SCORPIONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST QUEENSRŸCHE BLACKED OUT IN VEGAS FIVE-NIGHT LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MAY 13, 14, 18, 20 & 21

Monday Jan 11, 2016

LAS VEGAS (January 11, 2016) – After a massive sold-out show in October 2015, Scorpions are back to rock even harder with an impressive five-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Special guests Queensrÿche are returning for each night of the limited engagement. Performances are scheduled for May 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15 at 10 a.m. Fan club members have access to an exclusive presale beginning Monday, January 11 at 10 a.m. at the-scorpionscommunity.com. Scorpions VIP packages are available and include a Meet & Greet/photo opportunity with the band, premium seating, drink voucher, exclusive merchandise and more.  For complete package details, visit http://bit.ly/1SEoN8M.

The band, made up of longtime members Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar) and Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), alongside James Kottak (drums) and Paweł Mąciwoda (bass), have created an exclusive set list and production for Las Vegas, and promise fans will not be disappointed by the result.

“We're looking very much forward to seeing all of you in Vegas in May…Are you ready to be Blacked Out?  We can't wait to come back for our first ever five-show limited engagement and to rock The Joint again and again,” states Klaus Meine.

Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970’s with their debut album, Lonesome Crow, released in 1972.  The band rose to arena status with seminal releases Lovedrive, Virgin Killer and Animal Magnetism.  In the 1980s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from Love at First Sting and Blackout, including multiple Top 10 singles "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You," as well a string of successful singles such as "Send Me an Angel," "Still Loving You" and "Wind of Change." The band was also ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also landed as #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.  Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including a World Music Award, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood Rock Walk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award. In September 2015, Scorpions released their 19th studio album, Return To Forever, the same year the band celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Queensrÿche first appeared in the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4-song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. They soon followed up with their first full length album The Warning in 1984, and  Rage For Order in 1986. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Empire in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV Viewer’s Choice Award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity."

Tickets start at $49.95 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, January 15 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.

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