I think what someone else mentioned here is dead-on. No-matter what they play, no-one will ever be 100% satisfied. It makes sense for them to play more 70's stuff in Europe where its far better known. Scorps only have a chance to play about 18 songs. Between Lovedrive, AM, Blackout, LAFS and CW that is where nearly all those songs need to go (not to mention about 10 mins for Matthias and James to do their thing). Scorps need to end their last ever US tour with the tunes that put them on the map here. This is a business, as much as we try to gloss that over. On their last leg, they were playing to as little as 2,000 ppl in some cities and altogether had to skip some cities due to their decline in popularity.
All that said, Im going to be there loud and proud hoisting one final beer to the legends...THE SCORPIONS! CAN'T WAIT.
Thank you Klaus, Matthias, Rudy, Pawel and James. You've been the soundtrack of the past 30 years of my life!
"I find myself in a state of confusion...life's like a pantomine trick or a laser illusion"