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Slayer & Anthrax Christchurch Show Canceled In The Wake Of Mosque Shootings

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Slayer's March 17 show in Christchurch, New Zealand has been called off in the wake of this past Friday's mosque shootings in the city which killed 50 people and left 50 others injured. The show would have taken place just one kilometer away from the mosque.

The decision to cancel the concert at Horncastle Arena was announced by Tim Scandrett, the board chairman of the venue owner VBase in a Facebook post.

Explains Scandrett:

"We understand fans may be disappointed. However, we feel that it is in the best interest for the safety and well-being of the public after the tragic events which unfolded across our city 24 hours ago".

Adds booking agency Storm The Gates: "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."

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