Reunion tours seem to be becoming a trend in the music world.
Recently in a brand new interview with “The Rick Lewis Show”, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine assured fans that there is no more talk of retirement.
Here’s what he said:
“We don’t wanna know about ‘farewell’ anymore.”
“No more farewell tours — that’s it. I don’t know. Back then, it might have been the wrong decision, but somebody had the feeling, ‘This is it. And this should be a farewell tour.’ But three years [into] this farewell tour, we realized there’s a whole new generation [of SCORPIONS fans]. We had an offer to make an MTV unplugged album. And there were tons of good reasons just to stay and to keep going. And thanks we did. It was a good decision to just hang in there and keep going.
“Last year, just a couple of months ago, in October, we played Rock In Rio [festival] in front of over a hundred thousand Brazilian crazy fans, and then you go out there and realize, ‘Wow! There’s still so much gas in the tank.”
“And we enjoy it way too much. And it would have been totally the wrong decision to stop and give it all up — give up what is a very unique history, considering we’re a European, we’re a German band; there are not too many of them around in the world. And it’s a good thing we’re still out there. But growing older, of course, I’m realistic enough to know this will not go on forever, and who knows what’s waiting around the next corner? But right now, we all feel good, we’re healthy, we’re strong. We have a new drummer in the band, Mikkey Dee, who came from MOTÖRHEAD, who kicks our butt and brings a lot of new energy. And it’s a lot of fun. And we enjoy every day being out there. And it’s a privilege — it’s a huge privilege — to play in front of three generations and that we still can do this on this high level.”