На концерте в Нижнем Новгороде были свои проблемы. Мы сыграли половину концерта, после чего были прерваны полицией, которая начала искать наркотики среди зрителей.
Таковы причины отмены концертов, как нам сказали.
С другой стороны, мы были рады выступить в Краснодаре, Самаре, Челябинске и Екатеринбурге. Там у нас была возможность отыграть весь сет.
Мы приехали в Россию с огромным желанием выступать и были готовы отыграть все запланированные концерты. Мы приносим свои извинения за то, что это не произошло. Это вышло из-под нашего контроля. Мы очень разочарованы. Мы много раз играли в России и очень любим наших российских фанатов. Надеемся, однажды отношение к нам в России изменится, и мы сможем вернуться
“As you all are certainly aware by now, our concerts in Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were cancelled.
We were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to.
In Ufa the power was turned off shortly before the show (we were told because the venue was late on rent), and in Moscow and St. Petersburg we were told that we did not have the correct visas and that if we attempted to perform the concert would be stopped by police and we would be detained and deported (prior to the tour we had been told that we did have the correct visas and that all of our paperwork was in order).
“Our show in Nizhny Novgorod also had problems. In that city we performed half of our set before being stopped by police. We were told the police needed to search the venue for drugs and that the show had to be terminated.
“These are the reasons for the cancellations as far as we have been told.
“On the brighter side, we had a fantastic time performing in Krasnodar, Samara, Chelyabinsk, and Yekaterinburg. We were able to play our full set in all four of those cities.
“We came to Russia excited and prepared to play all of the scheduled concerts, and we apologize that we were not able to do so. It was beyond our control. We are extremely disappointed. We have played in
Russia many times and we love our Russian fans. Hopefully someday the situation for us in Russia will be different and we will be able to return.”