Known best for their 1984 anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" & the 1990 ballad "Wind of Change," German rockers Scorpions have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of Europe.
In over 50years, they have become Continental Europe’s most successful rock band, the living proof that not only VW, Mercedes or BMW are able to compete internationally, but classic rock music made in Germany as well. Countless bands, including the Smashing Pumpkins as well as Green Day, Korn, System Of A Down or Queensryche have covered their songs throughout the years. However, countless silver, gold and platinum awards are only one side of the Scorpions’ history. Another is their unabated desire to travel. No other rock band of their caliber after so many years takes to the stage as often as the Hannover natives. They have played thousands of concerts in all corners of the planet: in Rio, Tokyo, Moscow, Washington, Dubai, Paris or Berlin. In 1988, they were the first Western rock band to play soldout shows 5 days in a row in the then still Soviet Leningrad. Pioneering achievements elsewhere as well: through very early concerts in China and Southeast Asia, they have opened doors for many other Western bands. There were many magic live moments; some of them are captured on live albums, others on film & video recordings. These are the moments, which have cemented the Scorpions’ reputation as one of the rare bands rising far above the crowd!