German rock band The Scorpions have announced that the will be returning to the US for five shows this summer after abruptly cancelling five concerts last fall.
Lead singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with a severe case of laryngitis following a LA show in October 2017 and according to a statement released by the band he had been “advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice,” and that if he continued “he could risk permanent vocal damage.”
Lucky for fans Meine has recovered and the band has scheduled five shows with opening act Queensryche to make up for the cancelled dates. Their first concert will be at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Area in Stateline,NV on August 31st, followed by shows in Irvine, CA on September 2nd, San Antonio, TX on September 7th, Fort Lauderdale, FL on September 12th and Tampa, FL on September 14th.
This US stint is an extension of their world-wide Crazy World tour, named after their hit 1991 album. “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,” explained Meine. “Now, 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. 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 there.”
Tickets are on sale now – check out The Scorpions website for more info.