Iron Maiden were forced to cancel a recent gig in Bologna, Italy at the last minute.
The band made this announcement from the stage to fans, who had already entered the Sonic Park Venue. This show was part of the European leg of the band’s Legacy of the Beast Tour.
Iron Maiden cancelled their show at the eleventh hour, due to inclemet and dangerous weather conditions.
The IRON MAIDEN concert in Bologna had to be cancelled for the safety of the fans, band, crews and all concerned due to very bad and dangerous weather conditions including extensive lightning and high winds… pic.twitter.com/5lO2zfMMRB
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) July 8, 2022
“fully understand and sympathise with the frustration”
Since then, Iron Maiden have also released an additional statement apologising to fans for the last minute cancellation.
“The band and l are so sorry we were unable to play for our fans in Bologna last night”, Iron Maiden said in a statement. “As the weather conditions worsened the promoters came to us concerned about the safety of everyone and the viability of doing the show”.
They also added, “They made further enquiries and decided that the event should be cancelled for safety reasons and announced this from onstage”.
“I have to say I fully agreed with this decision. It was the responsible thing to do considering the amount and scale of surrounding lightning and high winds and having been told what was expected to follow”.
“We love playing to audiences here and the last thing we wanted to do was not play. We feel very sorry for our fans who were there.
They also stated that they “fully understand and sympathise with the frustration. It is not possible to reschedule this show, but we promise our fans in Italy that we will return next year”.
Iron Maiden are also expected to resume their tour with a string of dates across Europe, North and South America.
Back in June, Motley Crue also saw their stadium tour delayed due to severe weather conditions. Check out that report from Nova here.