TAMPA – Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, has canceled all remaining dates of the Crazy World Tour. The tour was scheduled to appear in the Tampa Bay area for a performance Sunday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
Klaus Meine has been advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice after contracting severe laryngitis.
Refunds for the performance will be available at point of purchase.
Tickets are available at the McDonald's ticket office at Amalie Arena, through Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000. Tickets start at $35.50.
The band returned to North American Sept. 14, kicking off a month-long run of dates which include stops in New York, Dallas, Toronto, Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles, amongst others. Together for the first time, Grammy-award winning thrash metal band Megadeth will join the Scorpions as a very special guest.
"When our album ‘Crazy World’ was released back in '91, right at the end of the Cold War, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future. Now 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day,” said Klaus Meine in a press release promoting the tour. “After all these years, 'Crazy World' is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there."
With over 100 million records sold around the world, the band will play fan favorites from their incredible catalogue including "Wind of Change," "Still Loving You," "Rock You Like A Hurricane," "Send Me An Angel" and many more. They'll also be performing songs off their 19th studio album and most recent release, “Return To Forever.”
Founded in Hannover, West Germany, in 1965, Scorpions were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970s with “Lonesome Crow,” their debut album released in 1972. The band rose to arena status with seminal releases “Lovedrive,” “Virgin Killer” and “Animal Magnetism.” In the ’80s, Scorpions amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers from “Love at First Sting” and “Blackout,” including multiple Top 10 singles "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "No One Like You," as well a string of successful singles such as "Send Me an Angel," "Still Loving You" and "Wind of Change."
The band was ranked No. 46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and their hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane" also landed as No. 18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. In 2015, Scorpions released their 19th studio album. “Return To Forever” was released the same year the band celebrated its 50th anniversary. Celebrated across the globe, the iconic rock act has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and have received multiple honors including World Music Award winners, a postage stamp in Brazil, a star on Hollywood Rock Walk and Echo honors. Most recently, they were honored with the Lower Saxon State Award.