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13th May 2017


"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more..."

Kansas have cancelled their twenty-two date entire European tour which included appearances at Ramblin' Man Fair and Sweden Rock.

The band have cited "safety and security warnings" as the reason and this led to a massive fan backlash. Most of the comments have now been deleted from Kansas' social media pages, along with the band's original cancellation announcement.

The statement read:

"The cancellation is based on safety and security warnings issued by the United States government and various US law enforcement agencies concerning Americans traveling in Europe this summer. Kansas is extremely saddened that the band will not be able to perform for its European fans this year."

Kiss and Iron Maiden are currently touring Europe and the UK and MetalTalk understands that both bands are relaxed and happy and are not about to wimp out on their fans and shame the good name of rock and Metal by handing a victory to the enemies of our freedoms.

Here's a selection of remaining comments from Kansas fans left on social media:

Mogens Vinther: "Do you think it's safe go on touring you sissys! Better stay at home and watch out for all the Americans carrying firearms."

Hans Schmitz: "Interesting... why isn't the cancellation news not on your FB page anymore? And what exactly are you fearing in Europe?"

Tony Warrington: "I am no longer a Kansas fan... So you can stay at home where its safe and warm. Lightweight losers."

Gundi Bohn Uhuh: "They are gonna delete your comment just like they did their post yesterday telling why they won't come to Europe 2017. Haha just a good laugh for us Europeans."

Ramblin' Man Fair organisers commented:

"Due to unforeseen circumstance Kansas have had to cancel all their European shows including this years Ramblin' Man. A new headline act for the 'Prog In The Park' stage will be announced in due course..."

Hopefully one with a pair of balls.


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