They’re two of the biggest hard rock bands of all time, and now, Australia is set to receive a double-header tour from the likes of Whitesnake and the Scorpions.
Whenever you think of classic hard rock acts of the ’80s, it’s almost impossible to go past the likes of Whitesnake and the Scorpions.
With the former being formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale back in 1978, they were household names thanks to iconic songs like ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’. Meanwhile, the latter helped put German rock on the map with classic tracks like ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ and ‘Wind Of Change’.
Now, their individual powers are set to combine in a massive way when both acts head down under for a massive double-header tour in February of 2020.
For Whitesnake, this will be their first tour of the country since 2008, and will see the group dishing out tracks from their 13th album, 2019’s Flesh & Blood.
“We are beyond thrilled to be returning to Australia after so many years to play our music for you,” explained David Coverdale. “What is extra special is we’re returning with our very rocking friend the Scorpions!!
“SCORPIONS & SNAKES…it doesn’t get any better…or LOUDER! We promise you these will be nights to remember!”
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Check out ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake:
For fans of the Scorpions though, this will be the group’s first return since 2017, following their Aussie debut just one year earlier. Having last visited with Def Leppard, the iconic German rockers are set to deliver some of the timeless classics, proving why they are continental Europe’s most successful band.
“As promised…time to come back to Australia!” explained frontman Klaus Meine. “We’re all very much exited to see our fans Down Under in February 2020.
“Get ready for the bite of Whitesnake and the sting of the Scorpions. We’re gonna rock you like a hurricane!!!!”
The 2020 tour kicks off in Melbourne on February 19th, before hitting up Sydney and Brisbane over the next week.
Tickets to this long-awaited double-header go on sale from 2pm local time on Friday, November 1st, with a fan club pre-sale and a Live Nation pre-sale kicking off in the preceding days. Read on for all the pertinent details.
Check out ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ by Scorpions:
Scorpions and Whitesnake Australian Tour 2020
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Monday, February 24th, 2020
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets on sale from 2pm local time on Friday, November 1st
Live Nation pre-sale begins 1pm local time on Wednesday, October 30th and runs until 1pm local time on Friday, November 1st