An intimate Scorpions concert to be held before just 250 fans has been canceled because of technical problems. Tickets to the show, to be held Nov. 3 in Berlin, were given away through a special contest.

"After their massive sold-out arena tour in North America, the band will have to play in Rome on November 9 and thereafter in Milano and Paris," the band says via its Facebook page. "Within the short timeframe between Las Vegas, Seattle and Rome, it unfortunately proved impossible to scale down the arena show and technical equipment needed to perform in a small club in such a way that the musical quality would be guaranteed, which is very important to the Scorpions."

The competition winners are not being left empty handed, however. They will be invited to a March 23, 2016 concert in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin "as VIP guests," according to the Facebook post. They will "have an early entry and can experience the final show preparation as well as the band's sound check. This way they can have a very special experience of this concert. The winners will be notified by e-mail within the next few days."

The Scorpions' on-going tour in support of Return to Forever also marks their 50th anniversary. Shows began in May, with concerts set across four continents. Forever and a Day, a documentary about the Scorpions, premiered in select U.S. theaters this week.

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