BRING ME THE HORIZON have canceled their upcoming shows in Russia following the military invasion of Ukraine last week.
The band were scheduled play nine shows throughout Russia next month, as well as gigs in Kyiv and Minsk.
Earlier today, BRING ME THE HORIZON released the following statement via their social media: “In solidarity with Ukraine and to stand against the atrocities being committed by Russian leadership, we must cancel our forthcoming dates in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
“Ukraine is an incredibly special place for us, we have toured & made numerous music videos there, making lots of strong bonds & lifelong friendships, we are in awe of the bravery demonstrated right now by the Ukrainian people, & we pray for a return to peace as soon as possible.
“Russia we also want to acknowledge that the atrocities being committed by Russian leadership does not reflect the ideals or beliefs of the incredible people we have met there.
“We will be using our platform and voice to what we can to support Ukraine in these incredibly difficult times.”
BRING ME THE HORIZON are just one of numerous musical acts as of late who have chosen to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by canceling their performances in the country.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) March 1, 2022