Ukrainian band Jinjer drops off Slipknot’s US Knotfest Roadshow tour due to Russia invasion

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Ukrainian metal band Jinjer will no longer be on the bill for Slipknot‘s upcoming U.S. Knotfest Roadshow tour due to Russia’s invasion of their home country.

Jinjer had been scheduled to open for the first leg of the tour, which begins March 16 in Fargo, North Dakota. Along with the Knotfest Roadshow dates, Jinjer’s upcoming North American headlining shows and support sets with In This Moment have been canceled, too.

“Thank you all for your concerned messages and prayers sent to us over the last week, we may not answer but we are reading them and they mean the world to us,” says bassist Eugene Abdukhanov. “As you know, there is war raging through the streets and cities of Ukraine right now. Many people have little or no food or water and are very afraid of what tomorrow may bring.”

Jinjer will be raising money for their fellow Ukrainians in need of medicine, food and water with a pair of new t-shirts, which you can pre-order now through the band’s web store.

“If you cannot donate then please share this or any news related to what’s really happening here,” Abdukhanov says. “Each sale may save somebody’s life in Ukraine. Thank you.”

Slipknot, meanwhile, announced this week that they were dropping off the lineup for this summer’s Park Live festival in Moscow in support of Ukraine. They also canceled shows in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Minsk, Belarus.

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