Snow hits Britain: gig cancellations update

The Blackout have been forced to postpone a gig in Bridgend this evening (January 18) as adverse weather conditions sweep Britain.

The band were due to play the Hobos venue in the Welsh town, however, a decision to postpone the gig until January 31 has been taken by the venue. Posting from their official Twitter account, Hobos wrote: “We are sorry to announce that tonight’s Blackout gig has had to be postponed. Rescheduled date 31st January. All tickets are valid.” The band also tweeted about the situation, describing themselves as “gutted” and adding: “We’re working on rescheduling and will let you know on that ASAP. Sorry guys.”

The Blackout are due to release new album ‘Start The Party’ on January 21 and will tour up to and beyond the album release. So far none of the band’s other gigs have been affected by the current weather conditions on the UK.

The Blackout will play:

Glasgow, King Tuts (Jan 20)
Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 (21)
Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms (22)
Birmingham, HMV Institute (23)
London, Electric Ballroom (25)
Manchester, HMV Ritz (26)
Bridgend, Hobos Rescheduled (31)

So far, The Blackout are the only major band to have a live date affected by the weather. NME will keep you informed should any other gigs or tours be affected by the bad weather. Scroll down to see activity from Twitter regarding live shows and the current bad weather.