Video: SCORPIONS Fans Sing French National Anthem At Paris Concert
November 25, 2015
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS performed in Paris, France Tuesday night (November 24),marking the first time the band has played the city since an extremist group orchestrated a terror attack on Paris that left 130 dead.
The sold-out concert at the Bercy arena included an emotional moment when SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak beat the rhythm of the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise", which the crowd sang a capella.
SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meinetold DPA ahead of the concert: "Our France tour is overshadowed by these sad and terrible events. Of course we're also here to deal with the situation... this tragedy, respectfully."
He added: "We all feel threatened, we all feel attacked. This has hurt all of us."
However, he explained that people shouldn't live their lives on the knife's edge, somehow persuaded that a terrorist's bomb or bullet has their name on it.
"It's a rock show," he said. "We simply want to have a wicked night with our fans and make a statement in favor of life."
The new fully authorized SCORPIONS documentary "Forever And A Day" wrapped up its theatrical run and will come to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on November 27 (in German with English subtitles). The movie takes a look at the German hard-rock legends' long career, while focusing on the band's "Final Sting" trek, which initially was intended to be a farewell tour.
SCORPIONS recently completed the 2015 U.S. leg of their 50th-anniversary tour, which also is in support of their latest studio album, "Return To Forever".
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