Thursday, March 24, 2016

Scorpions reschedule German shows due to illness

The Scorpions have postponed and rescheduled their current tour of Germany on doctor’s orders following word that singer Klaus Meine has come down with a viral infection.

The band cut short a concert in Hamburg on Monday just 30 minutes into the performance as Meine struggled to deliver through the medical issue.

"Sorry to all our fans,” says the singer. “Thanks for your understanding. Hope we can make up for the concerts soon."

"Klaus Meine is currently undergoing medical treatment in order as quickly as possible to get the health problems under control again,” adds the band. “This includes a medically pronounced 'stage ban' for the singer for several weeks. For this reason, any outstanding concerts have to be postponed.”

The Scorpions have announced new dates for the rescheduled concerts in five cities – including the shortened Hamburg gig – as they continue their 50th anniversary tour.

Tickets purchased will remain valid or can be returned to the ticket offices for full refund.

The Scorpions will play their second Las Vegas residency this spring.

“Blacked Out In Vegas” is a five-night run in May at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where they’ll be joined by special guests Queensryche.

2016 German tour – rescheduled dates

Nov 23 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena
Nov 25 – Leipzig – Leipzig Arena
Nov 27 – Frankfurt – Festhalle
Nov 29 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
Dec 02 – Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena

See also:

Scorpions to release expanded tour edition of Return To Forever
VIDEO: Scorpions release vintage 1984 German TV performance
Scorpions announce Las Vegas residency
Scorpions issue Happy Holidays video
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