German rock band returning to Holy Land for one performance in Tel Aviv on May 7. ‘Our previous concert was sold out, and I hope we’ll do it again,’ says lead singer Klaus Meine
Winds of change are back: The Scorpions will be returning to Israel on May 7 for one performance at the Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena.
This time, as opposed to its two previous concerts in the Holy Land, the German rock band will only perform its ballads, which are very popular among the Israeli audience and have been played on Israeli radio stations numerous times since the 1980s
“We are so happy to return to our fans in Israel,” says lead singer Klaus Meine in an interview from Germany. “The Israeli audience is very warm, and we’ll perform all of our greatest hits especially for them.
“We plan to rock Tel Aviv. I hope I’ll have time to visit Jerusalem as well, like I did last time. Our previous concert was sold out, and I hope we’ll do it again.”
The Scorpions are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in the history of music, mostly thanks to the sweet ballads characterizing the band compared to other groups of the same genre.
The band’s career spans over 45 years of concerts, nearly 30 albums which sold more than 105 million copies, and dozens of huge hits like “Wind of Change”, which was written on the backdrop of the fall of Communism in Europe and is considered the unofficial anthem of Germany’s reunification, “Still Loving You” and “Send Me an Angel”.
Their latest album, “Sting in the Tail,” was released in 2010 and gained international success, including in the United States where it reached the Billboard chart.
In January 2010, the Scorpions members shocked their fans when they announced that it would be their last album and that they were embarking on their final world tour which would last about three years.
“We have reached the end of the road,” the band said in a statement at the time. “We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years.”
Meine said in an interview to Yedioth Ahronoth that the band planned to release another album nonetheless, which would mainly include new covers of old hits.