Peter Gabriel Cancels Saturday’s Show In Ukraine

Peter Gabriel won’t be taking the stage this weekend in the Ukraine. The former Genesis vocalist posted an announcement on his website blaming the cancellation on the ongoing unrest in the country.

Gabriel was supposed to bring his “Back to Front” tour to Kiev’s National Palace Ukraine May 10.

“Due to the ongoing unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed during the planned visit to the country and this has presented us with significant logistical difficulties that we have been unable to resolve,” Gabriel says.

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“Any delays or damage as result of the situation in Ukraine would not be insured and would also potentially jeopardise future shows on the tour, something which we feel we also have to consider.

“It was due to our desire to do everything possible in order to make the show happen that the decision to cancel the show is now being made at such late notice. It is our sincere hope that the situation is resolved in a positive and peaceful fashion and we can return to the Ukraine in the not-too-distant future.”

Ticketholders should check the promoter’s website for details on receiving a refund. To make it up to fans, Gabriel adds that he’s working with his partners and promoters to try and give ticketholders a DVD of the “Back to Front” tour.

The Back to Front tour featuring the touring band from Gabriel’s So album performing the 1986 release in its entirety, as well as tracks from throughout his career.

The next stop on the tour is Lodz, Poland, May 12.

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