“We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s so much bigger than that."
Green Day have axed their upcoming concert in Moscow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Posting to Instagram, the US rockers stated that “with heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium”.
“We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s so much bigger than that,” they said.
“But we also know that rock and roll is forever and we feel confident there will be a time and a place for us to return in the future. Refunds available at the point of purchase. Stay safe.”
Pop act AJR have also axed their upcoming show in Russia, while others including Disclosure, Bring Me The Horizon, Yungblud, Judas Priest and more have dates confirmed but have yet to comment on the situation.
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Across the weekend it was revealed that Russia has been banned from Eurovision after the invasion of Ukraine.
After earlier stating that the competition would welcome Russia due to its 'non-political' nature, organisers acted to ban the country from this year's event to avoid bringing the event into 'disrepute'.