As reported on the SCORPIONS Facebook page, on April 30th, 2014:
When James Kottak arrived in Dubai at 3. april, he ran into problems at immigrations and got busted. Whatever happened is totally out of our control and we don’t know any details about it at this point. For the concerts in germany Johan Franzon, a swedish drummer, will take James seat. Please understand, we keep you posted, SCORPIONS.
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