SergSlim Posted November 8, 2012 Share Posted November 8, 2012 Official statement by the band from their Facebook page: Dearest Russian fans, Here we are, in Helsinki, on the edge of entering Russia for our shows supporting MSI in St. Petersburg and Moscow, with all of our travel and hotels booked and paid for – and as of the last 24 hours, we have learned that the support that we NEED to get into the country appears to be incomplete. I don't want to give a lot of complicated details, but we did everything we could do to get in, but it was impossible for us to finally get the invitation and paperwork needed to enter the country. Unfortunately this means we are NOT going to be able to play the Russian dates. We now understand why so many small, independent bands have trouble getting in there to play! We are very, very sorry. We are DEVASTATED actually, as we all booked extra days in Moscow after the show to enjoy Russia and hang out with our amazing friends & fans. @MSI is an amazing band, and I suggest you go see their performance! I also would LOVE it if you would take a picture of yourself and your tickets and post them on our Facebook timeline. We are working on a special “we're sorry” gift for those of you who bought tickets to see us. WE WILL MAKE PLANS TO GET INTO RUSSIA AGAIN. We're fucking pissed now – and we want to accomplish our goal of finally playing for all of you in Russia. Love you all. - Ryan & the rest of the Julien-K Wow, this seems to be really frustrating for everyone, the band themselves, and all the fans in Russia. I never thought that there might be any problems getting into Russia, as opposed to getting out of it, especially when this has to do with US citizens, who are well known world-wide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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