Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR escaped a large fire on Wednesday night, shortly after playing to a packed house in Nottingham, England whilst on their European headlining tour.
ANNIHILATOR were packing up their gear from the Rescue Rooms venue in Nottingham city centre at around 1:00am when a large fire broke out next door. 1,400 people were evacuated from the venue as well as others from surrounding buildings. No one was injured in the incident.
Emergency services were called to the scene and were still putting the fire out on Thursday afternoon, causing significant disruption to the city's transport services. Some of ANNIHILATOR's equipment was still in the venue at the time of the fire and the band and its crew were unable to retrieve it until Thursday.
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ANNIHILATOR have now retrieved their equipment and are able to continue with their tour. Catch them live at the following remaining shows:
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Nov. 24 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205 Club
ANNIHILATOR were regretfully forced to cancel their show on November 19th in Birmingham.
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg
Get tickets for the shows from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc
For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com
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