Scorpions & Whitesnake Reschedule Sydney Concert, Cancel Auckland Show

Scorpions and Whitesnake’s show at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia has officially been rescheduled and is now set to take place on February 26. However, due to logistical issues, their February 27 show at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand has been cancelled. This news comes after Scorpions singer Klaus Meine recently underwent surgery for kidney stones. He has since offered an update on his condition:

“Dear Fans, looks like i‘m on my way to Sydney tomorrow …. it would mean the world to me if we finally could play the Show on Wednesday Night … i feel still a bit beaten up , but Dr. Katz said …. you can do it my friend … Let‘s Rock it Sydney ….. Are you ready for the Sting 🇦🇺??? Cheers Klaus”

Scorpions Singer Klaus Meine Undergoes Surgery To Remove Kidney Stones

Scorpions singer Klaus Meine has revealed that he recently underwent surgery to remove kidney stones. This news comes after Live Nation previously announced that the band’s February 22 show with Whitesnake in Sydney, Australia had been postponed. Their February 24 show in Brisbane, Australia has since been cancelled as well.

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Dear Fans , the good news first …. we had a fantastic show in Melbourne wednesday night at the Rod Laver Arena …. loved every minute of it …. it just feels soooo good to be back in Australia !!!! The bad news is… I have had kidney stone surgery in a Melbourne Hospital … it was a very painful attack ,…. In the hospital they removed the stone, and put in a stent …. can you imagine how i feel right now ??? So sorry Sydney …. Do we have to cancel again ??? It looks like it…. but we are hoping to re-schedule for next week,day to be announced. Dr Katz and his team are taking very good care of me … i’m in the best hands, but i doubt i’ll be back on my feet until early next week….. with lots of Love with a Heavy Heart from Melbourne …. Klaus

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Scorpions Postpone Sydney Concert Due To “Medical Emergency”

Scorpions and Whitesnake have postponed their February 22 show in Sydney, Australia “due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party.” Live Nation issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party, the Scorpions and Whitesnake show scheduled to take place at Qudos Bank Arena will no longer be going ahead today, Saturday the 22nd of February. Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for next week, with details to follow shortly. All existing tickets will remain valid for entry on the rescheduled date, without the need for exchange. Refunds will be available for patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled date, and can be obtained by contacting their point of purchase.”

Scorpions Hope To Release New Album Before The End Of 2020

During a recent interview on the “Talking Pictures” TV show, Scorpions’ Klaus Meine offered an update on the band’s new album. He said the following:

“We go to Australia in February, and Southeast Asia, and when we come back, we go into the studio here in Germany, [in our] hometown of Hannover, for pre-production. And then in May, it looks like we come to Los Angeles and start working in the studio, start recording, until the residency in Vegas. And hopefully we’re done by then. If not, we keep going and finish the album, which hopefully will come out at the end of the year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scorpions Planning Las Vegas Residency, Reveal Producer For New Album

During a recent interview with New Zealand’s “The Metal Bar”, Scorpions’ Matthias Jabs revealed that the band are planning to do a Las Vegas Residency next year. Prior to that, the group will be working on a new album with producer Greg Fidelman.

Jabs said the following:

“We’ve been writing some material before we went on tour, before we went on tour this summer. It’s always difficult to come up with stuff on tour. You get the inspiration, but to actually put it down, that’s a different story, when you travel every day. So we have songs — about 10, I guess — but we will have to do some more writing once this tour is over, and then prepare for the rehearsals and recordings right after our shows in New Zealand and a couple in Asia. So we will be back in early March. And we know that we work with the producer Greg Fidelman, who is known for doing METALLICA and SLIPKNOT and others, and he’s a great guy. And he came to visit in our studio in Hannover, Germany already. So the plan is to record until the first of July, where we have a residency in Las Vegas for a whole month. And then, during that time, we can either do the final touch-ups or mix. And then the album should come out in the fall of 2020. And then, of course, we go on the road again.”

He also added the following when asked about the group’s inspiration for new material:

“It works slightly different than in the early days. In the early days, I took the guitar and came up with some great riffs and was excited about that. And we took it from there. Today, almost every riff has been played already by myself and by others. What else do you wanna do? So the approach is slightly different — it’s more about the song and the melody and even the lyrics, sometimes, they could be the inspiration. And you do the riff and all the guitar work, you do that later on. Not always, but it’s not the main source for songwriting anymore, as it used to be in the beginning, when we were so excited. ‘Oh, listen to this new riff. It’s great. Let’s turn it into a song.’ It’s a little bit the other way around now.”

[via Blabbermouth]