Scorpions & Whitesnake Spark Arena concert has been CANCELLED

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The Scorpions and Whitesnake show due to take place at Auckland's Spark Arena on Thursday has been cancelled.

According to the show's promoter, this was due to "a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party" and "insurmountable logistical issues".

Scorpions, a German rock band, and English hard rock band Whitesnake were due to play on this Thursday, February 27, at Auckland's Spark Arena.

Last week, Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine revealed he was forced to undergo surgery after a "painful attack" of kidney stones in Australia.

Tickets booked online or over the phone with a credit card, will be refunded automatically. Tickets purchased from a Ticketmaster outlet will need to be returned to that outlet with the tickets and credit card or photo ID used to make the booking.

"I always want to be able to give 100 percent and I'm afraid that, right now, I'm not able to do that," he said in a statement afterwards.

"I am grateful for the love and loyalty I have been shown by all of you and I can't wait to return in January next year to perform my final New Zealand shows."