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Volbeat explains abondoning show after one song

Michael Poulsen of Volbeat performs at DTE Energy Music Theater on August 12, 2019 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Michael Poulsen of Volbeat performs at DTE Energy Music Theater on August 12, 2019 in Clarkston, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Volbeat has issued a statement explaining why the group abandoned a concert after playing just one song last Thursday (October 2nd) at Belfast, Ireland’s Ulster Hall. The band launched into set opener “Pelvis On Fire,” only for frontman Michael Poulsen to walk off the stage a couple of minutes into the track.

He came back out and told the crowd: “We’re having technical issues with the guitars and I can’t really hear what’s going on, which means I can’t play. But we’re going to give it a shot, okay?” But after launching briefly into the song again, Poulsen stopped and left the stage a second time, saying, “Sorry, sorry. It’s not going to work.”

Volbeat later released a statement which read, “We in Volbeat want to extend our most heartfelt apologies for having to cancel tonight’s show in Belfast. As many of you know, Michael has been having some throat issues and we ran into multiple technical issues on stage that prevented the band from being able to hear each other play.”

The band continued, “It was decided that had he continued to play the show this way he would have risked blowing out his voice again and having to cancel even more shows. We’re gutted that we weren’t able to perform for you tonight, but we will be back to reschedule the show as soon as we possibly can.”

The aborted performance came just days after Volbeat were forced to cancel a show in Bristol “due to illness,” but the band is continuing with the rest of its European trek for now.

Story source: LouderSound

DID YOU KNOW? Volbeat is touring behind its latest LP, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, which includes the singles “Leviathan” and the chart-topping “Last Day Under The Sun.”

CHECK IT OUT: Watch as Volbeat abandons its Belfast show:

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