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Scorpions and Whitesnake Announce Double Headline NZ Show in 2020

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Scorpions and Whitesnake Announce Double Headline NZ Show in 2020

Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons Scorpions and legendary rock'n'roll group Whitesnake will join forces to perform their much-awaited double headline show at Auckland's Spark Arena in February next year.

Scorpions fans will once again get to experience the pounding guitar riffs and high energy live performance by the band who last performed in Auckland (with Def Leppard) in November last year. Meanwhile, fans of Whitesnake have had to wait 12 years for the band to make a return visit to our shores.

Global hits like (the over 15 million selling ballad) 'Wind of Change' and 'Send Me An Angel' from Scorpions' 'Crazy World' album have made Scorpions Continental Europe's most successful band—with a history spanning more than 50 years. The group have played in New Zealand for the very first time on their 2018 tour with Def Leppard which lead to rave reviews—with Ambient Light saying, "a well-executed and genuinely passionate set that was certainly worth the wait for all that had come to bear witness." A recent performance at 'Rock in Rio 2019' earned the band a nomination for Best Concert of the Festival, and on October 25 they have released three vinyl reissues—'Crazy World', 'Face The Heat' and 'Love Bites'.

"As promised… time to come back to New Zealand! 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!!!!" - Klaus Meine, Scorpions

Mega platinum Whitesnake—the band founded and formed by Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, David Coverdale—are proud to announce the continuation of the 2019 'Flesh & Blood World Tour' into 2020. Following the global success of the 'Flesh & Blood' album, Whitesnake have played 55 shows in 23 countries to over 600,000 fans in 2019. The 2020 tour will feature songs from the band's critically-acclaimed and award-winning 13th studio record entitled 'Flesh & Blood', alongside their biggest hits and songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock'n'roll history spanning over 40 years.

The first single and video from the new record entitled 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' was released worldwide in February 2019 amassing over two million YouTube views. The follow up singles 'Hey You… You Make Me Rock' and 'Trouble is Your Middle Name' remained on radio playlists around the world for months after their release.

Since their debut in 1978, the band have earned multi-platinum albums including 'Trouble', 'Lovehunter', 'Ready And Willing' and 'Come An' Get It'. They have also blasted charts with their explosive hard rock multi-platinum 'Slide It In' and their 1987 self-titled mega-million-selling album ‘Whitesnake’. From these records came multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including two number one singles with 'Here I Go Again' and 'Is This Love' as well as the unforgettable hammer of 'Still Of The Night' all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe.

"We are beyond thrilled to be returning to New Zealand after so many years to play our music for you. What is extra special is we're returning with our very rocking friends the Scorpions! Scorpions and Snakes… it doesn't get any better… or louder! We promise you these will be nights to remember!" - David Coverdale, Whitesnake

Keep your eyes peeled on those tickets and let Scorpions and Whitesnake stun you with their rip-roaring show in February!