Volbeat. Picture: Press photo

Danish/American hard rock group Volbeat has canceled its concert in Helsinki on Wednesday because support strikes for Posti workers affect all cargo ships sailing under the Finnish flag.

According to the concert organizer, Live Nation Finland, alternatives to enable the concert were explored to the last minute, but due to the tight tour schedules, the only option was to cancel the show.

Here’s what Volbeat says in a statement:

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”Hello, Finland! Due to the current country-wide labor strikes, we will unfortunately have to cancel our show at Hartwall Arena this Wednesday, November 27th. Many of the people and services that we depend on to get the bands, touring crew and gear safely to and from Helsinki will be on strike and it will be impossible for us to arrive in your beautiful city in time for the show. Please contact your point of purchase for a full refund.”

The group continues by saying that they “hope for these strikes to have a positive outcome.” “We are already planning our next trip to come play for all of you amazing fans (announcements to be made soon). In the meantime, please keep rocking, have a great holiday season and we will see you in the new year!”

Tickets can be returned to Ticketmaster.

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