80s Scorpions Blackout Tour 1982 Rock Concert t-shirt Large
Chest 20.5 in.
Length 31 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: The Knits
This sweet vintage concert shirt is for the German heavy metal band Scorpions and the shirt commemorates their 1982 tour promoting their album Blackout. Just before the album was recorded, lead singer Klaus Meine lost his voice and had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords. Meine was worried he wouldn't be able to sing on the album and demos of the tracks were instead recorded with Don Dokken. None of the Dokken recordings ended up being used however.
This shirt features an image from the album's cover of artist Gottfried Helnwein. The artist was also portrayed by rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker in the group's music video for "No One Like You".
The 80s is when the Scorpions experienced their most success, with albums such as Animal Magnetism, Savage Amusement, and Love at First Sting, which contained their hit song "Rock You Like a Hurricane". The band has managed to inspire a number of other heavy metal and hard rock acts including Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Metallica, and Megadeth.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is a light spot on the sleeve, see pics.