The Army Concert Tour has announced a new feature act, the
Scorpions, to headline a Saturday, Aug. 9 performance at Fort McCoy.
still are being sought. Ticket pricing and more information will
follow as soon as it's determined.
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
The Scorpions were unique on the German rock scene of the
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.)