Lamb Of God Forced To Cancel Upcoming Tour In Malaysia

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Lamb Of God were supposed to be heading over to Malaysia while on tour, but instead they won’t be able to enter the country. Even though their show has sold thousands of tickets, the country denied granting them a permit to perform. According to local Malaysian media, the band is being labeled as “satanic” and “anti-godliness even by Christian community.” Anyone with half a brain knows these statements are completely false, however that is what they are claiming their reasoning is to deny the permit. In addition to that, the band has apparently been receiving death threats from “offended” people, which has prompted the promoters to go ahead and cancel the show. You can read what Lamb Of God had to say on the situation by checking below the jump.

For those fans who had purchased tickets already, the concert promoters are promising full refunds.

In response to the growing controversy and public protest within Malaysia, and on the advice of our management, we have elected to cancel our show in Kuala Lampur. It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offense to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs.

We would invite anyone offended by our music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind our work, especially before publicly slandering us based on assumptions and shallow misinterpretation.

We sincerely apologize to our amazing fans in Malaysia for the cancellation. However, in light of recent events in the band’s history, and given the increasing fervor of the media coverage regarding the Malaysian controversy, our management feels that the environment surrounding the upcoming show is becoming increasingly volatile. More than anything, we do not wish to jeopardize the safety of our crew, our fans or ourselves. Many thanks to all who have spoken out in our support through this.

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