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Iron Maiden Cancels Japanese Shows Due To Safety Concerns Following Earthquake

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British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they have canceled their planned concerts in Japan this weekend, following the natural disasters which occurred in the country yesterday. A message from Japanese promoter Creativeman reads as follows:

"Following the cancellation of Saturday, March 12 show, Iron Maiden's show scheduled at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday, March 13 is now canceled as well, due to obvious safety concerns towards the audience, the artist, and the venue, caused by the earthquake of Friday, March 11. Your ticket for Sunday, March 13 will be refunded. Please contact Creativeman after Monday, March 14 on the refund process. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. TEL: 03-3462-6969 (12pm-6pm weekdays)."

Speaking on the tragic events of yesterday, founding member and bassist Steve Harris commented:

"We are extremely saddened by the calamitous events of the last day or so which led to the cancellation or our two shows in Tokyo. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this disaster - our fans in Japan, the people of Japan and those in many other places suffering from the Tsunami. We are also aware that a number of fans flew into Tokyo from various parts of the world to see a Maiden show there and we hope you guys are safe and sound. We have had a long relationship with this wonderful country and have always been made to feel most welcome - this would have been something like our 16th tour. Our sincerest condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives."

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8 Comments on "Iron Maiden Cancels Japanese Shows"

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1. R Tenney writes:

Yea what's going on in Japan now is some unfathomable insane sh**. Meltdowns from damaged reactors etc. Hard to wrap my mind around the destruction. Heard US metallers High on Fire are touring there right now;hope they're safe and sound.

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

To actually watch a tsunami wave hit land and completly destroy a township was unreal...
Itll take years to rebuild, but japan will be back.
I really dont know how any band can tour japan really for the next 6 months...
Wish that country all the best..

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. R Tenney writes:

Your right RTB. Catastrophic to say the least! Hopefully our Prez is on the horn with Japans PM;with offers of help;Red Cross and such. Thinking this ones bigger than the one in Indian Ocean 6 years ago or so. Not just their problem ; its a world problem.

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BFMVFAN12 writes:

lol, Iron Maiden suck.

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R Tenney writes:

@4 if that statement wasn't so god damned pathetic I'd actually laugh! Considering your ill in the head fella ;so ill let u be. If u made that statement within earshot of me ; I'd without hesitation kick your f***in teeth down your throat! Lol. Seriously fella ; u were looking for a response like this weren't ya? Trying to get people riled up are ya ?

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. IronMaidenRules84 writes:

#4 troll go die Bullet For My Valentine sucks...

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rychemn writes:

To post #4.......this site is for intelligent people who have a sincere, logical opinion on the topic at hand....not some crap a## sh** from a child who is like....hmmmm 10?...go play your bieber cd's and leave the real views to the grown-ups!!!

N.P.......Brave New World...Iron Maiden.

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R Tenney writes:

Well said post 7. My temper gets the best of me sometimes.Thinking this queef was serious with that sh**. A bit reactionary on my part sadly. NP.. Maiden. . . Number of the Beast!!

# Mar 12, 2011 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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