Klaus Meine On Canceled Scorpions Shows: ‘I Had A Complex Spine Surgery’

Scorpions has had to cancel their recent show in Mexico.

The band’s lead singer Klaus Meine has disclosed that he underwent a significant back operation recently. Due to his ongoing recovery, the band has had to cancel an upcoming performance in Mexico City scheduled for later this month. Sharing a statement both on their website and social media accounts, Meine wrote:

“Dear Mexican fans. Knowing that some of our most amazing diehard fans live in Mexico, it is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know, Scorpions will not be performing at the Vive Latino festival on the 16th March 2024 in Mexico City. The reason we had to cancel is because I recently underwent a complex spine surgery, and my doctors expected me to be better and back on my feet in time for a show.”

Meine noted that he has been making good progress, but not enough to perform:

I am making good progress with my rehab, but unfortunately, I have not recovered as expected and after talking with my medical team, I am advised that a 12-hour flight time and performing at 2000 meter altitude is a tough one for anybody and I am not well enough to travel and to give you the show you all deserve. I hope we can come back to Mexico soon, to rock you like a hurricane! I am so sorry for causing this inconvenience to all our loyal Mexican fans and to the excellent promoters, and hope, for your understanding. Love… Klaus.”

Scorpions’ Tour Plans

The Scorpions initially planned to make their debut performance of the year in Mexico City. However, their first concert is now scheduled for this spring as part of the ‘Love at First Sting Las Vegas’ residency at the Bakkt Theater in Planet Hollywood. The Las Vegas residency comprises nine shows and will take place from April 11 to May 3.

After the Vegas performances, the band will travel to the Middle East, Turkey, and Kazakhstan for a series of concerts in late May. Following that, The Scorpions are set to embark on a significant European tour, spanning from early June to early August. Additionally, they have confirmed five shows in Germany in September.

You can see the statement below.