Thursday, March 29, 2012

FOTN returns to Shepherds Bush Empire

Fields of the Nephilim announced today that they will return to the Shepherds Bush Empire in London for a special show on Oct. 31, Halloween, 2012.

Carl McCoy made this statement about the gig:

“As with any unfortunate cancellation we were disappointed to hear that this year’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK has been called off as we were very much looking forward to performing there. However we are now pleased to confirm that we are returning to one of our favourite remaining London venues on October 31st."

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. March 30 (London time) at this link:

In addition, the organizers of Sonisphere announced the reason behind their cancellation on their Web site:

Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.

We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.