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Skindred replace Papa Roach on Five Finger Death Punch Wembley bill

Skindred will now support Five Finger Death Punch at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday.

The change in line-up follows the decision by both Papa Roach and Devil You Know to pull out of the UK/EU tour.

Papa Roach released the following statement for fans:

“It is again with a heavy heart, that we are announcing the postponement of the remainder of our European tour. We pride ourselves for rarely canceling shows, but our crew is an essential part of our organization and because they, unfortunately, could not continue the tour due to their logistical challenges and uncertainties, we could not either. We respect them and have had to accept their difficult choice to return home. We shall return next year. We will announce more details on rescheduling as soon as we are able to. ‪#‎paparoach‬ ‪#‎weloveyou‬”

Meanwhile Five Finger Death Punch released the following statement:

“Despite some significant challenges in Europe since the horrible events in Paris recently, we have continued on our tour and remained dedicated to our mission of providing you, the fans, the highest quality show in the safest possible show environment. As a result of new & increased travel/transportation restrictions and challenges, in some cities we are scheduled to play, we are unable to fulfill this promise, so we were forced to postpone those shows. We continue to face additional challenges but remain committed to finishing out the tour as best as we can. We are not a band that is used to postponing or canceling shows. In fact, we have always prided ourselves on showing up onstage no matter what, so these extenuating circumstances have been particularly challenging for us, as artists, given the high standard we place on ourselves to deliver for the fans.

Five Finger Death Punch will finish out the remaining European tour dates without Papa Roach and Devil You Know in Dusseldorf, Germany and at Wembley Arena in the UK. The lineup for Düsseldorf will include FFDP, Eskimo Callboy, Skindred and Nothing More. For Wembley it will be FFDP, Skindred and As Lions. The show in Brussels will be postponed, but we will be back soon to play for our Belgian fans.”

We appreciate everyone’s support as we continue to navigate these largely uncharted waters. Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than delivering the best show possible in the safest conditions.”

As Lions will join Five Finger Death Punch and Skindred at Wembley this weekend.

Update 25/11: Devil You Know have released the following statement

“It is with much regret and disappointment that we are forced to announce the postponement of our remaining European tour dates. The well being of the band members, crew and of course the fans is absolute priority for us and in the wake of the recent tragic events and ongoing threats throughout various parts of Europe we had to make this very difficult decision to ensure everyone’s safety. This is a very fragile situation which none of us have ever faced before, please know that our entire team did their very best to make the continuation of this tour possible despite the increasing daily concerns and uncertainties. The past month has been an amazing experience for us performing to sold out crowds across much of Europe and Scandinavia with our Brothers in Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach. We are honored that we were able to play for so many of you and make countless new friends on this tour, it’s a disappointing end but we will return to make up for the shows as soon as possible! Your support means the world to us and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.”

Update 26/11: Arcane Roots have been added to the Wembley bill

British rock trio, Arcane Roots, will join Skindred, As Lions and Five Finger Death Punch at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday. Huuuuuge!

All updates regarding recent tour changes can be found at @TicketmasterUK.

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