More artists are continuing to cancel shows in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, including Iggy Pop and Bring Me the Horizon.
The Godfather of Punk is pulling out of his headlining set at Moscow’s upcoming Park Live festival, set to take place in July. In a tweet, Pop says, “Our thoughts are with the Ukrainians and all the brave people who oppose this violence and seek peace.”
Horizon, meanwhile, is scrapping the band’s scheduled Russia tour, set to kick off in April. They’re also canceling shows in Ukraine and neighboring Belarus.
“In solidarity with Ukraine and to stand against the atrocities being committed by Russian leadership, we must cancel our forthcoming dates in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine,” Oli Sykes and company write in a statement.
The U.K. rockers add that “Ukraine is an incredibly special place” to them, and that they “acknowledge that the atrocities being committed by Russian leadership [do] not reflect the ideals or beliefs of the incredible people we’ve met there.”
The statement concludes “We will be using our platform and voice to do what we can to support Ukraine in these incredibly difficult times.”
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