Scorpions, Queensrÿche show their metal at Lake Tahoe
August at Lake Tahoe ended in crazy fashion on Friday when The Scorpions and Queensrÿche’ brought their Crazy World tour to Harveys Outdoor Arena.
Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970s 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.”
Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and has received multiple honors, including a World Music Award, a postage stamp in Brazil and a star on Hollywood Rock Walk.
In February 2015, Scorpions released their 19th studio album, “Return To Forever,” the same year the band celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Queensrÿche recently released its second album with new singer Todd La Torre, “Condition Human.” Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) have been with the Seattle band since it formed in 1982. There have been four others who have filled another guitar position, which has been held by Parker Lundgren since 2009.
ABOUT Michael Smyth
Michael Smyth moved to Reno in 2007 after living more than 40 years in the Bay Area. In addition to going to live shows, he enjoys golf, skiing and fly-fishing. Check out his website https://michaelsmythmedia.com/