Scorpions forced to cancel performance at Def Leppard Melbourne show

Replaced by Dallas Crane

Scorpions have shared the unfortunate news that they won’t be able to appear as special guests at Def Leppard’s Melbourne show due to illness.

In a post shared to the band’s Facebook page, vocalist Klaus Meine apologised to fans and cited doctor’s orders to “rest my voice until Sydney.”


“We came a long way to finally ROCK [sic] Australia for the very first time (except for Melbourne ) together with our friends Def Leppard,” wrote Meine. “We have had a fantastic run so far, and it breaks my heart to let you know that I can’t sing tonight at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.


“The Doc has recommended that I rest my Voice until Sydney and I cross my fingers that it all works out.”



Live Nation has announced local rock outfit Dallas Crane as replacements for the show. The support slot on Def Leppard’s tour marks the first time Scorpions have ever embarked on an Australian tour.


Def Leppard 2018 Australian Tour

Friday November 2: Perth Arena, Perth, WA

Sunday November 4: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA

Tuesday November 6: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Thursday November 8: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday November 10: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW


Tickets via Live Nation.


Image via Scorpions.