Baroness Cancel Belgium Show After Brussels Terrorist Attack
Much like what happened last fall when terrorists attacked Paris, the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 31 people at Brussels’ airport and train station has affected travel around the Belgium city. One of the bands on tour in Europe right now is Baroness and they’ve canceled their show in Brussels, making alternate arrangements to perform in The Netherlands instead.
The band initially issued a statement via Facebook alerting fans to their status after the terrorist attacks were reported. At that point, the band decided that they were going to attempt to play elsewhere. Their commentary can be read below:
The band later issued a statement via their Instagram account, expressing their concern for the people of Brussels and Belgium and urging them that even though they are playing elsewhere tonight, they don’t encourage fans to tour to the show in any unsafe manner. That being said, they will accept any valid tickets for the Brussels show for their gig at Poppodium Volt. Check out their post in full below:
We are very sorry to have had the BRUSSELS show cancelled. Obviously, this was far beyond our control. We hope those of you in Brussels and Belgium are safe and unharmed. In light of the bombings and show cancellation, we have managed to organize a show in The Netherlands at Poppodium Volt. We do not encourage anyone to travel to this show in any UNSAFE way, so please be mindful with the following info: WE WILL BE ACCEPTING ALL VALID TICKETS FOR THE BRUSSELS SHOW TONIGHT , for those of you who may have a way to attend the concert in Sittard, NL. Additionally, if the conditions aren’t right for you (and we understand that this is the majority of you), refunds will be given on all tickets through the venue/promoter/ticket-service. We will “make it” to Brussels in the future, and we’ll do our best to make up for the lost time. We don’t know exactly when it will be, but we’ve never permanently cancelled a show. Until then, we’d like to extend our thoughts and sympathy to any and all involved in the attacks today. This is horrifying to witness from so close a vantage point, and we ask you not to respond in any hateful or intolerant way to this post, or this situation.
Baroness will continue to tour and they’re next scheduled to perform at the Tivoli De Helling in Utrecht, Netherlands on Wednesday night (March 23). See the remaining dates on their current tour here.