Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scorpions cancel 50th anniversary Berlin club show

The Scorpions have cancelled plans for a 50th anniversary club show in Berlin on November 3 due to technical issues.

“After their massive sold out arena tour in North America, the band will have to play in Rome on November 9 and thereafter in Milano and Paris,” said the Scorpions. “Within the short timeframe between Las Vegas, Seattle and Rome, it unfortunately proved impossible to scale down the arena show and technical equipment needed to perform in a small club in such a way that the musical quality would be guaranteed which is very important to the Scorpions.

“For this reason the show in Berlin had to be withdrawn and the band would like to apologize for this.”

The event saw 250 fans win tickets to the rare club date by voting on the group’s setlist for the show, and the band has stepped up to provide an alternative experience.

“Here is the good news for the competition winners: they will be invited to the Scorpions concert in Berlin on March 23, 2016 in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin as VIP guests, where they be able to have an early entry and can experience the final show preparation as well as the band’s sound check. This way they can have a very special experience of this concert.

“The winners will be notified by e-mail within the next few days.”

The Scorpions recently wrapped up the North American leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour and will begin a series of European shows in Rome, Italy on November 9.

Last week, the band premiered the documentary “Forever And A Day” in select US cinemas.

Filmmaker Katja von Garnier accompanied the group on what was originally intended to be their farewell tour, following them on the road from Bangkok to Moscow, to capture candid moments, memories and live footage.

See also:

VIDEO: Scorpions preview US cinema event Forever And A Day
VIDEO: Scorpions preview Savage Amusement expanded reissue
AUDIO: Scorpions premiere unreleased 1982 Blackout demo
VIDEO: Scorpions launch North American tour in Boston
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