Update: Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party and insurmountable logistical issues, the Scorpions and Whitesnake show scheduled to take place at the Spark Arena on Thursday, February 27 has been cancelled.
Old press release copy:
Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons Scorpions return to New Zealand in 2020 with Whitesnake, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline show at Spark Arena on Thursday, February 27.
Scorpion 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 2018. Meanwhile fans of Whitesnake have had to wait 12 years for the band to make a return visit to our shores.
Tickets will go on sale at 11am on Monday, November 4.
Members of the fan clubs for Scorpions and Whitesnake can be among the first to secure tickets during the fan club pre-sale, starting at 12pm (local time) Tuesday, October 29.
Vodafone customers can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale starting at 1pm Wednesday, October 30. Go to rewards.vodafone.co.nz
My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale starting at 1pm Friday, November 1.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.co.nz
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. Scorpions played in New Zealand for the very first time on their 2018 tour with Def Leppard which lead to rave reviews like this one from Ambient Light; “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 saw Scorpions nominated for Best Concert of the Festival, and on October 25 the band 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.