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Scorpions Not Breaking Up After All

German rockers will continue despite farewell tour

The Scorpions perform at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris.
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June 13, 2012 4:30 PM ET

Despite being on a farewell tour, the Scorpions will not break up, reports AZCentral.com. Though the band announced that their massive tour behind their 2010 album Sting in the Tail would be their last, the German rockers have reconsidered their future.

"We called it the farewell tour thinking – believing – it would be the last time we would play the U.S.A., that wherever we played, that would be the last time," said guitarist Matthias Jabs. "But the tour is still going, due to demand from the audience and promoters."

Jabs revealed the Scorpions will give up "the constant touring, into the studio, out of the studio, back on the road," but confirmed, "The Scorpions will not break up . . . We have so much film material. We will work on something like an anthology, some kind of box set. And nobody has said we'll never hit the stage again, for one show somewhere in the world. Why not?"

Jabs also admitted that the band was approached to perform at the opening ceremonies for the 2014 World Cup, but said it was not confirmed. The Scorpions, who will close out their current world tour in December, follow artists including Cher and KISS in recanting their retirement after farewell tours.

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