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Volbeat left fans at their concert in Belfast, Ireland last night (October 3) very upset after ending their set after just one song.

After opening with “Pelvis on Fire,” the band exited the stage. Per one fan’s account on Twitter, Volbeat played 30 seconds of the song before singer Michael Poulsen walked off stage followed by the rest of the band. They then tried to start the set over about ten minutes later but left the stage shortly there after, and then the show was announced as canceled.

The band explained themselves in the following statement:

“We in Volbeat want to extend our most heartfelt apologies for having to cancel tonight’s show in Belfast. As many of you know, Michael 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. We’re gutted that we weren’t able to perform for you tonight, but we will be back to reschedule the show as soon as we possibly can.”

Volbeat is scheduled to perform a show tonight in Dublin. As of now, the show is expected to go on as scheduled.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.