Scorpions 50th Anniversary Tour with special guest Queensryche on October 1 at 7:30 p.m.

SAP Center at San Jose

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In a Nutshell

Heavy-metal pioneers, known for “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “No One Like You,” celebrate their 50th anniversary with Queensrÿche

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The Deal

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  • $40 for one G-Pass for sections 228, 201–202, and 214–216 (up to $60 value)
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Scorpions: A History

  • 1965: guitarist Rudolf Schenker founds the band, taking the first step in what will be a 50-year journey that will pioneer the heavy-metal genre
  • 1970: frontman Klaus Meine, Rudolf’s childhood friend from Hanover, Germany, joins the group to lend his searing vocals
  • 1982: “No One Like You” becomes the band’s first charting single, cementing them in the ears of rock fans
  • 1984: Scorpions unleash “Rock You Like a Hurricane” upon the world, ensuring their place in cultural ubiquity and giving tropical storms everywhere their own theme song
  • 1989: Two months before the Berlin Wall falls, Klaus writes lyrics that long for the “children of tomorrow [to] dream away / in the wind of change.” That autumn, the harmony-driven ballad “Wind of Change” rings throughout Eastern Europe, accompanying the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War.
  • ~2009: As democracy blows across North Africa, “Wind of Change” and the band find themselves an inspiration once more, this time to a whole new generation of fans who never knew hairspray could be purchased by the barrel.
  • 2015: The band turns 50 and celebrates with a tour and a new album, Return to Forever

Queensrÿche

  • The Queensrÿche recipe: heady prog-rock, full-bore metal, and politically conscious lyricism
  • Led by: former Crimson Glory and Rising West frontman Todd La Torre, flanked by original members Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield, and Eddie Jackson
  • The band’s most famous work: the concept album Operation Mindcrime
  • Its concept: a heroin addict wakes up in the hospital and struggles to remember what got him there
  • Non-Mindcrime hits: the ponderous “Silent Lucidity,” the thundering “Jet City Woman,” the forceful “En Force”
  • Queensrÿche: the band’s 2013 release, which AllMusic described as “the album most Queensrÿche fans have desired for the last 15 years” and preschoolers described as “really hard to pronounce”
  • Its concept: None. “Each song is its own animal,” explained La Torre.
  • The band’s latest album: Condition Hüman, a record that’s been in the works since before 2013’s Queensrÿche
  • Its concept: Songwriting where “melody is key,” shares Wilton. “We don’t want to have an album with filler songs. We want every song to be quality.”
  • A few of its hard-hitting yet accessible songs you may hear: “Arrow of Time,” “Hourglass,” and the title track
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    SAP Center at San Jose

    525 W Santa Clara St.

    San Jose, CA 95113

    +14082879200

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