Ukrainian metal band Jinjer have been granted permission to leave the country to hit the road for a European tour.
It comes after the band were forced to previously pull out of their support slot on Slipknot‘s 2022 Knotfest Roadshow following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Announcing the tour, the band said via Twitter: “We are very honoured to announce that together with the help of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, we have successfully been granted permission to travel abroad as ambassadors of our country to raise funds and awareness about the war raging back home.
“This is a huge honour for us as a band and as citizens. We will do our part to make sure that this war stops as soon as possible! Come support, dance and scream your hearts out for Ukraine!”
Jinjer also unveiled a new video, which you can watch above, for their 2021 track ‘Call Me A Symbol’, which begins with the message: “This video marks the 105th day of Russian invasion of Ukraine. How many more days and nights will our people have to suffer this horrible war?”
The band will play their first date at the Greenfield Festival in Switzerland tomorrow (June 10) and carry on with a series of shows which will wrap up at the Elbriot Festival in Hamburg, Germany on August 20.
We are very honored to announce that together with the help of the Ukrainian Ministry Of Culture, that we have successfully been granted permission to travel abroad as ambassadors of our country to raise funds and awareness about the war raging back home. 💙💛 #jinjer pic.twitter.com/h6nTETSmlE
— JINJER (@jinjerofficial) June 8, 2022
They will also support Bullet For My Valentine on their UK tour which kicks off next February, tickets for which can be purchased here.
Jinjer will play:
JUNE 10 – Interlaken, Greenfield Festival 11 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock Festival 17 – Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting 18 – Copenhagen, Copenhell 19 – Clisson, Hellfest Open Air 24 – Oslo, Tons of Rock 26 – Spalene Porici, Basinfire Fest 29 – Lisbon, Lisboa Ao Vivo 30 – Barcelona, Rockfest Barcelona
JULY 1 – Viveiro, Resurrection Fest 3 – Helsinki, Tuska Festival 8 – Ballenstedt, Rockharz Open Air 15 – Gävle, Gefle Metal Festival 16 – Bornhöved, Blizzarrrd Rock Festival 24 – Selestat, Rock Your Brain Festival 27 – Tolmin, Metaldays Festival
AUGUST 4 – Kostrzyn Nad Odrą, Pol’and’rock Festival 5 – Villena, Leyendas Del Rock Festival 6 – Saint Maurice De Gourdans, Sylak Open Air 7 – Gdansk, Ergo Arena W/ Slipknot 10 – Josefov, Brutal Assault 13 – Walton-on-trent, Bloodstock Open Air 19 – Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze Open Air 20 – Hamburg, Elbriot Festival