Scorpions, the legendary rock band behind historic anthems such as “Wind of Change”, “No One Like You”, and “Rock You Like a Hurricane” is set to perform live in Kuala Lumpur on 29th October.
Formed in 1965, the German band has dabbled with various genres since its inception, from hard rock to heavy metal, before settling on producing rock power ballads. Scorpions dominated the 80s as they’ve continuously received positive reviews and critical acclaim from music critics, and experienced commercial success.
Their best-selling album, “Crazy World”, includes the song “Wind of Change”, a symbolic anthem of the political changes in Eastern Europe in the late 80s and early 90s and the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is one of the best-selling singles in the world with over 14 million copies sold.
To date, Scorpions have released 18 studio albums, 27 compilation albums, and 74 singles. They’ve sold over 100 million records in total, and their albums, singles, compilations, and video releases have reached 200 times gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status in different countries.
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It’s no wonder why Rolling Stone magazine described the band as “the heroes of heavy metal”.
The band, which confirmed their appearance on Malaysian soil via a posting on their official Facebook page, will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. The capital city was also added on Scorpions’ tour schedule on their official website.
The show in Kuala Lumpur will feature long-time members – Klaus Meine (vocals), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Pawel Maciwoda, with Mikkey Dee, the drummer formerly from Motorhead replacing James Kottak, who is currently seeking medical treatment.
The highly anticipated gig in Malaysia will be organised by The Livescape Group, who had previously organised a series of rock festivals in the country under its Rockaway platform.
More details will be announced soon.
For more information, visit The Livescape Group’s Facebook page.