To achieve international fame, budding rock stars have to master their instruments and learn how to fly without strapping parachutes to their teddy bear roadies. Witness a jetsetting wonder with this GrouponLive deal to see Scorpions on their Final Sting tour at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome. For $25, you get one ticket for seating in sections 301–304 or 345–348 on Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $46.68 value, including all fees).
Many fans associate Scorpions with their stadium-rock anthems such as "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You." It's the band's quieter, harmony-driven ballad "Wind of Change," though, that has kept the group on the relevancy radar worldwide. In September 1989—two months before the Berlin Wall fell—lead singer Klaus Meine wrote the lyrics that long for the "children of tomorrow [to] dream away / in the wind of change." That autumn, the song rang throughout Eastern Europe, accompanying the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War. Then, 20 years later, as democracy blew across North Africa, the song and the band found themselves an inspiration once more––this time to a whole new generation of fans who never knew hairspray could be purchased by the barrel.
Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Schenker––his boyhood friend from Hanover, Germany––anchor the Scorpions' lineup on their farewell tour. In celebration of the band's new album, Sting in the Tail, it will perform concerts across Europe and North and South America. Then, the band that counts itself among the godfathers of the heavy-metal genre with a discography that spans 20 albums and 40 years, will hang up its guitars for good.
Prior to Scorpions taking their throne, Tesla will warm it up for them, belting out hard-rock licks and '80s power ballads such as "Love Song." Illusions Theater sets a fitting scene for goodbyes, fostering an intimate, otherworldly atmosphere by lining the stage with gauzy curtains, LED lighting, and packed suitcases.