A fitting last concert of the summer season at Budweiser Stage, brought metal heavies the Scorpions and Megadeth to town. Toronto loud music lovers had some incredible opportunities to catch the best of the best, as far as metal shows. September 22nd and everyone is still in shorts & T-shirts… you just gotta love it!

Megadeth started us off, blasting right into their song “Hangar 18”. The roughly hour-long set featured mostly greatest hits. Frontman Dave Mustaine, his signature snarl, and killer guitar riffs had everyone’s head banging hard.

Megadeth setlist:
01. Hangar 18
02. Mechanix
03. Take No Prisoners
04. Sweating Bullets
05. A Tout La Monde
06. Tornado Of Souls
07. Dystopia
08. Symphony Of Destruction
09. Peace Sells
10. Holy Wars

After a short set change and giant “Scorpions” curtain drop, the loud legends kept the music flowing. I love seeing this band live. Considering that they’ve been steadily rocking for the last 50 years, I think that the Scorps must have found the fountain of youth, or some really killer energy drink, the way they race around a multilevel stage with a runway is astounding.

Interacting with the fans, tossing drumsticks as well as guitar picks into the crowd. The newest member of the band is none other than Mikkey Dee of Motorhead fame. After they played “Overkill” in tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister, Mikkey had the opportunity to show us what he’s got with a kickass drum solo. Scorpions played a solid 2 hours!

Sorpions setlist:
01. Going Out With A Bang
02. Make It Real
03. The Zoo
04. Coast To Coast
05. Top Of The Bill / Steamrock Fever/ Speedys Coming
06. We Built This House
07. Delicate Dance
08. Always Somewhere / Eye Of The Storm/ Send Me An Angel
09. Wind Of Change
10. Rock’n’roll Band
11. Overkill
12. Drum Solo
13. Blackout
14. Big City Nights
15. No One Like You
16. Still Loving You
17. Rock You Like A Hurricane