(TRR) – In the midst of their massive Crazy World Tour with Megadeth, Scorpions have been forced to cancel the remainder of their U.S. dates due to vocal issues. Singer Klaus Mein has been diagnosed with severe laryngitis. He was advised by a “top throat specialist” in Los Angeles to go on vocal rest immediately as to not risk permanent damage to his vocal cords. Read the band’s official statement below:
The Scorpions regretfully announce that due to severe laryngitis, the remainder of the U.S. 2017 tour with Megadeth will be cancelled. Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage. The band stated, “that they truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.”
Klaus added a personal post via the band’s Facebook page. “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.”
Scorpions kicked off their 2017 U.S. run with Megadeth at Santander Arena in Reading, PA on September 14. The trek was scheduled to end on October 15 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The band is supposed to kick off a European run in Russia on October 28, pending Mein’s health. Refunds for all cancelled shows are available at point of purchase.