Recently SCORPIONS‘ drummer James Kottak was arrested in Dubai and will spend a month in jail after he was convicted on Tuesday morning of insulting Islam, flashing his middle finger at Muslim passengers at an airport and consuming alcohol.

Regarding the SCORPIONS Drummer James Kottak‘s attest in Dubai, today the band has issued a short statement on their Official Facebook Page:

Dear fans,
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