Two of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time have joined forces for a dual headline concert extravaganza that unleashes its almighty fury on Australian audiences this February.
German iconic rock outfit Scorpions bring fifty years of music to our shores, with a time-honoured stage show that is only getting better with each passing year. With songs such as the 15 million-selling smash hit ‘Wind of Change’ and ‘Send Me An Angel’ leading the charge, the sting in Scorpions tail has never been more potent.
Led by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, Whitesnake makes true on their promise of bringing their Flesh & Blood World Tour to Australian fans, on the back of 55 shows in 24 countries to over 600,000 fans last year.
With household anthems ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ among the many hits released by Whitesnake over four decades, this legendary band is still racking up the numbers with last years single ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me’ attracting more than 2 million YouTube views.
Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine took time out from the bands busy touring schedule to answer some questions for Blank GC.
How much new material can we expect to hear in the set, given you have a 50-year history to draw from?
This is a new show for most of our Australian fans. It‘s a best-of set with vintage‚ new and classic Scorpions songs – an emotional and powerful journey that rocks you like a hurricane.
After you’ve played Sydney for the first time on this tour, will there be any cities left globally that you still want to play?
We can’t wait to rock Sydney for the very first time. After that only Cuba and South Africa are left but of course, there are still a few more spots on the map … but not too many (laughs)!
Are there any songs you won’t play on tour, or songs that will always make the setlist?
There are many songs we won‘t play for various reasons but many more we really enjoy to perform and our fans die to hear wherever we go. Songs like ‘The Zoo’‚ ‘Big City Nights‚ ‘Wind Of Change’‚ ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ and many more.
Rock in Rio sounds like an incredible event. As the winner of the Best Rock Show will we see the same kind of production and setlist during the Australian shows with Whitesnake?
Since the Crazy World Tour is still on‚ we will bring the same production to Australia in February. The same show like Rock in Rio but this time the Snake will bite and the Scorpions will give you the Sting!
With the recent vinyl reissues of ‘Crazy World’, ‘Face The Heat’ and ‘Love Bites’, what can we expect next from your catalogue?
You can expect a brand new Scorpions album. After Australia, we’re back in the studio writing and recording. We hope to come back soon. After all these years this is only the beginning (laughs).
Scorpions and Whitesnake Australian Tour 2020. Tickets on sale now.
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne February 19
Qudos Bank Arena Sydney February 22
Brisbane Entertainment Centre February 24