NZ Symphony Orchestra and Alien Weaponry postpone concert after band member injured
Kiwi metal band Alien Weaponry and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra had to postpone Saturday night’s concert in Christchurch after a member of the group was injured, unable to perform.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and metal band Alien Weaponry were forced to postpone Saturday’s concert after a member of the band broke his thumb.
The NZSO and Alien Weaponry sent out a press release on the postponement of Tū Tapatahi – Stronger Together, which will be presented at Christchurch City Hall on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. – as the show was due to begin.
Guitarist and singer Lewis de Jong is “in good health” but broke his thumb in the accident and is unable to perform, he said.
“After exhausting all options to continue tonight’s nearly exhausted concert experience, the NZSO and Alien Weaponry decided it was not feasible,” the statement said.
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The concert was one of two – after a show in Hamilton last week – slated for May, the first collaboration with a metal band in the Symphony Orchestra’s 75-year history.
NZSO and Alien Weaponry said their thoughts are with ticket holders who are eagerly awaiting the show.
“Everyone involved in bringing Tū Tapatahi – Stronger Together to Christchurch is saddened that the concert had to be postponed.
All tickets will be valid when a new date is announced.