HEALTH, The Killers, Louis Tomlinson Cancel Russian Concerts

    HEALTH, The Killers, and Louis Tomlinson are among the latest artists to cancel their upcoming Russian shows over the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

    HEALTH, who were set to perform in Russia on April 29 at St. Petersburg’s Mod Club and April 30 at Moscow’s Aglomerat, wrote on social media: “Though we do not wish to penalize our fans for governmental decisions that are beyond their control, given the current state of affairs we will no longer be performing our previously scheduled shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Our thoughts go out to the people of Ukraine.”

    The Killers confirmed to TMZ that they have canceled their scheduled performance at Moscow’s Park Live Festival in July. They’re the first act to pull out of the festival, whose lineup also includes My Chemical Romance, Sum 41, Gorillaz, Deftones, Iggy Pop, and others.

    “Due to the recent events in Ukraine, I have to sadly announce that my tour shows in Moscow and Kyiv are cancelled until further notice,” Louis Tomlinson wrote in a statement. “The safety of my fans is my priority and my thoughts go out to the people of Ukraine and all those suffering from this needless war.”

    Earlier this week, Green Day also announced they had canceled their upcoming concert at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium, writing: “We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it’s so much bigger than that. 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.”

    Other artists who have pulled out of their upcoming concerts in Russia include Yungblood, AJR, Russian rapper Oxxxymiron, OneRepublic, Disclosure, Iron Maiden, and Imagine Dragons.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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