There’s something either sad or endearing about bands that are past their prime still riding around playing shows every year until they call it a day, depending on how you look at it. From one angle, there’s the image of the band on the road, playing same song after same song, night after night, to older and older crowds, as they feel more and more tired. But on the other hand, the view we don’t mind taking, is that these bands still have people out there, somewhere, who love them. They play these shows because people want them to play these shows. No one is going to accidentally stumble into the Scorpions/Tesla show at the Mann Center tomorrow night and think, “Oh shit, this isn’t why I came here.” The only people seeing Scorpions and Tesla are going to be people who want to see Scorpions and Tesla. They are providing a service to the fans, one of, “Hey, we’re still here if you’re still here,” because just as bands feel passed by time, so do fans. They just want to hear some goddamn guitars and they’re not sure why their kids like dubstep so much. If The Smiths or The Replacements were still together and touring, we’d certainly be at those shows, no matter what anyone said behind our backs. So if you want to see Scorpions and Tesla, go see Scorpions and Tesla. As long as you’re there, they’ll be there too. Plus, they all rule, and that punk shit belongs on Mars. To enter to win, email ihopeiwin[at]philebrity[dot]com with “LIKE A HURRICANE” in the subject header. You’ll automatically be subscribed to the forthcoming new Philebrity Reader weekly newsletter and win chances for other exclusive free stuff. We’ll be picking winners, without judgement, first thing tomorrow.