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Scorpions at the Videotron Center: Great Evening Shots

Scorpions at the Videotron Center: Great Evening Shots

The German invasion that has been sweeping Quebec for a week continues with renewed vigor. After the clamor of the Rammsteins and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, it’s the turn of the Scorpions to land at our headquarters, Wednesday evening, in front of 11,000 enthusiastic fans at the Videotron Center.

The absence was regretted by many Whitesnake, who deserted the tour rock believer Just before she arrived in North America because her vocalist David Coverdale was ill, she didn’t finally quell the enthusiasm of hard-rock fans in the Quebec region.

It was a great rock cliché night, the first of which was the return of the Scorpions to town, 12 years after a concert at the Pavillon de la jeunesse as part of what was supposed to be a farewell tour.

do you believe that? And neither are we.


At least this time they won’t pretend they’re going to quit, though the band’s top two nominees, singer Klaus Mein and guitarist Rudolf Schenker, aged 74 and 73, certainly see the finish line looming.

Of the five members of the group, it was Schenker who served as the spark during the first uneven part of the performance, and the fault was their decision to play several titles, apparently not yet tamed by fans, from the last album. rock believerwhich was launched in February.

Guitarist Rudolf Schenker

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Guitarist Rudolf Schenker

One or two was enough. They performed four in total, out of 17 songs on the show.

However, after starting timidly on the sound gas in tank And the make it realThe party really took off when we heard the first notes about ZooWhile the screens projected cartoon images of New York showing burning skyscrapers with attractive female silhouettes dancing. Another cliché postulated by German rockers.

Then, the heavy and magnificent machinery coast to coastThe composition, well outdated, was one of the evening’s best pure rock moments.

Obviously, a Scorpions concert wouldn’t be a Scorpions party without their basic, smooth, but very effective poems.

uniters send me an angel And the Winds of ChangeAnd, one by one, he untied the audience’s vocal cords so much that Klaus Mein barely had to sing. With 11,000 sounds, the choruses of these classics were lovely to hear.

Singer Klaus Min

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Singer Klaus Min

Then, a little later, to allow the fans of the band to take a break, shot #3 was sent – an amazing solo of the drummer, in this case the work of Mickey D, who even received a standing ovation.

The final enemy was hellish. In quick succession, we were entitled Blackout, big city nights As a reminder, to still loving you And the Rock loves a hurricane.

The crowd was raving and that was the most beautiful shot.

round rock believer It will also stop in Montreal, at the Bell Center, on Saturday evening.