Jethro Tull reschedule Mumbai gig after terror attacks

Band say they are 'nervous' about playing the gig

Jethro Tull reschedule Mumbai gig after terror attacks
Jethro Tull have rescheduled a Mumbai gig after it was cancelled due to last week's terror attacks on the Indian city (November 26-29).

The band were forced to axe the original gig, due to take place on November 29, after the city was subjected to an ongoing siege that saw nearly 200 people killed by terrorists.

They will now play the concert tonight (December 5), along with special guest Anoushka Shankar. Shankar is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitar player credited with introducing The Beatles to Indian music.

Both Jethro Tull and Shankar will donate their artist fees from the show to local charities.

Speaking about the attacks, Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson said in a statement: "We have all been outraged at the awful atrocities of the last week and were forced to take the decision to suspend the Mumbai concert in the light of the Taj Hotel siege which, at the time of cancellation, was still ongoing.

"In the light of today's new India terror warnings and airport alerts, we are all understandably a little nervous about the show but hiding under the bed is not really an option."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Ciara previews two new songs from forthcoming album 'Jackie'
Bianca Jagger disputes 40 year old story about arriving at Studio 54 on a white horse
Chance The Rapper remixes Jeremih's 'Planes' - listen
Bruce Jenner: 'Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian accept my male to female transition'
Justin Bieber settles out of court with photographer who accused him of assault
Slipknot frontman says he turned down chance to star in US reality dating show
Danny Brown reveals new album is almost finished but 'ain't coming out no time soon'
Heroin arrest turned Sky Ferreira into 'punching bag for chauvinistic media', says DIIV...
Elvis Costello makes final appearance on 'Letterman' - watch
Paul McCartney announces US arena show
Metallica's 'The Black Album' inspired by 'Wicked Game' singer Chris...
Alex James says there was 'ill feeling' among Blur before their reunion
Elton John, Lady Gaga offer support to Bruce Jenner's transgender reveal
Taylor Swift's '1989' louder than AC/DC's 'Back In Black', claims...
Black Sabbath's Bill Ward: 'I missed Ozzy Osbourne so much it was devastating'
Paul Weller on David Cameron's love for The Jam's 'Eton Rifles': 'Which...
Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath responds to Alice Glass' criticisms
Ice Cube premieres new footage from 'Straight Outta Compton' at CinemaCon
Moby to open vegan restaurant in Los Angeles
The Replacements recording new material
Giorgio Moroder and Britney Spears' 'Tom's Diner' cover leaks
The Grateful Dead reportedly set to tour with John Mayer following farewell gigs

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM