The legendary German rock band The Scorpions have cancelled the remainder of their US tour after the lead singer was diagnosed with severe laryngitis.
In a release from the band on Monday, tour promoter Live Nation announced the remainder of The Scorpions 2017 “Crazy World” tour would be cancelled, including an upcoming show in DFW at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving that was scheduled for October 12th.
Scorpions lead singer, 69-year-old Klaus Meine, risks “permanent vocal damage” if he continues the tour, according to doctors.
The band said:
(We) truly hate to disappoint our fans and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.
Dear Fans – It breaks my heart to let you down for the remaining shows in the U.S…..there will be better Days…. Rock on….Klaus pic.twitter.com/vEvzqO8H4N
— Scorpions (@scorpions) October 8, 2017
Scorpions were scheduled to be honored Friday morning (October 6) by Los Angeles City Council at a ceremony at Van Nuys City Hall, but the event was canceled the night before due to “illness within the band.” The “Scorpions Day” declaration was meant to recognize the group’s ties to L.A., where the band recorded three albums and has frequently performed over the years.
Scorpions and Megadeth played Saturday night (October 7) at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of Scorpions’ performance can be seen below.
Scorpions kicked off their North American tour with Megadeth on September 14 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the “Crazy World Tour”, was celebrating Scorpions’ 1990 LP of the same name. Two of the Scorpions’ best-known songs, “Winds Of Change” and “Send Me An Angel”, both appear on “Crazy World”.
Scorpions recently finished recording a couple of new songs for a forthcoming compilation album that will collect the most popular of their ballad-type material.