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Live Nation says it will not do business or promote shows in Russia 

Live Nation has said it will not do business with Russia or promote shows in the country.

The condemnation from the live entertainment company comes after Russia invaded Ukraine last week, which has led to an international uproar with sanctions put in place by the UK, Europe and the US.

In a tweet, the company said: “Live Nation joins the world in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and applauds all the musicians who are using their voices to promote peace.”

The statement is accompanied by a picture which reads: “We will not promote shows in Russia. We will not do business with Russia.”

Live entertainment and venue management company ASM Global has also condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In a statement issued to sister site TheStadiumBusiness.com, ASM Global said:  “ASM Global stands with the people of Ukraine and condemns Russia’s actions. We fervently support a community’s right to freedom. Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, their families and loved ones all around the globe.”

International sporting bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA and UEFA have also banned Russian teams and athletes from competing across a number of sports, as well as cancelling events in the country.

Today (Thursday), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating at the Beijing Paralympic Games.

You can read the full story on TheStadiumBusiness.com.

Former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, and bands Green Day and Franz Ferdinand are among the international artists to have pulled shows from Russia.

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