Chris LeMon, organizer of the Stockholm Rock Out festival — which was scheduled to take place April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Gamla Tryckeriet in Alvik, Sweden — has released the following statement:
"Due to the volcano and flight situation over Europe, today we have together with our artists decided to postpone the two-day Stockholm Rock Out to September 10 and September 11.
"We are truly sorry for this but this is out of our control. We can't wait 'till the day before the show and then find out that some of the bands and visitors can't make it here.
"Already confirmed for September 10-11 are GREAT WHITE, KEEL and PRETTY BOY FLOYD and more will come soon (KIX will come to Sweden in October; more info to follow).
"But a volcano cant stop a Rock Out, so on May 1 we will have a one-day Rock Out with TIGERTAILZ, XYZ, CRASHDIET, VAINS OF JENNA, NASTY IDOLS, CHRIS LANEY, FATAL SMILE plus more that will be announced soon. (XYZ and TIGERTAILZ, of course, depends on the flight conditions).
"For all of you that have bought a ticket, whether it's a one-day or two-day ticket, these are valid for the September show and you are also welcome to the show on May 1st for FREE if you bring your ticket. So three nights instead of two. If you come for the September dates, you will also get a special limited t-shirt for free at the entrance on September 10th but, of course, if you can't make it in September you will get a refund until April 30. Just contact Tickster support and they will assist you. We will also release a new ticket for the show on May 1. These will on pre-sale cost 260 SEK + service fee and at the door 350 SEK and for May 1. The age limit is changed to 13+.
"So once again, our apologies for this situation, but please support us and come and Rock Out with us on May 1 and September 10-11.
"The pre-show is still on for the 29th of April, but change of venue to Harry B. James, and release party and show by Chris Laney."
For more information, visit www.sthlmrockout.com.