As Russia declares war on Ukraine, it has been announced that Ukrainian metalcore band Jinjer will be pulling out of the Knotfest Roadshow 2022 tour to focus on the safety of their families in their home country of Ukraine. , according to Blabbermouth. The group will be replaced by Wage War.
On February 24, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine and at least 1.5 million Ukrainians fled the country to seek refuge. People around the world have consistently expressed their support for Ukraine and stand in solidarity with Ukrainians throughout this extremely upsetting situation.
This is not the first time that Jinjer has had to abandon a tour due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On March 3, the band announced the cancellation of their US tour. As unfortunate as Jinjer had to pull out of the tour, the circumstances surrounding their decision are even more unfortunate.
The 2022 Knotfest Roadshow tour, created in 2012 by American heavy metal band Slipknot, will begin on March 16. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will take place over two legs, both headlined by Slipknot. Special guests for the first leg will include alternative metal band In This Moment and metalcore band Wage War, who will replace Jinjer on the tour. The tour will conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on April 17. Special guests for stage two will include hip-hop group Cypress Hill and HO99O9. It will kick off on May 18 in University Park, Pennsylvania and end on June 18 in Chula Vista, California.