Sepultura Banned From Playing In Lebanon

Sepultura to live stream Dubai gig on YouTube instead

Sepultura colour photo of the band. They are all dressed in black and wearing sunglasses in front of a black backdrop.

Two days ago Sepultura were supposed to play in Beirut, Lebanon but the show was cancelled. Today the band have spoken out, saying that the cancellation was due to Lebanon’s general security office not allowing them to perform in the country.

This was the first time in Sepultura’s 35 year career that they had been banned from playing, much to the disappointment of Lebanese fans. To try and make it up to fans who missed out, Sepultura’s gig on Thursday in Dubai will be live streamed via their YouTube channel. The broadcast will start this Thursday 2nd May at 10pm Lebanese time/8pm BST and will be the entire performance.

The band have said that they would like to thank Skull Session, Sepulnation around the world, media that have covered the situation and the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut for all their support.

Sepultura also recently announced more UK wide screenings of their movie. Part concert film, part testimonial to the power of music, part intimate insider view, Sepultura Endurance is a close-focus portrait of Brazil’s rock legends featuring previously unseen archival footage from the band’s 30 year history. It features interviews with legends including Lars Ulrich, Scott Ian and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Having been on the road for almost 30 years, founding their own genre and influencing a generation of younger bands along the way, these Brazilians have proved to be a true institution. Sepultura has released 14 albums and sold millions worldwide, earning multiple gold and platinum records across the globe. Following the band as they toured and recorded their last three albums, a time of tension and triumph, director Otavio Juliano serves up the history, myths, conflicts, personnel changes and struggles, allowing us to see them at their most vulnerable and human, as well as icons of heavy metal.

Tickets + information 
Nottingham – Friday 17th May @ 19:00 – Broadway Cinema
Manchester – Sunday 2nd June @ 15:30 – Home Cinema
Glasgow – Sunday 29th June @ 15:30 – CCA Cinema

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