Los Angeles - Muse have cancelled their planned concert in Turkey next week following the attempted military coup at the weekend.
Last Friday the armed forces in the country attempted to overthrow President Recep Erdogan and his government but the takeover was thwarted and now President Erdogan has launched a crackdown against the suspected coup leaders, leading to thousands of arrests.
Muse were due to take to the stage at the Blue Night venue in Istanbul on 26 July as part of their Drones World Tour but Matt Bellamy and co have pulled the date over safety concerns.
A statement released by the band read: "We regret that, in light of recent capricious events in Turkey, we have decided to cancel our concert which was scheduled to take place on July 26. You can get a full refund of your tickets at www.biletix.com or all Bile outlets. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to seeing our Turkish fans in the future."
Update on our Istanbul show pic.twitter.com/j79hY1IgbO— muse (@muse) July 19, 2016
Update on our Istanbul show pic.twitter.com/j79hY1IgbO
— muse (@muse) July 19, 2016
Muse - also comprised of Chris Wolstenholmeand Dominic Howard - now have just six dates left on their tour and will wrap things up in Germany at the Rock Am See festival on 20 August.
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