Scorpions was formed in 1965, in Hanover, by Rudolf Schenker. The lineup of the band from 1978 to 1992 was the most successful, and included Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell.
During the 1970s, the music of the Scorpions was defined as hard rock, and after 1978, the band changed its sound towards heavy metal. Their 11th studio album, Crazy World, released in 1990, included the song Wind of Change, a symbolic anthem of the political changes in Eastern Europe, becoming one of the best-selling singles in the world, with over 14 million copies sold.
To date, Scorpions sold over 110 million records in total. They have released 18 studio albums, 27 compilation albums and 74 singles. In 2015, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Lucca Summer Festival is a music festival held in Lucca, during the month of July, since 1998. The concerts are held usually within the historic walls of Lucca, in Piazza Napoleone, or outside the historical center of the city, at the Porta Elisa soccer stadium, in Lucca, or at the Pini stadium, in Viareggio.
The 2019 edition of the festival will start on June 28, with the concert of the British group Take That, followed by the performances of Toto, on July 5, Elton John, on July 7, Mark Knopfler, on July 13, and Sting, on July 29.