September 12, 2001 16:27
'TATTOO THE PLANET' GOES AHEAD
Two of the bands on the bill for the metal festival, Slayer and Static X, are stuck in America following yesterday's acts of terrorism...
Both Static X and Slayer are in are still in the States. Static X are understood to be in Los Angeles. Both acts are due to join the rolling revue, which kicks off in Dublin's Point Depot tomorrow (September 13) before moving to Birmingham's NIA on Friday (14) ,London Wembley Arena (15) and Glasgow SECC (16).
A spokesperson for Tattoo The Planet promoters Helter Skelter insisted the event would go ahead as planned. However, no announcement has been made as to when international flights from the US will resume and neither Slayer nor Static X have provided any indication yet about whether or not they wish to travel.
Pantera, Cradle Of Filth, Biohazard and Raging Speedhorn are amongst the others set to appear.