The unrest in Ukraine isn’t just a major international story, it’s also impacting tour plans for major rock acts like Korn. The band announced they’ve postponed their scheduled show in Kiev Friday because of the growing tensions in that country. Currently they’re on tour in Russia with a stop in Moscow today. Posted to the band’s website, a statement says that the US State Department has issued a travel advisory warning against any non-essential travel to Kiev and that the band and the promoter decided to postpone the show to a later date. When will that be? Not sure. There have been clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Western supporters for months and things don’t seem to be calming down. Korn has concerts through Russia up to May 28th. After that they’ll head to Rockfest 2014 in Kansas City at the end of May and then up to Canada for a festival at the end of June before launching as the headliner of the Mayhem Festival July 5th.
Butler offers reward for cat killer
Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler has a soft spot for felines. He was so disturbed by a story about a cat killer that he’s offering up a $1,000 reward. But then again, anyone who hears this story should cringe … if not, you are either a sociopath or don’t have a soul … or both. In Yonkers, New York, someone has killed more than two dozen cats and hung them in bags in a wooded area. Butler is a longtime animal right’s activist and his $1,000 reward is being added to the $25,000 reward officials have offered up for information leading to the arrest of the sicko. Now, I’m wondering where Geezer was when Ozzy bit that bat’s head off years ago …
Riot Fest announced
Riot Fest has been announced and there’s a lineup for Chicago’s shows September 12 through the 14th. Among the dozens and dozens of acts:Andrew W. K., GWAR, Clutch, Mudhoney, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Of Mice & Men, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, The Used, international acts Die Antwoord and Russian Punk band Pussy Riot, The Offspring, Slayer, Weezer, Rise Against and Jane’s Addiction … just to name a few. Tickets for that festival, which includes a carnival, are on sale now at RiotFest.org.
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