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Taake NYC show cancelled after Antifa put pressure on LPR

Taake at Saint Vitus
photo by Mathieu Bredeau

Norwegian black metal vets Taake recently announced a North American tour to make up for their 2017 tour which was cancelled due to visa issues. The tour was to include a Saint Vitus-presented NYC show on March 24 at Le Poisson Rouge, but now that show has been cancelled for a different reason. New York City Antifa urged the venue to rethink hosting the show due to accusations of Nazism that have been directed at Taake in the past:

LPR tweeted, “Please note that the Taake show scheduled for March 24th has been cancelled. We are providing full refunds to all ticket holders. Please email info@lprnyc.com with any questions you may have.” We reached out to LPR too, and the venue’s marketing director gave us a statement that reads: “It is our mission to create a safe space for everyone in our community and this show does not meet that standard.”

Antifa groups in other cities and other Twitter users have been urging their local venues to cancel their Taake shows as well:

After the South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action tweet directed at Bottom Lounge, the venue tweeted that they are now also working to remove the show:

This tweet was also posted by one of the co-founders of LA’s 1720 Warehouse:

No word yet on further cancellations, but stay tuned.

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