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Peter Gabriel Cancels Kiev Concert Over Security Concerns

Peter Gabriel has canceled his show, scheduled to be held in Kiev on May 10, over security concerns against the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine.

"Due to the on-going unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed during the planned visit to the country and this has presented us with significant logistical difficulties that we have been unable to resolve," read a statement on Gabriel's official web site.

"Any delays or damage as result of the situation in Ukraine would not be insured and would also potentially jeopardize future shows on the tour, something which we feel we also have to consider," it continued.

According to the statement, there are hopes that the situation will resolved "in a positive and peaceful fashion" and the singer would still be able to perform in Ukraine "in the not-too-distant future."

Those who have bought tickets for the show are to be refunded and they are also going to receive a DVD of Gabriel's "Back to Front" tour.

Several other international acts have canceled their Ukrainian or Russian shows over the last few months due to the turmoil in Ukraine and strained relations between Russia and the country.

© Hollywoodreporter, by Vladmir Kozlov
Last modified onFriday, 16 May 2014 14:41

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