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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Unfortunately due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party, the Scorpions and Whitesnake/David Coverdale show scheduled to take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre tomorrow, Monday 24 February 2020 has been cancelled.⁠ ⁠ Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium and refundable ticket purchase, if relevant) and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 15 working days for the refund to appear in their account.⁠ If your credit or debit card has been permanently closed/cancelled, please supply Ticketek with updated details in order to process your refund.⁠ ⁠ Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will be contacted via phone in the next 15 days to arrange for a full refund. Alternatively, you can contact Ticketek.⁠ Further refund enquiries should be directed to ticketek.com.au.

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Opeth Cancel Three North American Dates Due To Illness

Opeth have cancelled three North American dates due to illness. The following shows have been affected:

02/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/18 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
02/19 Toronto, ON – Rebel

Mikael Åkerfeldt commented:

“I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ”acute laryngitis” according to the doc. It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturdays show.

So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to “acute laryngitis”. We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way.

So, I’ll end this rant with a massive apology to the people looking forward to tonight’s event as well as to our Canadian friends. We are currently looking into postponing these cancelled shows and come back hopefully with a clean bill of vocal-health and everything else. Try and make it up to you. In the meantime…I’ll watch TV. The joy!

All ticket buyers can get a refund at their point of purchase if so desired but you can also opt to hang onto your tix as we’re definitely intending to reschedule these shows and all purchased tickets will remain valid for these.”

The band’s remaining North American dates can be found below:

02/21 New York, NY – Apollo Theater
02/22 New York, NY – Apollo Theater
02/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
02/26 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
02/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues
02/29 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
03/01 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
03/02 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
03/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels 2020 North American Tour

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American tour with Marilyn Manson. The singer is taking the time off so he can continue to focus on his health.

The following statement was shared:

“OZZY’s 2020 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” has unfortunately been cancelled to allow OSBOURNE to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new ORDINARY MAN album (out February 21), OSBOURNE will head to Europe for additional treatments.

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” OSBOURNE said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.

“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2” tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.”

Five Finger Death Punch Cancel Previously Postponed Shows

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch recently postponed their shows in Duluth, MN, Omaha, NE, and Des Moines, IA after guitarist Jason Hook required emergency gallbladder surgery. However, the band have since revealed that they were unable to reschedule the dates.

The group said the following:

“The 3 shows in Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines that were recently postponed because of Jason’s emergency surgery cannot be rescheduled at this time and will have to be cancelled.

We tried to find a solution to reschedule but there’s currently no date where all bands on the bill are available. With that said, we love you guys and thank you for the outpouring of support.

Jason is back in fighting shape, the band will be back on the road again soon and we will try our best to come back to you soon. 🙌🙌🙌 In the meantime, refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Here’s Five Finger Death Punch’s current schedule:

Europe/UK (with Megadeth and Bad Wolves):

01/14 Kiev, UKR – Palace Of Sports (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/16 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/18 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/20 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwell Arena
01/22 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
01/23 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
01/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
01/26 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
01/28 Paris, FRA – Zenith
01/30 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Arena
01/31 London, UK – Wembley Arena
02/03 Berlin, GER – Max-Schmeling Halle
02/04 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
02/06 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
02/08 Oberhausen, GER – Koenig-Pilsener Arena
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
02/10 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/12 Warsaw, POL – Torwar
02/14 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
02/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatrazz
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
02/19 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
02/20 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena

U.S. (with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills):

04/08 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
04/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
04/11 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
04/13 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
04/14 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
04/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
04/19 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/23 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
04/25 Portland, OR – Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
04/29 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
05/05 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
05/06 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
05/12 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
05/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/19 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/20 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Lorna Shore Cancel Immediate Shows

Lorna Shore have cancelled their January dates in Asia. This news comes after vocalist CJ McCreery was recently fired following allegations of sexual abuse and more.

The group commented:

“ASIA :

We are deeply saddened to announce that we will NOT be playing the shows we had scheduled there this month. Ourselves, and the booking agent tried everything we could to make this happen, but unfortunately it just couldn’t work.

We promise to be back soon. We love you all and are very sorry we couldn’t make this happen.

Edit: everyone asking about the album/future. you will know when we know. at this moment, there are discussions but nothing we can comment on.

all we ask is please be patient.
this will all be addressed soon.”

Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook Undergoes Gallbladder Surgery, Band Postpone Two More Shows

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook is currently recovering after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery. As a result, the band’s December 14-15 shows in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA have been postponed. This news comes after the group previously postponed yesterday’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN.

Five Finger Death Punch issued the following statement:

“Last night, Jason Hook was taken to the emergency room where it was determined his gallbladder needed to be removed. Jason underwent surgery successfully but will have to remain in the hospital until his doctors determine he is fit to be discharged and travel home.

Jason‘s healing is our #1 priority. As a result, the last three shows of this current tour will be postponed, however, we are working on coming back to play Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines very soon. Once we have an update on new dates to return, we will post the information on our website and social media channels. Please hold on to your tickets in the meantime. Jason very much appreciates all the well wishes and, rest assured, we will see you back out on the road very soon!”

UPDATE: Hook has since issued his own statement:

“Well that sucked! 😂 Gallbladder went #kaput … sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can’t control… We’ll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can! I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support 🙏🏻 one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads 👊🏻 ~ Hook #fivefingerdeathpunch @5fdp”

Sevendust’s Morgan Rose Hospitalized, Band Drop Off UK Tour With Alter Bridge & Shinedown

Sevendust have revealed that their drummer Morgan Rose is currently sick in the hospital. As a result, the band have been forced to drop off their UK tour with Shinedown and Alter Bridge.

Sevendust commented:

“U.K. Family –

It is with a heavy heart we have to say that we will not be able to join our brothers in Alter Bridge & Shinedown on the upcoming U.K. tour dates on the #WalkTheSkyTour.

Morgan is sick, in the hospital and under Doctor orders not to move or leave the country.

We WILL make it up to you all!

See you guys at the Acoustic Xmas shows.

Best,
7D”

UPDATE: Trevor Omar, who works for Rose’s Alien Freak Wear clothing line, also commented on his condition:

“Hey, everyone. Just wanted to pop on here will quick and post a message. First I want to thank everyone for keeping Morgan in your thoughts and prayers. Believe me it is truly appreciated.

I know everyone would like an update & information as to what is going on, but all I can say for right now is that Morgan is in the hospital & stable. We will hopefully have a more clear idea of what’s next tomorrow. So unfortunately there isn’t many details that I or anyone else can give. Once there are details available to give, it will he passed on in the proper channels. And please do not believe something unless it comes from one of those channels.

All the messages of support have been amazing, but unfortunately I cannot respond to each message. I am sorry. And just speaking for myself, I can only imagine how many messages everyone in 7D & MGT have received also. Please, be aware that it will be really difficult for anyone to respond to messages at this time. And that we all thank you for your love and support or Morgan.

As soon as there is information that is able to be passed on, it will be. Trust me.

Again, Thank You for all your Love & Support.”