This story is not exactly about Finnish music, but it is so surprisingly strange that we cannot help posting it. Shock rock godfather Alice Cooper was scheduled to play at Tampere Arena next December, but the show has been canceled due to the most surprising reasons.
After the show was announced and tickets were about to go on sale, the venue owner Harri Wiherkoski found out what the Alice Cooper show is about and decided he would not hire his venue for such a satanic show that conflicts with the venue’s Christian-based policies that specifies that no artists may perform there who ‘incite evil and the power of darkness’. Apparently, the show would piss off The Lutheran-based charismatic revivalist group Nokia Mission and others that use Tampere Arena for their events.
The show will take place in Espoo on December 11 instead. Tickets go on sale tomorrow through the usual outlets.