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Sonisphere Festival 2012 heavily rumoured to be cancelled

March 28th, 2012

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The word on the internet grapevine is that Sonisphere Festival 2012 has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Yes, this sucks. We love Sonisphere a lot and we love it in the present tense.

We’ve had a few confirmations from people linked to the festival but there’s no official word from the festival promoters, Kilimanjaro as of yet. We understand that an official statement will be made tomorrow, so hold tight.

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Black Sabbath cancel ALL European dates EXCEPT Download Festival 2012.

February 17th, 2012

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You’ve read the title? Right. That’s the gist of the story. Black Sabbath will no longer be performing any of their previously announced European tour dates, with the exception of Download Festival 2012. In place of the majority of the cancelled shows, an ‘Ozzy & Friends’ gathering (including Geezer Butler, Zakk Wylde, Slash, and other, as-yet-unnanounced special guests) will fill in Black Sabbath’s place. Click after the jump to read Black Sabbath’s statement on this situation in full.

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The Ghost Of A Thousand forced to pull-out of Download Festival

June 11th, 2009

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news. Due to an unforseen and urgent family matter, The Ghost OF A Thousand have been forced to cancel their headlining slot on the Redbull Bedroom Jam Stage on the Saturday night of this year’s Download Festival. And to make matters even more depressing, if you were hoping of catching the Brighton five-piece at the Alexisonfire show at The Borderline in London tonight, then you’re also in for some diasppointment – the band have had to cancel their support slot there too.

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Bullet For My Valentine blow out Hammerfest for Sonisphere

February 25th, 2009

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Well, it appears that our reports from earlier this week that Bullet For My Valentine are to join the ever-swelling Sonisphere bill has been confirmed in an official announcement from the festival organisers – however, it also seems that anyone heading to Prestatyn next month hoping to catch the Welsh four-piece are about to get a serious dose of disappointment. BFMV have blown out their headline spot inaugural Hammerfest in order to join Metallica at Knebworth.

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In Flames cancel UK & Ireland tourdates

February 18th, 2009

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Swedish metal gurus In Flames have been forced to cancel their upcoming April/May tourdates for the UK and Ireland with Cancer Bats.

UPDATE! Cancer Bats are still intending on coming over here and playing some shows though. We’re guessing it’s because their flights are booked and their lives have been put on hold, they may as well get over here and cause some carnage!

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Slipknot cancel Israel show

October 29th, 2008

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Israeli metal website, Metalist and Jewish pop culture site Jewtastic have reported that Slipknot have cancellled their forthcoming show at Hangar No 1 at the Fair, Trade and Convention Center in Tel Aviv on 02 November 2008 due to “personal and family conflicts”.

Slipknot are due to undertake a UK tour in December, including three nights at London Hammersmith Apollo. Fingers crossed the shows will go on.

Slipknot December tourdates
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London Hammersmith Apollo
02 London Hammersmith Apollo
03 London Hammersmith Apollo
05 Cardiff International Arena
07 Birmingham NIA
08 Glasgow SECC
09 Manchester MEN Arena
11 Newcastle Metro Arena
12 Sheffield Arena

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