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  • Writer's pictureMisael Ruiz

Scorpions - Inglewood, CA - 10/4/22

Scorpions are a legendary heavy metal band from Germany. Their first album was released in 1972 and since then, have become one of the biggest bands in the world as well as one of the greatest bands of all time. On February 22, 2022, they released their nineteenth studio album, Rock Believer. The tour was set to feature the final tour for Whitesnake, but they had to drop out due to health problems from singer David Coverdale. In their place for the tour was Swedish rock band, Thundermother. The stop on this tour was the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.

A drape covered the stage with the Scorpions logo as the stage was being setup. The lights went out and the packed venue cheered with excitement as the drape came down and revealed the band on stage. The first song performed was Gas in the Tank, the first song from the new album. After that song, Scorpions started to play the classics they're known for. Starting with Make It Real followed by the fan favorite, The Zoo. Everyone in the Scorpions was on fire performing their instruments and music to perfection. The fans loved every minute. Other classics performed included Bad Boys Running Wild, Send Me an Angel and Tease Me Please Me. One of the best songs performed was Wind of Change. That song sent Scorpions higher in the charts than they already were. The single sold 14 million copies and is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Scorpions announced the last song of the night which was Big City Nights. The crowd loved singing along to the chorus and singer Klaus Meine would pause singing just to let the crowd sing. Scorpions left the stage, and all seemed quiet. After a brief break, Scorpions came back out for some encores. Meine came out and said, "There's no one like you, Los Angeles!" and so Scorpions played another one of their greatest hits, No One Like You. To end the night, Scorpions performed their most famous songs and one of the greatest songs in rock and metal history, Rock You Like a Hurricane. Scorpions finished up their set, bowed to their audience, and left the stage once more. Scorpions have been around for over 50 years now and it's clear that they've still got a lot of gas in the tank left.

Photos and review by Misael Ruiz

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