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Scorpions is confirmed to perform in the capital

The legendary rock band will take the stage at Etihad Arena in May 2024.

Iconic rock bands have come and gone, but a whopping 58 years since its inception, Scorpions is still going strong. In fact, the legendary band is going on its Love at First Sting world tour in 2024, and a pit stop in Abu Dhabi is on the roster — the concert is confirmed for 17 May at Etihad Arena. Brought to the capital by Live Nation Middle East, Scorpions is famed for electrifying performances and timeless melodies, so a rock spectacle is essentially guaranteed.

Formed in Hanover back in 1965, the band has long been a disruptor in hard rock and heavy metal, distinguished by influential lyrics that reflected the remarkable developments in Germany during that time. Their success has been marked by several chart-topping hits, achieving over 120 million records sold and surpassing one billion views on YouTube for the single Wind of Change. The band’s enduring legacy is not only measured by numbers, but also its ability to reinvent and stay relevant across decades. And while the band has seen many different line-ups of rock and metal legends, some of its early members still perform to this day.

Original members include Rudolf Schenker (founder, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter), Klaus Meine (the lead singer, who joined in 1970), and Matthias Jabs on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Other members who have also joined the group in recent years include bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and drummer Mikkey Dee. Incidentally, the upcoming tour will mark the 40th anniversary of the classic Love at First Sting album. Released in 1984, it contains some of the band’s most successful songs and combines heavy metal, hard rock, and glam metal.

To celebrate this iconic album, Scorpions will set the stage ablaze with a whole host of smash hits including Big City Nights, Still Loving You, and more. Tickets will go on pre-sale on 12 December, with the general sale following the next day via the Live Nation website. Prices range from AED 195 (standard) to AED 595 (golden circle).

GO: Visit www.livenation.me for tickets and more information.

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Samia Qaiyum
A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, Samia Qaiyum specialises in travel and culture, having lived in five countries and travelled to 34 others – just don't ask her to define the word 'home'.

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