Scorpions Reschedule Farewell Gig in Sofia for October 25

Lifestyle | October 11, 2010, Monday // 19:15
Bulgaria: Scorpions Reschedule Farewell Gig in Sofia for October 25 German band Scorpions singer Klaus Meine, poses during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, on 15 September 2010 EPA/BGNES

Legendary rock band the Scorpions have set October 25 as the new date for their concert in Sofia previously scheduled for last Saturday.

The Saturday date was cancelled because of a serious illness of singer Klaus Meine that had prevented the band from playing a prior date in Athens.

The concert of the German rock legends is part of their farewell "Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour".

After releasing the critically-acclaimed "Sting in the Tail" album earlier in 2010, the Scorpions decided to call it quits in top shape after a 45-year spanning career.

The farewell tour kicked off in March in Prague and then went on to Europe, the USA and Latin America, before returning to Europe for the fall. The tour is set to continue beyond 2011.

Besides writing seminal pages in the history of rock and heavy metal, the Scorpions have had a special relationship with Eastern Europe, with their song "Wind of Change" (1990) immortalizing the fall of communism. They are the second Western rock band ever to have ever played in the Soviet Union, with a 1988 show in Leningrad.

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