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Celtic Frost Comment On UK Concert Curfew

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Celtic Frost have released the following statement in regards to an imposed curfew on their UK tour dates:

"While already on the road on the European leg of the "Monotheist" tour, we were informed of strict curfews to our co-headlining shows with Kreator in the UK. These curfews have been imposed locally and are not a stipulation by either Celtic Frost or Kreator. As a matter of fact, we oppose these curfews explicitly, and we have informed both our management and our concert agency accordingly. There is little we can do, however.

Celtic Frost and Kreator and the bands' representatives have spent months trying to assemble an appropriate and exciting touring package of four bands that cover a wide variety of contemporary metal. We loathe the fact that we are now finally back out on the road - in Celtic Frost's case, for the first time in some 17 years - and have to discover that the local booker and promoters in the UK impose curfews so unrealistically strict that it is impossible to put on the regular performances by all four bands on the bill as played everywhere else in Europe. Apparently, some of the UK venues book two events during certain nights, i.e., in this case our tour and another event. This will yield twice the profits for them in one night, but it also means that the first event, namely our tour, will have to clear the venue at an unreasonably early hour, as early as 9:30 or 10:00pm.

There appears to be no proper solution to this situation. Both headliners are categorically unwilling to cancel the performances of either our opening act or special guest, Watain and Legion Of The Damned, in order to play full headlining sets. Just like us, Watain and Legion of the Damned have travelled thousands of miles and gone through great expenses to play all of Europe. The local booker and promoters in the UK are equally unwilling to extend their ludicrous curfews, even for a mere 30 minutes. The alternative, so we are informed, would be a cancelled concert.

Having all four bands play at least a semblance of a set means that the duration of all sets will be severely restricted. In case of Celtic Frost and Kreator, this means sets of 60 minutes, in case of Watain and Legion of the Damned, sets of 20 minutes. This applies to the following shows: Glasgow, Bradford, Wolverhampton, Cardiff, and Nottingham. All bands involved believe that playing a set is better than cancelling any show. That we all are extremely frustrated, if not to say furious, about this situation is obvious."

The tour dates are as follows:

08.03.2007 - GER, Köln
09.03.2007 - BEL, Antwerpen
10.03.2007 - NED, Herhugowaard
11.03.2007 - NED, Tilburg
13.03.2007 - SCO, Glasgow
14.03.2007 - ENG, Bradford
15.03.2007 - ENG, Wolverhampton
16.03.2007 - WAL, Cardiff
17.03.2007 - ENG, Nottingham
18.03.2007 - ENG, London
20.03.2007 - FRA, Paris
21.03.2007 - FRA, Bordeaux
22.03.2007 - ESP, Madrid
23.03.2007 - ESP, Bilbao
24.03.2007 - ESP, Barcelona
26.03.2007 - SUI, Pratteln
27.03.2007 - ITA, Milan
28.03.2007 - GER, Stuttgart
29.03.2007 - GER, Berlin
31.03.2007 - NOR, Oslo
01.04.2007 - SWE, Gothenburg
02.04.2007 - SWE, Malmö
03.04.2007 - SWE, Stockholm
04.04.2007 - FIN, Helsinki
05.04.2007 - GER, Hamburg
19.05.2007 - GRE, Thessaloniki
20.05.2007 - GRE, Athens

Source: MetalStorm

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1. walker writes:

i like pie

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2. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

hey me too!....what flavor of pie you like cake too!?!?! this is a tight tour though i have to admit....wow....kreator and celtic frost tight...cheers....

# Mar 15, 2007 @ 11:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Fortunately this doesn't affect the show I'm going to, which TONIGHT! CELTIC MOTHERf***ING FROST!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND KREATOR!!!! f*** YEAH!!!

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 4:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

Wish i had the cash for a ticket, but unfortunatly i dont.. But, saying that i'll be getting my Type O Negative ticket v. soon.
and i've seen celtic frost once, and i'll see Kreator some other time.
stupid on the curfew though.

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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I haven't seen either before. Were CF good?

# Mar 16, 2007 @ 6:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol I was wrong it did affect the show I went to. It finished at half nine lol

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7. heavy hepp writes:

god damn kreator and celtic frost I bet that is one hell of a show.

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah man it was insane! CF could have done themselves a favour by cutting out some of the slower stuff but were excellent nonetheless, plus we were hangin' out with Mille just before we went in to see CF

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9. SexBloodandMetal writes:

The fvck!?

First off, Celtic Frost and Kreator kick the most serious ass.

Second, the UK promoters suck for this curfew

Azazel hath spoken

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10. ZT writes:

Havn't Kreator and Celtic toured together in the past?

# Mar 17, 2007 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah they did ages ago. I'm drunk again lol

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12. i like walker writes:

i like puppys

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