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Annihilator Continuing Tour After Venue Fire

Canadian thrash act Annihilator escaped a fire on Wednesday night, shortly after playing to a packed house in Nottingham, England while on a European headlining tour. The band had to cancel the show on November 19th in Birmingham due the fire. Earache Records issued the following statement about the situation:

"Annihilator were packing up their gear from the Rescue Rooms venue in Nottingham city centre at around 1:00am when a large fire broke out next door. 1,400 people were evacuated from the venue as well as others from surrounding buildings. No one was injured in the incident.

"Emergency services were called to the scene and were still putting the fire out on Thursday afternoon, causing significant disruption to the city's transport services. Some of Annihlator's equipment was still in the venue at the time of the fire and the band and its crew were unable to retrieve it until Thursday. View photos of the fire at: this location and here. Annhilator have now retrieved their equipment and are able to continue with their tour."

The band still has the following upcoming live shows:

11/18 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
11/20 - London, UK - Islington Academy
11/24 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
11/25 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205 Club

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1. coldiem writes:

And the name of the venue they were playing at was called "Rescue Rooms," which happened to be next door to the place that caught fire? Hmmm.... :P

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2. MetalMattUK writes:

Im gutted was going to see them tonight in Birmingham but they have cancelled the gig never seen them live before so hopefully they will be in Birmingham again

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3. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

THEY SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

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4. MetalMattUK writes:

What i cant understand is the fact they cancel Birmingham but still play in London what gives?

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