Manowar have cancelled their performance at Germany's Legacy Open Air. Their management explained that the promoter could not meet the financial obligations, and the band will not be able to perform if it can't deliver the production standards the fans expect.
Manowar's management explained: "We regret that this performance had to be canceled. We worked extremely hard to save this performance, but the Festival's promoter could not meet its financial obligations, placing our performance, our fans and the production suppliers in jeopardy. The Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour is a huge production, designed especially for outdoor festivals. We have made a significant investment in this production and have made commitments to suppliers all over the world. The promoter's inability to meet its financial obligations have made it impossible for Manowar to perform and to deliver the production standards Manowar fans have come to know and expect."
Said Joey DeMaio: "We have been rewarded with the greatest fans in the world. Our fans do not care or fear a cancellation, in fact, they know it is proof of our respect for them and the performance they deserve, as well as a return of our loyalty for theirs. We will never waiver in our commitment to provide the very best performance for the very best fans; one hundred percent or nothing."
Those who have purchased tickets to see Manowar at Legacy Open Air are recommended to contact their ticket outlets to obtain an immediate, full refund.
The upcoming Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour continues across Europe starting on March 18th, 2014 in Krasnodar, Russia and the band will return to Germany for three indoor shows in January 2015 in Essen (January 14th, 2015), Munich (January 15th, 2015) and Frankfurt (January 17th, 2015). Check out all the tour dates here.
Meanwhile, the band has also announced a third show in Tallinn, Estonia after the previous two shows sold out. On this tour, Manowar will perform the entire Kings Of Metal MMXIV album and many other favorites.