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The Scorpions appearing at i wireless Center Aug. 20

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Scorpions--KLAUS MEINE (vocals), MATTHIAS JABS (lead guitar), RUDOLF SCHENKER (guitar), JAMES KOTTAK (drums) and PAWEL MACIWODA (bass)--have announced the dates for the North American leg of their “GET YOUR STING AND BLACKOUT” world tour in support of their new album, Sting In the Tail. The German rockers will be celebrating 40+ years in music on this final outing--set to kick off June 18 in Holmdel, NJ and stop in the Quad Cities on Friday, August 20 with special guest Dokken. Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 5 at 10 am.

THE SCORPIONS--one of the most successful rock bands in the world--have hit another career milestone. Their new and final album, STING IN THE TAIL, released March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises, entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at #23, marking the band’s highest chart debut in over 20 years. The album also landed at #6 on the Rock Albums chart.

Sting In the Tail features the anthemic single “Raised On Rock,” which hit #2 on the Classic Rock Mediabase chart and adds to their remarkable list of hits including “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “Wind of Change” and “No One Like You”. The album is a true return to the classic and unmistakable hard rock sound that has allowed the band to remain an influential and powerful force in rock music throughout their career.

Tickets are $39.50 with a limited number of $58.50 VIP seats also available and go on sale Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The i wireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com.