The band was scheduled to hit the stage at Party in the Pasture in Mechanic Falls on Saturday (15Aug15), but the power at the venue went out shortly before the stars' set.

The concert would have marked the first time the band had performed in the New England region since 2003, when a fire from a pyrotechnics display at a gig in West Warwick, Rhode Island, claimed the lives of 100 people, including guitarist Ty Longley.

Speaking about the tragedy two weeks prior to the cancelled show, Russell said, "There's people that are still devastated - I'm one of them.

"I've got a lot of friends I can't just pick up the phone and call, and their numbers are still in my phone. And I don't want to erase them. I still cry, you know? Like 10 times a month, just bawling. I miss my friends, you know?"

In 2008, the band agreed to pay $1 million (£625,000) to survivors and families of the victims of the blaze, which became the fourth deadliest fire in U.S. history.