Volbeat walked off stage during their first song Thursday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
They were playing “Pelvis on Fire” when they stopped in mid-song and walked off, leaving the crowd puzzled as to what was going on until the announcement was made that the show had been canceled.
The band posted a note on Facebook saying, “Michael [Poulsen] has been having some throat issues and we ran into multiple technical issues on stage that prevented the band from being able to hear each other play. While he has mostly recovered his voice at this point, it was decided that had he continued to play the show this way he would have risked blowing out his voice again and having to cancel even more shows.” They plan to reschedule as soon as possible.
Fans who attended the show were not happy about the last-minute cancellation, leaving hundreds of comments slamming the band for not postponing earlier.
— Dave Newman (@davenewmandave) October 3, 2019