Hot off the heels of their latest studio album, “Return To Forever,” the Scorpions celebrate their 50th Anniversary and will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with Queensrÿche on Wednesday, October 7 (Photo: © Scott Harrison).
50 years after a very young Rudolf Schenker founded the band in the profoundly provincial, post-war Hannover, the Scorpions remain a band that is able to attract masses of new fans at any given time. The Scorpions are once again at the peak of their creativity with their latest album. Tracks like the first single “We Built This House” are as contemporary as the sweeping “House Of Cards” (a guaranteed live hit). Also belonging in the category live hit is “Eye Of The Storm,” a track, that transports a notion of the unbelievable dynamic and joy of playing, characterizing the Scorpions’ stage performances.
The Scorpions 50th Anniversary World Tour kicks off in May, which the band is looking forward to. Not least, “because it’s simply unbelievable and inspiring to look into the faces of very young fans, who discover us and our music in a whole new way.” And who, this might be added, experience the magic that characterizes Scorpions concerts since their early days, for the first time.
Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP “Queensrÿche.” They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of “Rage For Order,” Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80s. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album “Operation: Mindcrime,” which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best-selling concepts records of all time, and set the stage for continued sold out performances around the world. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV “viewer’s choice” award for the #1 chart topping hit “Silent Lucidity.” During the next ten years, the band continued to release albums and tour the world to sold out audiences.
Tickets start at $59.95 (plus applicable service fees) at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact [email protected]. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact [email protected].