Dir en Grey are a Japanese j-Rock band who recently signed up with the rock metal music station and magazine Kerrang! as part of their Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour Show. A concert that was meant to occur on Friday 30th January had to be postponed due to “energy reasons” – somewhat ironic considering the name of the tour.
The organisers of the tour have simply postponed the concert until another time. However, it has been brought to the attention of News-Anime that this is no longer the case and the show has simply been canned. The official word is as follows:
It was with regret that the last night of the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2009 at Brixton Academy on January 30 was cancelled due to an unforseen electrical power failure in local area.
Despite great efforts from the organisers and venue managers to remedy the situation throughout the evening, the energy supplier did not fix the problem and we were left with no option but to cancel the show.
Whilst we explored other options, including the possible rescheduling of the show for tonight (Saturday Jan 31), we did not have the assurances that the problem would be rectified in time.
Under the circumstances, and despite the best intentions of the five bands on the tour, it will not be possible to reschedule the show in the immediate future.
We understand how disappointing this was for everyone who had bought a ticket for what promised to be an amazing show. The bands, Kerrang! and Relentless all share this disappointment, especially at what was supposed to be the climax night of a great tour.
Please check back for more information and how to obtain ticket refunds on www.kerrang.com from Monday Feb 2.
We advise all ticket holders to retain their ticket stub.
So for those poor souls who have been unable to attend this concert, it’s time for a refund unfortunately. There doesn’t appear to be any other reason cited aside from power problems – so there is a chance that Dir en Grey will appear again in the UK soon. However, there’ s been no word of when or if.