IRON MAIDEN has canceled its previously announced shows in Russia and Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
British heavy metal legends wrote in a statement, which is issued earlier today: “We are very sorry to announce that due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the promoters have cancelled the two IRON MAIDEN shows scheduled for May 29th in Kyiv and June 1st in Moscow on the 2022 Legacy Of The Beast World Tour.
“Ticket-holders for both shows will be informed by the respective promoters on refunds at the appropriate time.
“Our priority is, and will always be, the safety of our fans.”
In related news, SLIPKNOT has also announced that they will be postponing their previously announced shows in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week.
The band released the following statement via social media: “Unfortunately we will be postponing our Kyiv, Moscow, and Minsk performances. New dates will be forthcoming.
“We had looked forward to reuniting with our fans in these incredible cities, coming back together after global lockdown. But we take this step in support of our community and in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, for whom the struggle continues, in a new and more terrible form. We also acknowledge that our Russian and Belarusian fans are overwhelmingly united with the Ukrainians in their fight for peace.