Saxon, which is in the process of working on a new album, has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the band’s previously announced Metal Open Air appearance:
“Saxon is sad to announce that they have to cancel the performance at Metal Open Air in Sao Luis Brazil due to a serious breach of contract by the promoters. Having waited since march the 15th for the fee to arrive as of Friday 2pm no money has arrived.
“No explanation has been given and Saxon feel being treated with little respect. We left in the situation today and the band with their bags packed and ready to leave but it is impossible to travel all the way with at least some of the fee!
“We are really sorry for all our fans there but we are sure that you all can understand that people have to working in a professional way and fulfill their contractual obligations! We are trying to come back to Brazil next year on our world tour and do a special show for the people in that area.”