London Shows Shelved In Aftermath Of Terrorist Attacks

Stars including EWAN McGREGOR, VAL KILMER, DAVID SCHWIMMER, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE PRODIGY and SUM 41 have all called off performances in London tonight (07JUL05), following a series of terrorist attacks in the British capital this morning.

Three bombs on London underground trains and a blast aboard a bus are confirmed to have so far claimed at least 33 lives and injured over 350 others.

As a result, almost all of London's stage plays have been shelved, including the McGregor-starring GUYS AND DOLLS at the Piccadilly Theatre; Schwimmer's SOME GIRL(S) at the Gielgud Theatre; and Kilmer's THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE at the Playhouse Theatre.

Sum 41 have cancelled a performance at the Astoria and NATE JAMES has shelved a gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. The Prodigy's concert at Brixton Academy has also been called off.

Rockers Queens Of The Stone Age were scheduled to play two gigs in the capital tonight - one at Somerset House and one at Koko. Both have been postponed and an announcement about rescheduling the Somerset House gig is due to be made next week (begs11JUL05).

It is currently unconfirmed whether QUEEN and REM will play huge open air concerts in Hyde Park tomorrow (08JUL05) and Saturday (09JUL05) respectively.

A statement on Queen's website reads: "At present, the Queen camp are being advised as to what they should do."

08/07/2005 12:55

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Tags: Ewan McGregor - Val Kilmer - David Schwimmer - Prodigy - Guys and Dolls - Nate James - Queen - REM

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