Jinjer Cancels US Tour Amid Continuing Conflict in Ukraine - Knotfest

Jinjer Cancels US Tour Amid Continuing Conflict in Ukraine

Posted by Corinne Westbrook in News on March 3, 2022

Shifting their focus to health and safety of their families in Kyiv, the band is getting involved with humanitarian efforts as the Russian invasion intensifies.

Ukrainian modern metal outfit, Jinjer, is reportedly cancelling their previously announced U.S. tour, including their scheduled dates as part of “Knotfest Roadshow”.

Yesterday, March 2nd, The Factory in Chesterfield, Missouri, where the band was scheduled to perform next Sunday the 13th, released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that Jinjer have been forced to cancel their upcoming US tour dates. As the band and their families reside in Kyiv, their focus is on the safety of their families and their country. We all hope for a quick and peaceful resolution.

“All refunds will be processed automatically within 30 days of cancelation.

“In light of these events and to do our part in supporting the overwhelming humanitarian effort that is underway in Ukraine, #TheFactorySTL is making a donation of $5,000 to the United Hatzalah.

“Our gift towards United Hatzalah’s Ukraine emergency response will ensure that those trapped in the war zone and refugees fleeing the Ukraine will be treated by a team of professional, caring volunteers who are well-stocked with emergency medical equipment and prepared for any eventuality.”

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov, in an interview with BBC News, stated that he has abandoned his day job to focus his efforts on the current crisis in Ukraine. He is establishing a charity to help the military, to help the civilians” and will soon join in running a shelter providing “food supplies, water [and] protection” for people fleeing the conflict.

He has also said of the situation: “I received some texts from our Russian fans, apologizing and saying they’re definitely against this. I didn’t receive any angry texts from the Russian side, trying to justify this. Even though some people have this militaristic position, they’re ashamed enough not to mention this to me.”

Frontwoman Tatiana Shmayluk, is currently staying in Southern California with her boyfriend, Alex Lopez of Suicide Silence. 

Jinjer previously issued a joint statement condemning the war in Ukraine. “Dear all, as we write this text, for the moment, each member of JINJER and our families are safe and unhurt.” The wrote. “We truly appreciate all our fans around the globe for caring, getting in touch and for all the sympathy and support for our band and more importantly our country.

“As you all know, early this morning on February 24th, Putin started the war against the sovereign and independent #ukraine ! Please know that in this time we really depend on you, our fans in every country- to support Ukriane and peace in our country however you can- especially our fans in Russia, you and your opinion matter the most at this time.

“NOTHING can justify the violence and death of innocents, and this is exactly what’s happening in our country right now.

“Stop the war in Ukraine now!”

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