Scorpions put on a thrilling performance in Bangkok

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As part of their farewell world tour, Germany’s most popular hard-rock band the Scorpions stopped off in Bangkok for a one night only performance at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani, on Thursday, Feb. 10.  

Despite performing around the world for the best part of 40 years, this was only the band’s fourth visit to the Kingdom and the audience who came to pay homage to their rock heroes represented a whole cross section of music fans, from young teenagers to retirees, both Thai and farang.

The Scorpions are seen performing live at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok on Thursday, Feb. 10. The Scorpions are seen performing live at the Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok on Thursday, Feb. 10.

With Klaus Meine on vocals, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs on lead and rhythm guitars, drum animal James Kottak on percussion and Pavel Maciwoda on bass, the band launched furiously into their set with the title track from their latest album “Sting in the Tail”.  The audience then sang along with great enthusiasm to the anthem songs “Holiday” and “Winds of Change”.

The energy level went up a notch even higher as the Scorpions followed up with rockers like “Tease me Please”, “Big City Lights” and “Rock you like a Hurricane” – which could have been used as the maxim for this great evening.

Should it really be the case that Germany’s No. 1 rock export finally stops touring next year, then Thailand surely will miss them.