Scorpions Cancel Concert in Australia Following 'Medical Emergency'


Scorpions performs at the Main Stage of Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Oct. 4, 2019. 

Scorpions and Whitesnake canceled their double-header concert Monday (Feb. 24) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and rescheduled a Sydney date due to a medical emergency.

The veteran heavy metal bands were scheduled to play three dates on their east coast tour of Australia.

After completing a show Feb. 19 at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena, however, tour promoter Live Nation announced a medical emergency within the Scorpions camp would see the Sydney date (Feb. 22) postponed and the Brisbane show scrapped.

In a social media post on the weekend, Scorpions frontman and co-founder Klaus Meine shared a picture from a Melbourne hospital after he underwent kidney stone surgery. "It was a very painful attack," he explained. "I'm in the best hands, but I doubt I'll be back on my feet until early next week," he continues.  

Today, LN announced Scorpions' Sydney show would be rescheduled for Wednesday (Feb. 26) at Qudos Bank Arena.

It's not the first time Scorpions scrapped a Sydney show due to health issues.

In November 2018, while touring with Def Leppard, the German rockers nixed a concert at ICC Sydney Theatre after Meine lost his voice.