Out of solidarity for the continued warfare between Palestine and Israel, they’ve determined to cancel their final ever present.
In a press release, they wrote: “We’ve got determined to cancel our live performance tonight in Bratislava. We stand in solidarity with the worldwide name to strike by our Palestinian brothers and sister who’re within the midst of a genocidal assault. This was to be our remaining present. Our final assertion is a name for fast ceasefire, an finish to the unlawful occupation of Palestine and routine violence towards the Palestinian folks.”
This comes only a day after Habibi Funk cancelled their upcoming DJ shows in Turkey, and supported Radio Alhara’s requires a cultural strike. “music is a power to heal however proper now we personally wouldn’t know methods to make the most of this energy in a celebration setting. we apologize to the promoters of the occasions, ticket holders and our fellow artists on the road up, we hopefully can do these events in a greater time sooner or later,” they wrote.
We’ve got determined to cancel our live performance tonight in Bratislava. We stand in solidarity with the worldwide name to strike by our Palestinian brothers and sisters who’re within the midst of a genocidal assault.
This was to be our remaining present. pic.twitter.com/SvP87QVMHL
— The Comet is Coming (@cometcoming) October 20, 2023
“As we witness the genocide that’s occurring in Gaza, and the silence that surrounds it, we name on musicians to go on strike,” Radio Alhara wrote in their statement calling for a cultural strike. “We name on all musicians to cancel their gigs and live shows tomorrow and within the coming days to confront the violence of silence in Palestine.”
The assertion continued: “We perceive that music is important for reflecting and mourning, however a silence that provides area for Palestinian voices to resonate is pressing. Many in our communities converse of the ability and power of music to heal, however we should acknowledge that there’s a distinction between that [which] respects and honours, and a silence that kills.”
The Comet Is Coming have carried out collectively for the previous decade, with their 2016 debut album, Channel The Spirits, was nominated for a Mercury Prize. Their remaining launch was final 12 months’s Hyper-Dimensional Enlargement Beam, and 2019’s Belief In The Lifeforce of the Deep Thriller.