Ukrainian metallers Jinjer have been granted a special exemption to leave their home country and embark on their planned European festival tour in an effort to raise money and awareness for Ukraine as it continues to fight in Russia’s ongoing invasion.
“We are very honored to announce that together with the help of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, we have successfully been granted permission to travel abroad as ambassadors of our country to raise funds and awareness about the war raging back home,” says bassist Eugene Abdukhanov.
“This is a huge honor for us as a band and as citizens,” he adds. “We will do our part to make sure that this war stops as soon as possible! Come support, dance and scream your hearts out for Ukraine!”
The members of Jinjer have been in Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in February, which forced them to cancel their spring North American tour dates, including a spot opening for Slipknot‘s Knotfest Roadshow.
In March, Jinjer released a pair of T-shirts in support of Ukrainian relief efforts, which raised about $140,000.
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