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THE AGONIST Cancels European Reveals Due To Rising Prices

THE AGONIST Cancels European Reveals Due To Rising Prices


It has been a tough week for European steel followers. Anthrax cancelled their European dates as a result of financials, whereas each the UK’s Dominion Competition and Manorfest had been each cancelled as a result of extremely low ticket gross sales and monetary points.

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Sadly The Agonist is the subsequent in line to can their European performances, as soon as once more due to the rising prices of every little thing. Or as The Agonist places it, “we might stand to lose a harmful sum of money” in the event that they continued on as deliberate.

“We should sadly announce that we can not make any EU summer season exhibits this 12 months. The explanations are a mix of a number of components. You guys in all probability all know by now how costly touring is in the mean time – it’s been a sizzling matter.

“Rising prices are affecting everybody now, from legacy bands to native bands, and we aren’t any exception to that. Sadly, if we went to Europe on our present association, we might stand to lose a harmful sum of money, placing ourselves in monetary jeopardy. We hope you perceive this troublesome alternative.”

Coupled with the continuing difficulty of insane merchandising cuts at exhibits and the prospect of touring seems to be fairly grim today, although merch cuts look like on the forefront of the dialog. Russian Circles lately refused to promote theirs at a Paris venue as a result of cuts, whereas Stray From The Path drummer Craig Reynolds mentioned a related state of affairs to Russian Circles‘ on the O2 Discussion board Kentish City in London that occurred to Igorrr. Then there’s Khemmis, who took the time to clarify that it is not precisely simple for smaller bands to easily insurgent.

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Monuments lately refused to promote merchandise in Greece as a result of insane cuts, whereas our personal Frank Godla penned an editorial about why Gojira is a good instance of a band attempting to maintain their enterprise going in a troublesome touring world. Architects drummer Dan Searle additionally lately posited that possibly bands ought to get a minimize of the venue’s nightly alcohol gross sales to steadiness issues out, whereas Darkish Funeral guitarist Lord Ahriman has outright stated that venues are killing the dwell music trade.

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