German hard rock/metal legends Scorpions are currently embarked on their ‘Crazy World Tour,’ which ignited last month with support from thrash metal icons Megadeth.
We caught the second night of the run on September 16th at New York City’s majestic Madison Square Garden, where Scorpions thrilled a nearly sold-out venue, kicking off their set with “Going Out With a Bang” from their latest and eighteenth studio album Return to Forever. The band went on to perform Animal Magnetism classics such as “Make It Real” and “The Zoo,” plus their Lovedrive track “Coast to Coast,” before delving into a medley of hits from when Uli Jon Roth was in the band, mashing in songs “Top of the Bill,” “Steamrock Fever,” “Speedy’s Coming” and “Catch Your Train.”
Scorpions‘ stage presence was huge, featuring a ginormous LED backdrop and adorned with a lengthy catwalk, which the vets did not hesitate to constantly run up and down on. The band continued to excite the crowd with their newer songs “We Built This House” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Band,” along with a cover of Motörhead‘s “Overkill,” a high-flying drum solo, and completely dominating with epic fan favorites like “Wind of Change,” “Big City Nights,” “No One Like You” and set closer “Rock You Like a Hurricane” (which was dedicated to hurricane relief) and much more.
Megadeth launched the evening into chaos, performing a powerful 9-song set consisting of Rust In Piece gems “Hangar 18,” “Take No Prisoners” (which they haven’t performed live in years), “Tornado of Souls” and “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due,” and randomly throwing in select numbers off of Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good!, Dystopia, Cryptic Writings, Countdown to Extinction, and Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?.
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