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Scorpions feature act for Aug. 9 
Army Concert Tour performance

      The Army Concert Tour has announced a new feature act, the Scorpions, to headline a Saturday, Aug. 9 performance at Fort McCoy.

      Other acts still are being sought. Ticket pricing and more information will follow as soon as it's determined.

Photo: The Scorpions left to right are: Matthias Jabs (guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), Klaus Meine (vocals), James Kottak (drums) and Rudolf Schenker (guitar). (Photo courtesy of the Scorpions)
The Scorpions left to right are: Matthias Jabs (guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), Klaus Meine (vocals), James Kottak (drums) and Rudolf Schenker (guitar). (Photo courtesy of the Scorpions)

      

      Up-to-date information about the concert, including prices, additional groups, ticket kickoffs, etc., will be posted to the Fort McCoy Directorate of Human Resources/Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Web site http://www.mccoymwr.com or by calling the MWR Events Line at (877) 864-4969.

      The Scorpions, a German hard rock band, are best known for their 1984 anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and the 1990 ballad "Wind of Change."

      The group has sold more than 22 million records (as well as other forms of music), making them one of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of continental Europe.

      The group's members were born in post-World War II Germany and were influenced by the music and other cultural phenomenons imported into their homeland by American GIs -- Elvis Presley, chewing gum, blue jeans and leather jackets, but most of all rock 'n' roll. From an early age, they had an irresistible urge to grab a guitar and step into the limelight. The band was founded in 1965 and gradually worked its way up the musical ladder to widespread popularity.

      The distinctive Scorpions' style came from the combination of two electric guitars and a fusion of fabulously forceful power riffs with dazzlingly exuberant guitar solos.

      Added to the mix was the instantly recognizable voice of singer and front man Klaus Meine, with his highly expressive and polished delivery.

      The Scorpions were unique on the German rock scene of the period.

      The group has continued to actively produce new music. Their new album, "Humanity: Hour 1," was released in 2007

      For more information, visit the Scorpions Web site at http://www.the-scorpions.com.

(Information about the Scorpions from their Web site and biography.)

 

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