CANNIBAL CORPSE recently completed their tour of Russia, a place they have played previously played many times with no issues. Unfortunately, as many Russian fans are already aware, this tour did not go as planned. CANNIBAL CORPSE has released a statement, which can be read below.
A message to our Russian fans:
“As you all are certainly aware by now, our concerts in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were cancelled. We were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to. In Ufa the power was turned off shortly before the show (we were told because the venue was late on rent), and in Moscow and St. Petersburg we were told that we did not have the correct visas and that if we attempted to perform the concert would be stopped by police and we would be detained and deported (prior to the tour we had been told that we did have the correct visas and that all of our paperwork was in order).
Our show in Nizhny Novgorod also had problems. In that city we performed half of our set before being stopped by police. We were told the police needed to search the venue for drugs and that the show had to be terminated.
These are the reasons for the cancellations as far as we have been told.
On the brighter side, we had a fantastic time performing in Krasnodar, Samara, Chelyabinsk, and Yekaterinburg. We were able to play our full set in all four of those cities.
We came to Russia excited and prepared to play all of the scheduled concerts, and we apologize that we were not able to do so. It was beyond our control. We are extremely disappointed. We have played in Russia many times and we love our Russian fans. Hopefully someday the situation for us in Russia will be different and we will be able to return.”
Photos: police raid photo from Nizhny Novgorod, paddy wagon in St. Petersburg
CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s European tour with Revocation and Aeon continues tomorrow in Sweden. The dates are below, as well as on the newly re-launched cannibalcorpse.net.
17/10/14 SE – Stockholm – Debaser Strand
18/10/14 NO – Oslo – Vulkan Arena
19/10/14 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
21/10/14 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
22/10/14 DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
23/10/14 FR – Lyon – Ninksi Kao
24/10/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
25/10/14 ES – Madrid – Arena
27/10/14 FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini
28/10/14 FR – Paris – Trabendo
29/10/14 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
30/10/14 BE – Antwerp – Trix
31/10/14 UK – London – Forum
01/11/14 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival (only CANNIBAL CORPSE)
02/11/14 FR – Lille – Splendid
04/11/14 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
05/11/14 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
06/11/14 DE – Osnabrück – Rosenhof
07/11/14 DE – Hamburg – Klubsen
08/11/14 DK – Aalborg – Metal Festival
09/11/14 DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio
11/11/14 DE – Berlin – C-Club
12/11/14 CZ – Prague – Club Roxy
13/11/14 DE – München – Backstage
14/11/14 DE – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
15/11/14 CZ – Brno – Fleda
16/11/14 PL – Cracow – Fabryka
17/11/14 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/14 AT – Graz – Explosiv
20/11/14 HU – Budapest – Club 202
21/11/14 SK – Banska Bystrica – Urban Spot
22/11/14 AT – Wien – Szene
23/11/14 SI – Nova Gorica – Mostovna Club
25/11/14 IT – Treviso – New Age
26/11/14 IT – Milan – Alcatrazz
27/11/14 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
28/11/14 CH – Pratteln – Z7
29/11/14 DE – Bochum- Matrix
30/11/14 NL – Dordrecht – Bibelot