Rain stops play for Lordi

by Richard West-Soley 89 views

The heavens were not kind to Lordi last night, as a torrential downpour in Belgium forced the band to cancel an exclusive open-air concert at the castle of Mesen in Lede.

The event, which had been organised for the Belgian press amidst high secrecy, was intended as a promotional showcase for the band's album The Arockalypse. All started off well, as journalists were greeted by the sinister Von Hansen family, styled as distant relatives of Lordi. However, the gods were clearly not smiling on the Finnish rockers that evening, and sudden heavy rain forced a cancellation of the highly anticipated performance.

Lordi had experienced more luck earlier in the day, when they visited the city of Leuven and greeted crowds of fans eager for autographs. The band will be hoping for kinder weather – or at least good cover in bad weather -to accompany the rest of their promotional dates across Europe!

Further reports and media from the event are available at the Belgian Eurovision site belgovision.com. Click this link for an image galleryfeaturing the weird and wonderful cast of the evening,and this link for video footage at belgovision.com.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.