Scorpions

06/22/10 Jones Beach Theater, Long Island N.Y.
Words/Photos/Video by melorocker

The Scorpions “Get your Sting and Blackout World Tour 2010” is not to be missed for it is the Scorpions farewell tour thus ending one of the most enduring and succesful career any hard rock band would dream of. i dont agree with the scorpions retiring. they delivered a high energy affair last night at jones beach theater. drumer James Kottak (formerly of kingdom come) seems to have a huge personality just like his drum riser seems to be rising up to the heavens. mr. kottak eminated so much energy it was hard to contain it. At the floor level Rudolf Schenker was a musical juggernaut if you will showing how to entertain, engaging and acknowledging the fans while at the same time delivering his guitar work to perfection. Vocalist Klaus Meine still commands the stage with his presence and amazing voice. he rocked like nobody’s business and when he sang “wings of change” the house was brought to tears, and a sense of brotherhood that is only reserve for those few songs that can comand such emotions. the show went very well. a lot of the familiar songs a few of the new classics. the lighting and visuals were in top form. i would like to state that, this last tour by the scorpions should not be missed. i was disappointed for the low turnout for this show. jones beach theater holds up to 15,000. thousand fans. only about 8,000 thousands showed up. dont be like the other 7,000 who either could not attend but wanted or just chose to stay home. while i was waiting at the box office i did notice that fans were asking for the “cheapest” tickets available. i know the country is hurting but for 25 dollars you could have seen this show and have a good time. here are a few pics and the only video i could record. enjoy. for more pics go to my Myspace page. 

For photos/review of the opening set by Cinderella, please click here:

June, 18th Holmdel, NJ USA PNC Bank Arts Center Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 19th Columbia, MD USA Merriweather Post Pavilion Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 22nd Wantagh, NY USA Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 23rd Gilford, NH USA Meadowbrook Amphitheatre www.mdtix.com Support: Vince Neil
June, 25th Quebec City, QC Canada Pavillion de la Juenesse Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 26th Montreal, QC Canada Bell Centre Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 27th Toronto, ON Canada Molson Amphitheatre Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
June, 30th Columbus, OH USA LC Outdoor Amphitheatre Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
July, 1st Detroit, MI USA DTE Energy Music Theatre Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
July, 2nd Milwaukee, WI USA Summerfest Ticketmaster
July, 5th Pittsburgh, PA USA Amphitheatre at Station Square Ticketmaster Support: Cinderella
July, 6th Cleveland, OH USA Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower Ticketmaster Support: Warrant
July, 8th Sarnia, ONT Canada Sarnia Bayfest Festival sarniabayfest.com Support: Cinderella
July, 10th Nashville, TN USA Bridgestone Arena Ticketmaster Support: Ratt
July, 11th Memphis, TN USA Mud Island Ticketmaster Support: Ratt

this is my 3rd confession for 2010.





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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 4:56 pm.
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