Scorpions Make Stop At Choctaw Grand Theater
In 1988, they were the first Western rock band to play sold-‐out shows five days in a row in the then still Soviet Leningrad. Pioneering achievements elsewhere as well: through very early concerts in China and Southeast Asia, they have opened doors for many other Western bands.
They’ve swept the board big time in Brazil in 1995 at the legendary “Rock in Rio” festival, when other German bands could at best dream of foreign countries. The performance is documented on the epochal live album “World Wide Live”, which was the band’s final breakthrough in the US, for all time cementing their reputation as one of the planet’s hottest live bands.
And then there was the 1989 “Moscow Music Peace” festival, where the Scorpions ultimately conquered Russia, inspiring Klaus Meine to write the track that not much later became the theme song to the Iron Curtain’s final fall: “Wind of Change”.
Now, I’m not sure if I want to laugh or cry. The word famous Scorpions are playing at the Choctaw Grand Theater on January 26th in Durant, Oklahoma while on their World Tour. And I’m not missing this show for anything.