US death metallers Nile have announced that they had to cancel the band's previously announced shows in India due to issues with their visas.

The band explained: "We are extremely sad to inform this to our fans in India that our Tour of India has been called off as the visas for 3 of the members were refused today by the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. 2 people in the travel party were granted the visas in Houston and in Athens, but the rest were not - for reasons that none of us know. The Indian embassy has not cited any reasons for rejection of the visas. It was and is beyond the control of the band, either of the promoters or the artist management. We did all we could to make this happen and tried working on getting the 3 visas for almost a month!"

"The promoters - Dream Rigs Entertainment (Delhi) and Obliquity India, Lanyard Entertainment and ARK Events (Bangalore) want all fans to know who have booked tickets 'online' that they shall be refunded in full by the respective ticketing companies for Delhi and Bangalore concerts. But this is not the end and all of us are going to try to get Nile back to India."


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nile
 
Posted: 23.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead



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Nosurper - 23.04.2012 at 13:05  
Totally unrelated, but have Nile ever played in Egypt?
Dylan - 23.04.2012 at 13:06  
@Nosurper, i don't believe they have.
Nosurper - 23.04.2012 at 13:08  
Bummer
HaaskAksaaH - 23.04.2012 at 14:40  
Written by Nosurper on 23.04.2012 at 13:05

Totally unrelated, but have Nile ever played in Egypt?

Whats your idea about some shows in Iran ?!
Cynic Metalhead - 23.04.2012 at 14:50  
Visa issues will always be a beef(Indian) in India.
SSM - 23.04.2012 at 15:10  
Visas... limitations of modern age.
Unhealer - 23.04.2012 at 15:44  
Last week I saw the Meshuggah/Koloss bonus DVD from their Indian tour and they also mentioned that it was really hard to get in there, I wonder why.
Lit 2.0 - 23.04.2012 at 18:00  
Written by Dylan on 23.04.2012 at 13:06

@Nosurper, i don't believe they have.


Oh, the irony.
MetalButt - 23.04.2012 at 22:24  
Was so looking forward to this...so disappointed...shit like this happens in india only...:(
nb - 24.04.2012 at 07:28  
WTF? They deny the visa to an established musician? It does not get any more stupid than that.
Troy Killjoy - 24.04.2012 at 07:56  
Written by nb on 24.04.2012 at 07:28
WTF? They deny the visa to an established musician? It does not get any more stupid than that.

You're acting as if this is some new phenomenon. :/

Besides, it's Nile. Not Lady Gaga. They're established within the metal scene, sure. But it's not like they're Grammy-winning millionaire chart-topping pop artists.
Syk - 24.04.2012 at 12:06  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.04.2012 at 07:56
Written by nb on 24.04.2012 at 07:28
WTF? They deny the visa to an established musician? It does not get any more stupid than that.
You're acting as if this is some new phenomenon. :/

Besides, it's Nile. Not Lady Gaga. They're established within the metal scene, sure. But it's not like they're Grammy-winning millionaire chart-topping pop artists.
Um..? Such well-known whores have been stopped by officials from performing, if not in India, at least in Malaysia/Indonesia. I was originally going to charge into this topic to say that bands should stop being too careless to get this shit sorted before announcing / confirming the shows, but... "almost a month"? Guess that's not the case here

edit - I first put "annoying" instead of "announcing". Funny how some things work out
Syk - 24.04.2012 at 12:12  
Written by MetalButt on 23.04.2012 at 22:24
Was so looking forward to this...so disappointed...shit like this happens in india only...:(
Nope... search the news for "south africa" "american" "mexican" or... I could go on but I think I've made my point
Troy Killjoy - 24.04.2012 at 15:34  
Written by Syk on 24.04.2012 at 12:06
Um..? Such well-known whores have been stopped by officials from performing, if not in India, at least in Malaysia/Indonesia.

That part about Gaga had nothing to do with visa-related activity, I was just pointing out that Nile aren't exactly some big-name project known across the world with a slew of mainstream awards and such under their belt. I know if the visa doesn't check out then you aren't going anywhere, regardless of your celebrity status.

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