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Rock group Scorpions to perform two shows in China
Last Updated: 2016-08-01 10:27 | chinadaily.com.cn
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The German rock group, the Scorpions, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will perform two shows in China. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The German rock group, the Scorpions, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will perform two shows in China - in Guangzhou on Aug 12 and in Beijing on Aug 14.

The band will perform some of its biggest hits such as Big City Nights, The Zoo and Rock You Like a Hurricane, as well as songs from its latest album,Return to Forever, which was released in 2015.

A documentary on the band,Forever and a Day, will also be screened at the shows.

The German band made its debut in China on May 1, 2015, with a 90-minute performance at the two-day Changjiang International Music Festival, which was held in Zhenjiang, a small city on the banks of the Yangtze River in East China's Jiangsu province.

According to Tang Xiaolei, a manager based in Los Angeles, who is the main producer of the festival, which attracted more than 100,000 fans, the band hopes to use the shows to meet more Chinese fans.

The band currently comprises Rudolf Schenker from Hannover, who founded the band in 1965; Meine, who joined in 1969; Matthias Jabs, who joined in 1978; and James Kottak and Pawel Maciwoda, who joined subsequently.

The band's albums have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful European rock bands.

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