As Putin invades Ukraine, there are a handful of big-name bands and musicians scheduled to carry out in Mom Russia … and never a complete lot of solutions on whether or not they’ll proceed.
A very good handful of artists have already introduced they’re nixing any additional live shows in Ukraine and Russia — together with Think about Dragons, Inexperienced Day and Louis Tomlinson … most of whom did so out of protest, or simply sheer security for his or her followers.
And but … there are much more set to take the stage in cities like St. Petersburg or Moscow — together with acts like Eric Clapton, Judas Priest, Bjork, Korn, Slipknot, Gorillaz and 5 Finger Demise Punch.
All these bands have exhibits booked between Could and July — be it one-off solo exhibits, 2 or 3 exhibits, and even as half of a bigger organized occasion. We reached out to all of them … solely to listen to again from Korn, who informed us they’d no touch upon their plans.
For everybody else … the jury’s nonetheless out on what they will do.
The Killers — who had been going to play the Park Reside Pageant together with a handful of the above-mentioned bands — simply informed us Monday they’re refusing to play in Russia … so it could appear a few of these musicians are extra decisive on the difficulty than others.
In all equity, it is attainable there are people who’re ready to see how issues shake out over the subsequent few weeks — maybe in hopes that this factor will get resolved earlier than their gigs.