Judas Priest Cancels

Judas Priest is the latest international act to cancel New Zealand dates, following Mary J. Blige, Timbaland, Christina Aguilera and Nas.

Dainty Consolidated Entertainment said the cancellation, at Auckland’s Vector Arena with Cavalera Conspiracy on September 7, was due to “logistic and freight issues.”

But the Cavalera Conspiracy, fronted by former Sepultura singer Max Cavalera, said on its Web site it was banned from performing because it was “too inflammatory.”