Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs said the band regrets announcing their “farewell” tour back in 2010, explaining to AZ Central:
“It was all influenced a bit by the manager we had at the time.[metalwani_content_ad]
“We were asking each other, while traveling a couple weeks into the tour, ‘Who had the idea?’ And we found out nobody in the band had the idea.
“I was thinking, ‘OK, my colleagues are a bit older than I am, seven to eight years.’ But I was asking and [they all said], ‘No, not me.’
“We found out it was more pushed by the manager.
“We thought, rationally, it might be a good idea to say ‘bye bye’ while we were still in the best shape, leave the scene with the best impression and be remembered as a band that runs around like crazy.
“But seven years later, that still goes as well. We still run around like crazy. And we don’t look that much different.[metalwani_content_ad]
“So we postponed the end of everything and now we don’t know. We learned also that there is no point in saying, ‘This is the very last concert!'”
Asked if this means that “you won’t have another farewell tour,” Jabs replied:
“No. No. That’s kind of stupid to announce it.
“And a lot of bands have done it. Finally… the First Farewell Tour, that’s how Phil Collins called one of his farewell tours.
“It’s getting a bit ridiculous when you say it and don’t do it, so we won’t do it again.”