Korn has postponed its concert in Kiev, Ukraine on Friday (May 16th) due to the continuing geopolitical unrest in the area, according to Loudwire. A statement issued by the band read, “As the State Department of United States of America has recently issued a travel advisory warning against any non-essential travel to Kiev, both Korn and the promoter have decided it would be in the best interest of the fans that the show scheduled for May 16, 2014 be postponed to a later date. Full ticket refunds will be available immediately from point of purchase. All of Korn’s other dates on their tour of Russia will continue as planned.”
- At press time, Korn’s Thursday night (May 15th) concert in Moscow was going forward as scheduled, with the band also slated to perform in Minsk and other Russian cities from now through May 28th.
- The State Department warning covers several regions of Ukraine due to the possibility of violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups and the presence of Russian military forces in the Crimean Peninsula and on the eastern border of Ukraine.
- Once Korn completes its Russian tour, they’ll play Rockfest 2014 in Kansas City on May 31st before embarking on the Mayhem Festival with co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, beginning on July 5th in San Bernardino, California.
DID YOU KNOW? 30 Seconds To Mars recently played in Kiev despite the unrest there, and acts booked to play upcoming shows include Nine Inch Nails, Soulfly, Aerosmith, Motorhead and Within Temptation.