Green Day release statement after Glasgow gig cancellation

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The promoters pulled the plug on Green Day’s performance at Bellahouston Park today, half an hour before the gates were due to open to allow fans to enter the arena. Adverse weather conditions were cited as the reason for cancelling the gig which would have seen support slots from Rancid, Slaves and The Skids in the open air venue.

“We are sorry to inform you that due to adverse weather conditions it is no longer safe for the bands to perform on stage and unfortunately today’s show will be cancelled,” organisers PCL said in a statement this afternoon. “Tickets will be refunded from point of purchase within ten working days.”

There has been feverish speculation online regarding the decision to not go ahead.

The band have now released a statement following the news, which reads: “Glasgow, we are very sad to report that our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled. The local Safety Council, production crew, and concert organizers have deemed the stage unsafe for the fans and everyone involved. We are very distraught about this as we are in Glasgow now and were very much looking forward to this show as one of the highlights of our tour.”

“We have been playing in extreme weather conditions throughout this European tour, and the last thing we want to do is see a show cancelled. We love our Scottish fans and we don’t care if it’s raining fucking sideways, although the safety of our fans and our crew is always our top priority. We love you Scotland, we love the city of Glasgow and it goes without saying that WE WILL BE BACK!”

Meanwhile, Slaves, who had been scheduled to support Green Day, have announced details of a show tonight at O2 ABC with support from Baby Strange.

UPDATE: A further statement has been released by PCL.

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