Children Of Bodom Cancel Belgian Shows Amidst High Terror Alert


Children Of Bodom‘s immediate shows in Belgium have been cancelled as a result of the heightened terrorist threat in the country. The band commented:

“Unfortunately our show in Belgium has been cancelled along with all Brussels shows through the 29th of November. This is due to the terror threat level being at a 4 until the 30th- they’re forced to cancel all shows. You should know the venue did try everything to keep this show, including requesting extra security from the city, but that wasn’t possible. We are grateful to them for trying. We are looking to try to get another show nearby and will let you know as soon as we have something, but you should refund your tickets to this show. All other COB shows are still happening, so come out and see you soon.”

As you may recall, this would be the tour the group scraped together on their own after Lamb Of God backed out citing security concerns. Frontman Randy Blythe himself summed up the decision himself in a lengthy piece, which in part offered:

“I don’t feel like constantly wondering what the security climate in the next country we are scheduled to play in is, playing terror alert hopscotch through Europe right now just to play a few fucking heavy metal concert.”