Scorpions Stung

German band cancels tour dates due to singer’s laryngitis

By Gary Graff
October 10, 2017

Scorpions have canceled the final five dates of its U.S. tour with Megadeth due to frontman Klaus Meine’s laryngitis.

A statement from the band says that Meine “has been advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues to tour, he could risk permanent damage. The band stated that they truly hate to disappoint our fans, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.”

The German rock troupe has not indicated whether it intends to reschedule the canceled dates; Scorpions are next scheduled to play on Oct. 28 in Sochi, Russia to begin a European tour.

In a statement, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine said that: “On behalf of Megadeth, I want to express our deepest gratitude to the Scorpions for this amazing opportunity to tour with our heroes. To the fans, old and new, who came out to see these amazing shows, we thank you profusely and hope you dug it as much as we did. Of course to the Scorpions, and their legendary singer Klaus Meine, whose health and well being is a ‘top priority’ to all of us, we wish him and his bandmates the very best. If there’s ever a chance to share the stage again with the Scorpions, we’ll be there!”