Already in the last weeks many bands, concerts and festivals had to cancel the sails, because for example the logistics became impossible for them, staff was missing or the sales figures couldn't cover the costs considering the inflation. We have been able to keep this away from you so far. Until now, we only lost bands that hadn't been announced yet and of course you can't see internal budget problems.
As known from the cancellations of other gigs at other festivals, the reasons are manifold - but mostly there is simply a lack of experienced professionals. Many experts have migrated to other industries, companies and self-employed people have filed for bankruptcy. Those who are still around are overbooked for a long time. Whether bus driver, backliner or stagehand, the industry has shed its skin. The unplanned absence of individuals, for example due to injury or illness, can thus ruin entire tours, no matter how well planned they were. In normal years, replacements are not a problem in such cases, but this year the reserve has already been firmly planned.
The Wacken Open Air has just officially announced the cancellation of Till Lindemann's participation. The organisers cite a lack of personnel:
Entre dos Tierras - 25 December 2023 Meet&Greets for the Mexico concerts 31 December concert moved to Guadalajara Lyrics and translations of the album "Zunge" Kassel concert cancelled Three exclusive concerts in Mexico Setlist of the 2023 tour Tracklist of Zunge Single "Sport frei" Short film "Tag mit Mutter"