Though an official announcement has yet to be made, it would appear that Ukrainian metalcore band Jinjer have given up their coveted slot on this spring’s Knotfest Roadshow tour. They were booked to head out in the U.S. with Slipknot and In This Moment on that run from March 16th through to April 17th later this year.
A newly published story over at BBC suggests the group, who hail from Donetsk, Ukraine, have cancelled their touring plans in order to focus on relief efforts in their home country. That piece interviewed several Ukrainian musicians, speaking on their their struggles and efforts in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Included in that piece is the line:
Rock band Jinjer were due to tour the US in March, but have now put all music on hold.BBC
The band’s bassist Eugene Abdukhanov was interviewed for the article and is described as having ‘abandoned his day job.’ Instead, he is focusing on establishing a charity to help assist the military and civilians impacted by the current conflict. It mentions he also intends to help run a shelter that will provide basic necessities for those displaced by the war.
This past weekend Abdukhanov posted the below message from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, calling for support for his country and condemnation of Russia’s actions: