The National Perform At The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

Yesterday on their Facebook page the National released a statement saying they have cancelled their tour dates for Russia and Ukraine due to “the ongoing political crisis” in the region. Shows were scheduled for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Refunds will be given at points of purchase, and for now there is no news as to whether these shows will be rescheduled or if the band will add dates in different locations to make up for them. You can read the full statement below.

Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.

[Photo by Greetsia Tent/WireImage.]

Comments (2)
  1. Those poor people in the Ukraine are going through enough. Listening to The National would just be adding insult to injury, at this point. Can we send them to Guantanamo instead?

  2. Must suck for their Russian fans. The National play shows in the USA, who also can’t seem to resolve current instabilities in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. I don’t follow their logic. OWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!

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