This January, German hard rock act The Scorpions ( best known for their 80s hit "Rock You Like A Hurricane" and the fall-of-the-berlin-wall ballad "Winds of Change") announced they were hanging it up after a 45 year career with the release of their final Lp "Sting Of The Tail." As with most rock retirements, the Scorpions are going out in true beating-the-leather-jacket-until-its-undead fashion by prolonging their career with a 3-year world tour in support of that album.
Friday's show at Bayfront, a co-headlining bill with fellow 80s metal refugees RATT, may not quite live up to the KGB anniversary celebration the band played in 2007, or their head-turning gig in front of 375,000 folks (and a live MTV audience) at the US festival in the California Desert. But the spectacle of 62 year old Scorpions singer Klaus Meine screaming "Rock You Like a Hurricane" outdoors in the middle of Miami's hurricane season should be fun - if he doesn't melt on-stage from wearing his (hell bent for) leather.
Here's a clip of the Scorpions in Moscow: