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Rock band “My Chemical Romance” cancels concerts in Russia and Ukraine

By IANS

LOS ANGELES: Rock band My Chemical Romance has canceled upcoming concerts in Russia and Ukraine this summer due to the ongoing war.

The ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’ musicians, which have Frank Iero, Ray Toro and brothers Gerard and Mikey Way, were scheduled to perform in both countries this summer, but they confirmed the concerts have been canceled in a brief statement in the middle of the Russian president. Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

They said, “With deep regret, My Chemical Romance is canceling our concerts in Ukraine and Russia in June 2022. We hope to be able to perform for the fans there soon.”

My Chemical Romance are the latest band to cancel shows in the region, as Green Day recently announced that they are dropping plans for a show in Moscow during the conflict. In a statement, Billie Joe Armstrong and co said: “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 rock concerts in stadiums, it is much more important than that. But we also know that rock and roll is eternal and we are convinced that there will be a moment and a place for us to come back to in the future. Be careful.”

The likes of Yungblud and Louis Tomlinson have also pulled the plug on the shows, with the former One Direction star having to cancel gigs in both capitals. He wrote on social media: “Due to recent events in Ukraine, I unfortunately have to announce that my concerts in Moscow and Kyiv are canceled until further notice.

“The safety of my fans is my priority and my thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and all those who are suffering from this unnecessary war.” Meanwhile, Russia has also been banned from this year’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest’.