Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have canceled their previously announced November 3 club show in Berlin due to “technical problems.” The concert was slated to be attended by 250 fans who participated in a competition to win these rare tickets.
A statement on SCORPIONS‘ Facebook page reads: “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. 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 For this reason, the show in Berlin had to be withdrawn and the band would like to apologize for this.
“But here is the good news for the competition winners. They will be invited to the SCORPIONS concert in Berlin on March 23rd, 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.”
Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 1965, SCORPIONS were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970s with their debut album, “Lonesome Crow”, released in 1972. The band rose to arena status with seminal releases “Lovedrive”, “Virgin Killer” and “Animal Magnetism”. In the ’80s, SCORPIONS amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from “Love At Fiirst Sting” and “Blackout”, including Top 10 singles “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and “No One Like You”, as well a string of successful singles such as “Send Me An Angel”, “Still Loving You” and “Wind Of Change”. The band was also ranked #46 on VH1’s “Greatest Artists Of Hard Rock” and their hit “Rock You Like A Hurricane” also landed as #18 on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs”. Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, their Star on Hollywood RockWalk, Echo honors, most recently they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.
SCORPIONS‘ “Return To Forever 50th Anniversary Tour”, featuring longtime members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, alongside James Kottak (drums) and Paweł Mąciwoda (bass), kicked off in May 2015 with dates on four continents. For these milestone shows, SCORPIONS have built a career-spanning setlist of their hits, anthems, ballads and vintage classics.