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Concerts of the Splin group, scheduled for late September – early October 2022, have been canceled in several cities of Russia at once.
On September 19, messages appeared on VKontakte about the postponement “for technical reasons” to the spring of 2023 of the Spleen concerts in Cherepovets on September 27 (postponed to April 9), in Yaroslavl on September 28 (postponed to April 10), in Vladimir on September 30 (postponed to April 12) and in Nizhny Novgorod on October 1 (postponed to April 13). There were no comments from the band regarding the changes to the concert tour schedule.
Earlier it was reported about the cancellation of Splin’s performances in Volgograd, Svetlogorsk, Ufa, Perm, Tula, as well as in Moscow at the Music with a Strong Character festival.
On August 20, speaking at the Chernozem festival in Voronezh, Splin leader Alexander Vasilyev dedicated the song No Exit to the Time Machine, Aquarium, Tequilajazzz and “all the others who had to leave the country for various reasons.” After that, various politicians began to complain about Splin, who reproached the musicians for their “anti-Russian” position, and the group’s concerts began to be canceled under various pretexts.
In July, the St. Petersburg-based Fontanka published a list of Russian musicians whose performances were allegedly deemed undesirable by the authorities. It included Time Machine, Aquarium, Bi-2, Valery Meladze, Zemfira, Oksimiron, Monetochka, DDT, Noise MS – a total of 30 performers and groups.