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2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

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2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:06 am


March 16, 2014 - Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, Recinto Ferial - Feria de Texcoco, Mexico City, Mexico
Setlist:
Concert has not been played yet.

Date:
March 16, 2014.

Venue:
Hell & Heaven Metal Fest, Recinto Ferial - Feria de Texcoco.

Location:
Guadalajara, Mexico.

Line-up:
Axl Rose: Vocals and piano
Richard Fortus: Rhythm guitar
Bumblefoot: Lead guitar
Dj Ashba: Lead guitar
Tommy Stinson: Bass
Frank Ferrer: Drums
Dizzy Reed: Keyboards
Chris Pitman: Keyboards.

Info:
This festival was cancelled by Mexican authorities.

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Next concert:.
Previous concert:.





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Re: 2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Soulmonster on Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:12 am

According to the same source that told us about a South American tour in 2014 the band would play 2-3 new songs in 2014, too. Who believe there will be any new, original songs played at this show?

Personally I am sceptical.
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Re: 2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Uli on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:22 am

@Soulmonster wrote:Who believe there will be any new, original songs played at this show?


As this is a "festival" crowd, I would guess it'll be a more "hits" oriented setlist, maybe one new song, if at all...
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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:08 pm

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican state's decision to cancel a two-day heavy metal concert with top bands like Kiss, Twisted Sister and Guns 'N Roses is drawing fire from fans and organizers, who say they suspect that political motives, corruption or discrimination are behind the move.

The Mexico state government says the March 15-16 "Hell and Heaven Metal Fest" concert planned for a fairground just east of Mexico City did not have adequate safety plans, posing a risk to concert-goers. The web pages of all three of the metal bands still showed the concert on their tour schedules.

The state sent about 300 riot police to surround the fairgrounds Friday in the township of Texcoco. The state civil defense office, and its federal counterpart, said in a statement that it had cancelled the organizers' plans "for 70,000 to 80,000 people and 50 musical groups, because safety conditions for potential concert-goers were not ensured." It cited a lack of fire safety and evacuation plans, and inadequate planning for fireworks.

But concert organizers noted that the same fairgrounds are used each year for the Texcoco International Horse Fair, which is essentially a big concert drawing crowds nearly as large, with groups that perform songs directly related to violence, like narco corridos, which celebrate the exploits of drug cartel leaders.

For decades in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, the Mexican government effectively blocked most outdoor rock concerts, apparently fearful of gatherings of rebellious youth. But in Mexico, it is drug cartel violence that has cost tens of thousands of lives in recent years.

The town of Texcoco is governed by the leftist Citizens' Movement party and still supports the Metal Fest. Town spokesman Francisco Vazquez said he believes the state government, which is in the hands of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, may have cancelled the concert for political reasons.

"I can't rule that out," said Vazquez. "This is discrimination against Texcoco."

But lingering suspicion of heavy metal in socially conservative Mexico may have played a role.

Texcoco market vendor Juan Portugues told the Milenio television network that local residents were leery of the festival. "We think that this event, this metal event, will be attended by a certain type of people, gangs will come."

Juan Carlos Guerrero, the spokesman for the concert organizers, said "I don't know if this is discrimination against the metal community, I couldn't prove that's the case, but there are some things that make you wonder, and one is that massive 'grupero' (another northern Mexico genre) concerts have been held in Texcoco, with as many as 200,000 people."

Another of the concert's organizers, Javier Castaneda, vowed the show would go on. "This is not a question of discrimination against heavy metal, it is more about political and financial interests," said Castaneda.

Source: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/mar/07/mexico-stops-heavy-metal-concert-draws-fire/
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Re: 2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Uli on Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:36 am

For decades in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, the Mexican government effectively blocked most outdoor rock concerts, apparently fearful of gatherings of rebellious youth. But in Mexico, it is drug cartel violence that has cost tens of thousands of lives in recent years.

You can only shake your head in disbelief...  Doh! 
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Post by Uli on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:13 pm

If it has been officially cancelled, it seems like the bands have not been informed about it, as GNR tweeted this (also on FB):

L.A. sky photo by @katbenzova Next stop Mexico City Hell And Heaven Festival



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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:43 am

Yes, I am mighty confused. That's why I haven't closed this thread yet. It seems like it is still very possible the show will happen.
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Re: 2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Uli on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 pm

It might still happen...

Here is said:
Update – The organizers of the festival have stated on Facebook that they will reveal a new location for the event shortly...
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-guns-n-roses-mexico-concert/


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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:38 am

@Uli wrote:It might still happen...

Here is said:

Update – The organizers of the festival have stated on Facebook that they will reveal a new location for the event shortly...

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-guns-n-roses-mexico-concert/


That was exactly what I was hoping for!
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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:21 pm

Bumblefoot states it is cancelled :/
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Re: 2014.03.16 - Heaven & Hell Metal Fest, Mexico - CANCELLED

Post by Uli on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:09 pm

Oh well, big "Thank you" to the Mexican authorities...  Evil or Very Mad   hoeuhlet 
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