Green Day will not be coming to Moscow for a concert this summer in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
rock band Advertise on Instagram A show scheduled for May 29 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow has been canceled, less than a week after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine.
“It is with heavy hearts that, in light of the current events, we feel it necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at the Spartak Stadium,” the band said. “We know this moment isn’t about rock and roll, it’s so much bigger. But we also know rock ‘n’ roll is forever and we feel confident that there will be a time and place to come back in the future. Refunds are available on purchase. Stay safe.” ”
The move comes after Russian rapper Oxxxymiron announced that he will cancel several concerts in Moscow and Saint Petersburg due to the invasion, which world leaders have widely condemned. The six bids are sold out, according to pitchfork.
“I know that most people in Russia are against this war, and I am sure that the more people speak of their true position on it, the sooner we will be able to stop this horror.” Oxxxymiron . said. “I cannot entertain you when Russian missiles fall on Ukraine – when the people of Kyiv have to hide in basements and in the subway, while people are dying.”
Eurovision Song Contest Also announced last week Russia will be barred from participating in 2022 due to the invasion, because allowing the country to do so “would discredit the competition.”