The Scorpions brought their stinging rock to Tacoma Dome



By Bill Bungard
Special Correspondent

What makes a classic rock band? Well, the Scorpions performing to a packed T-Dome on Saturday, Sept. 30 fit the title to a “T.” The seasoned rockers are the bearers of a history of music-making spanning more than five decades, including 18 albums and more than 5,000 concerts worldwide.

The Crazy World tour delivered an evening to remember with Rudolf Schenker’s fan-fueled stage presence, Klaus Mein’s signature heavy metal rock ballad voice, Matthais Jabs’ ringing lead guitar riffs and newest member Mikkey Dee’s (formerly of Motorhead) power-driven drumming. The effects laden performance brought fans out of their seats, turning the concert into an arena sing-along. There are bands who should never tour again because they have not lasted the test of time and should just fade away. The Scorpions are definitely not one of them.

Set List: “Going Out With A Bang,” “Make it Real,” “The Zoo,” “Coast to Coast,” 70s Medley (“Top of the Bill,” “Steamrock Fever,” “Speedy’s Coming”), “We Built This House,” “Delicate Dance,” Acoustic Medley (“Always Somewhere,” “Eye of the Storm,” “Send me an Angel”), “Wind of Change,” “Rock n’ Roll Band,” “Overkill” (tribute to Lemmy of Motorhead), Drum Solo, “Black Out,” “Big City Nights.” Encore: “No One Like You,” “Still Loving You,” “Rock You Like A Hurricane.”

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  1. Man! Tacoma is so fortunate to have a photographer like Bill Bungard in our midst. Even when I can’t make the concert, I look for his incredible photos to share just a bit of the experience!

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