Japanese experimental metal band DIR EN GREY has issued the following update:
"To all of our fans in London: We are incredibly sad and disappointed that [Friday] night's [January 30] show at Brixton Academy was canceled. In case you were unclear, it was due to a failure of the London electrical grid.
"In any case, the show will be rescheduled at a later date, and both DIR EN GREY and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE apologize to all of our fans for this unavoidable inconvenience. We know that many of you traveled very, very far to see us perform in London and stood in the cold for hours to get a good spot at the front of the stage. All of the members of DIR EN GREY and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE were very much looking forward to this show for months and are were extremely gutted not to be able to perform for our fans. Despite our best efforts, at the end of the day it was beyond our control. Our management is already working out details to bring us back to London as soon as possible to make up for this unfortunate occurrence.
"Please check back for more information and how to obtain ticket refunds on Kerrang.com from Monday, February 2. We advise all ticket holders to retain their ticket stub.
"We appreciate all of your support and very much look forward to seeing you all as soon as we can."
DIR EN GREY will release its first North American DVD, "A Knot Of", on February 3 via The End Records. The DVD follows the band through three long mettle-testing years on the road, giving fans a window into DIR EN GREY's unique world.
"A Knot Of" features:
01. Tour 2005: It Withers And Withers
02. Rock Am Ring 2005 / Rock Im Park 2005
03. Showcase Tour / Tour 06 It Withers And Withers
04. Rock Am Ring 2006 / Rock Im Park 2006
05. Tour 2005-2006 It Withers And Withers Final / Tour 2006
06. The Family Values Tour
07. Tour 2007 Inward Scream
08. Deftones U.S. Tour 2007 Summer
09. Wacken Open Air / Ankkarock Festival
10. Tour 2007 The Marrow Of A Bone
"Uroboros", the seventh full-length album from DIR EN GREY, sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD debuted at No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Uroboros" was made available in four formats: digital album; CD jewel case; deluxe limited-edition CD digipak with bonus track and DVD; and 12" LP with a digital download card included.