Slayer and Anthrax’s March 17 show in Christchurch ended up getting cancelled due to the horrific mosque shootings that left 50 people dead and 50 others injured. The concert was supposed to be Slayer’s final New Zealand show.
The following statement was issued:
SLAYER AND ANTHRAX CHRISTCHURCH SHOW CANCELLED.
Following advice from the Police and Christchurch City Council, Vbase has made the decision to cancel the Slayer concert which was due to take place at Horncastle Arena on Sunday 17 March.
“On behalf of Vbase our heartfelt deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected by the recent tragedy.”
“The advice we have received is too compelling to ignore and we have made this decision in conjunction with the Police and Christchurch City Council. We understand fans may be disappointed, however, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and wellbeing of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago.” Tim Scandrett Vbase Board Chairperson
Storm The Gates Directors add “Whilst we want music to be a positive impact on any city, the recent events are incomprehensible, and right now we stand together with Christchurch, and send our deepest sympathies to those affected.”
Tickets will be refunded to the cards that were used to purchase.
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