I had the chance to see the MSG show in Madrid the 3th of May, and it was a just amazing, unbelievable show.
I was lucky to see Michael in the street hours before the show, but he was in a hurry
going to the soundcheck.
The show was close to perfect, the band sounded great together, it was also very very special to see Herman, Francis & Michael sharing the stage, I was very close to the musicians (I could even have touch touch mike's shoes if I wanted).
They played lots of MSG's classics (In to the Arena, Armed & Ready, Cry for the Nations...) UFO classics & scorpions classics.
I must say somes of the scorpions songs they played sounded much better (at least for me) than the way the scorpions play it nowadays, coast to coast was the best example, Michael's playing & classic fat sound sounded much better than the modern sound the scorpions give to it nowadays, also including Herman's drumming like a steamroller wich fits like a shoe into that song.
Michael's playing needs words appart from the rest, the axeman's tecniche and the feeling he gives you through his guitar just makes you fly away, he's an amazing artist.
Also I only have good words for the rest of the band. Doggie White is a great vocalist, some years ago I read that the man should have been born some years before to be a classic singer of the golden age of hard rock, maybe it's true. He did a fantastic work same as Wayne, good work man!!
And well what to say about Herman & Francis
Was very special to see them, and more to see them playing that good & rockin' everyone.
the setlist was:
1 Into the Arena
2 Armed & Ready
4 Another piece of Meat
5 Cry for the Nations
6 Let sleeping Dogs Lie
7 Coast to Coast
8 Assault Attack
9 Before the devil knows you are dead
10 Lights Out
11 On & On
12 Let it Roll
13 Shoot Shoot
15 Rock Bottom