Green Day has announced that they will not be stopping in Russia for their tour after the country went to war with Ukraine. The band added that ‘this moment is not about rock concerts’.
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Green Day canceled their tour date to Russia amid the country’s attack on Ukraine.
The band shared the update on social media and said, “this moment is not about rock concerts in the stadium” before announcing the change to their tour.
They wrote: “With heavy hearts, in light of the current situation, we feel the need to cancel our upcoming Moscow concert at Spartak Stadium. We know that this moment is not about shows. rock music in the stadium, it’s so much bigger than that.”
“But we also know that rock and roll music is forever, and we feel confident that there will be a time and place for us to return in the future. Refunds are possible at time of purchase. Be safe.”
The band is one of a number of famous faces who have spoken out about the violence in Ukraine.
Stevie Nicks said: “This is Hitler’s return to haunt us. On one evening, so far, an entire sovereign nation has been completely invaded.”
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Stephen King said last week: “What most of us learn as kids on the playground: You don’t stand by while a big kid beats a small kid.”
Cardi B wrote: “Congratulations to the leaders of this world [would] stop stumbling over power and really think about who is really affected (citizens) besides having the whole world in crisis. War, sanctions, invasions should be the last thing these leaders should worry about.”
“You can get a punch or two that stops the big kid, but it’s the right thing to do.”
Their announcement comes after the Screen Actors Guild Awards were branded “tone deaf” for taking place during the outbreak of war.
Lady Gaga, who was nominated for her role in House of Gucci, defended the ceremony.
“My real wish tonight is that for two hours, myself and my actors at @sagawards will make the public smile,”
“I’m honored to be there, it’s a privilege to be an artist. There are so many reasons the world gives us NOT to smile all the time,” Gaga continued.
“Tonight I am praying for Ukraine and sending smiles to all of your hearts, I pray for peace soon.”
One fan said at the ceremony on Twitter: “Hollywood should have skipped the SAG award and held a fundraiser for Ukraine instead,” suggested one person.
“Instead of flaunting themselves, the SAG Awards Ceremony should be canceled to show solidarity and support for Ukraine,” another said.
“How many sleeping bags and other supplies can be bought for refugees from Ukraine for the cost of one of the dresses or suits worn to the SAG awards ceremony? The prize doesn’t matter,” one said another user.
According to reports, 352 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed since Russia launched a large-scale attack on the country last week.
More than 500,000 civilian refugees have fled to neighboring countries such as Poland and Germany.
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