. Adding to their already impressive reputation for their powerful and full-energy live arena performances and having sold over 100 million records worldwide, KLAUS MEINE (vocals), MATTHIAS JABS (lead guitar), RUDOLF SCHENKER (guitar), JAMES KOTTAK (drums) and PAWEL MACIWODA (bass) were recently honored at the World Music Awards and Hollywood’s “Rock Walk” for their positive impact and contribution to rock music across the globe.

The “Get Your Sting and Blackout” farewell tour continues onto major cities across the U.S. including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and many more as the SCORPIONS celebrate their career accomplishments as the ambassadors of rock. Special guests on the tour will include Vince Neil, Cinderella, Great White, Dokken, Ratt and Tesla supporting along the way. The full tour itinerary is below.

Set List for 6/18 Holmdel, NJ:
Sting In The Tail
Make It Real
Bad Boys
The Zoo
Coast To Coast
The Best Is Yet To Come
Send Me An Angel
Wind Of Change
Raised On Rock
Tease Me, Please Me
Kottak Attack
Black Out
Six String Sting
Big City

No One Like You
Rock You Like A Hurricane

Check out the SCORPIONS on the “Get Your Sting and Blackout” Tour:

w/ Cinderella supporting:
Fri 6/25 Quebec City, QC – Pavillion de la Juenesse
Sat 6/26 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sun 6/27 Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Wed 6/30 Columbus, OH – LC Outdoor Amphitheatre
Thu 7/1 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 7/2 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Mon 7/5 Pittsburgh, PA – Amphitheatre at Station Square
w/ Great White supporting:
Tue 7/6 Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
w/ Cinderella supporting:
Thu 7/8 Sarnia, ONT – Sarnia Bayfest Festival
w/ Ratt supporting:
Sat 7/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sun 7/11 Memphis, TN – Mud Island
Wed 7/14 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/16 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
Sat 7/17 Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
Mon 7/19 New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Wed 7/21 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Fri 7/23 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
w/ Cinderella supporting:
Sat 7/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
w/ Tesla supporting:
Mon 7/26 Albuquerque, NM – The Pavilion
Tue 7/27 Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theater
w/ Cinderella supporting:
Thu 7/29 Ontario, CA – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
Sat 7/31 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
Sun 8/1 San Francisco, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Tue 8/3 Las Vegas, NV – Thomas & Mack Center
w/ Ratt supporting:
Wed 8/4 Sacramento, CA – Raley Field
w/ Dokken supporting:
Fri 8/6 Roseburg, OR – Douglas County Fairgrounds
Sat 8/7 Ridgefield, WA – Amphitheatre at Clark County
w/ Local support:
Mon 8/9 Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Tue 8/10 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
Support TBA:
Fri 8/13 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
Sat 8/14 Billings, MT – Montana Fair
w/ Tesla & Jackyl supporting:
Mon 8/16 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
w/ Cinderella supporting:
Tue 8/17 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
w/ Dokken supporting:
Fri 8/20 Moline, IL – I Wireless Center
Support Michael Schenker Group:
Sat 8/21 Chicago, IL – The Rosemont

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