In these 50 years, the Scorpions became Germany's, or rather continental Europe's, most successful rock band, proof that not only VW, Mercedes or BMW are able to compete internationally, but classic rock music made in Germany as well. Many bands, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Korn, System of A Down and Queensryche, have covered songs by the Scorpions throughout the years. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” alone has been covered more than 150 times by different musicians.

Expressing a career like that of the Scorpions in mere numbers is almost impossible. However, one number that should still be mentioned is more than 100 million records sold to date. This makes them the most successful rock band of Europe.

However, countless silver, gold and platinum awards are only one side of the Scorpions' history. Another is their unabated desire to travel. No other rock band of their calibre still takes to the stage so often after so many years as the Hanover natives. They have played thousands of concerts in all corners of the planet: in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Moscow, Washington, Dubai, Paris and Berlin.

There were many magic live moments, captured on albums, film and video. These are the moments that have cemented the Scorpions' reputation as one of the rare bands rising above the crowd.

And on 18 November they will showcase their new show in Budapest Arena. Tickets are available via, and

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