Sunday, October 8, 2017

Scorpions cancel remaining North American tour dates due to illness

The Scorpions have cancelled the remaining five dates of their North American tour after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with a case of severe laryngitis.

“Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice,” said the band in an official statement. “If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage.”

The group “truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.”

“It breaks my heart to let you down for the remaining shows in the U.S.,” added Meine in a separate statement via social media. “There will be better days.... Rock on.”

The affected dates – featuring guests Megadeth – includes shows scheduled over the next week in Phoenix, AZ , San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Tampa, FL.

Ticket refunds for the cancelled concerts can be made at the point of purchase.

The tour news follows word that The Scorpions had cancelled plans to appear at an October 6 Los Angeles City Council presentation honoring the group “due to illness in the band”, according to Councilman Jose Huizar.

The group were to be on hand in Van Nuys, CA for the event, which would have seen the city declare October 6 as “Scorpions Day” following a resolution by Huizar that was to recognize the band for “52 years of excellence in rock ‘n roll, including making records in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.”

The Scorpions did manage to perform an October 7 date at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA prior to shutting down the North American trek.

The group are next scheduled to begin a European tour with the first of seven Russian dates in Sochi on October 28.

The Scorpions
Crazy World North American tour 2017

Cancelled tour dates:

Oct 08 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena
Oct 11 – San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
Oct 12 – Dallas, TX – Pavilion At The Music Factory
Oct 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Oct 15 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

See also:

Scorpions: Los Angeles City Council presentation cancelled due to illness
Scorpions to be honored by Los Angeles City Council
Scorpions announce North American tour with Megadeth
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