Monday, February 08, 2010

Enter Shikari "a health and safety nightmare"

Enter Shikari were going to do a gig at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, until The Man got involved.

In this case, The Man was the Health And Safety Executive, who decided the building wasn't safe enough to be holding no sort of gathering, never mind no rock concerts, and so the gig is off.

NME reports:

They said they were, “Gutted... It looked and sounded incredible in there, and indeed it would have gone off big time, were the show to go ahead as planned."

There's something brilliant about a gig in the Empress Ballroom. I do like a venue where Jack Jones and Harold Wilson have played as well. Sadly, Enter Shikari aren't going to be added to the list, as they're looking for somewhere else to hold the date.