Peter Gabriel cancels concert in Ukraine over security concerns

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Peter Gabriel has canceled a recent concert appearance in Ukraine over security concerns. The concert was scheduled for tomorrow in Kiev.

The Hollywood Reporter added that the main reasons surrounding the cancellation included the political turmoil that is escalating in Ukraine.

An official statement on behalf of Gabriel was posted on his main website. The statement explained in detail the reasons behind the cancellation.

"Due to the on-going unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed during the planned visit to the country and this has presented us with significant logistical difficulties that we have been unable to resolve," the statement read.

For fans that had already purchased tickets to the event they will be refunded their money and sent a DVD of Gabriel's Back to Front tour.

With the ongoing political turmoil and fears increasing, Gabriel is not the first artist to cancel their show at Kiev. Last February, Depeche Mode canceled their concert at the same location.



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