The classic Japanese metal band, Loudness, was denied entry into the United States Tuesday night after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport due to the new immigration policies from the Trump administration.
Loudness was scheduled to appear at Reggie's Rock Club Wednesday along with local acts Ironfinger, Pipe and Hessler.
The rest of the band's U.S. tour has been canceled.
In a statement on the venue's website, Reggie's detailed as much information as is currently known:
"Due to the new strict policies the US government has placed on foreigners entering the country, Loudness was denied entry into the United States and sent back home this morning. All shows on the US tour are canceled. Refunds for Wednesday’s show will be issued at original point of sale."
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Reggie's owner, Robby Glick said he spoke to the band's PR rep who cited an issue with "exemption papers," which were acceptable for entry the last time the band visited the U.S., but denied this time around.
"It's a little bit harder," says Glick. "I don't know if it's a product of the administration or if Loudness was flying by the seat of their pants, but there is a difference since our new president came in."
Ironfinger, Pipe and Hessler are still scheduled to play a free show 8 p.m. Wednesday.