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European fans of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel will not be seeing him in the next few days as expected due to the cancellation of shows he was scheduled to appear on, as he did not receive a visa from the United Kingdom High Commission in Jamaica.
Vybz Kartel's first scheduled show which was to be held last Saturday in Lahr, Germany, was cancelled and he also missed the Rotterdam Reggae Festival which took place on Easter Sunday at the Ahoy.
Among the other shows he will miss as a result include Rockers Rockers Rockers Festival which was to be held on April 28, at Theatre de Verdure in Nice, France, another show on April 29 at U-Club in Wuppertal, Germany, and another alongside Shawn Storm and Popcaan on April 30 at Livelloundiciottavi in Lecce, Italy.
According to reggae website reggaeville.com an official statement about the cancellation of the tour in Germany read:
'Due to the fact that the artiste Vybz Kartel did not receive his visa from the UK High Commission in Jamaica, he won't be in Europe again this week! We will try and reschedule his tour for June, 2011, when he will be touring both the UK and Europe. We are very sorry for this massive disappointment, and inconvenience to all dancehall fans, and most importantly, "Vybz Kartel" fans.'