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London Terrorist Bombings Cause Concerts, Theatrical Cancellations

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Due to the July 7 terrorist bombings in central London where more than 50 people have been confirmed dead, all West End theatrical shows have been cancelled and concerts either cancelled or postponed.

Queens of the Stone Age at Somerset House has been postponed. Somerset House and the bands' management are in discussion about re-scheduling the date, and an announcement will be made early next week. The rest of the Somerset House Series is unaffected at this time.

High profile gigs by Queen with Paul Rodgers and R.E.M. scheduled for July 8 and 9th at Hyde Park have been postponed until July 15 and 16 respectively.

Maceo Parker's planned final show at the Jazz Café on July 7 has been postponed until November 28.

The first of Blue's three-night run at Wembley Arena Pavilion, which was to start July 7, has been cancelled, but the remaining two shows will go on as scheduled. It is not clear whether the first show will be rescheduled.

Other shows affected are the Prodigy at London Carling Brixton, Sum 41 at Astoria, El Presidente at The Underbelly in Hoxton, and Nate James at Shepherd's Bush Empire.
— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner