American rockers Tenacious D have cut short their European tour after the start of military action in Iraq.

The musical duo, actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass, were due to move from the UK to Scandinavia this week (ends23MAR03) for a television promo and in-store appearances. But they cancelled the move last night (19MAR03) over safety fears, after the allied attack on the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A spokesperson for the group said they had listened to their families' fears and returned to America.

Industry sources predict Tenacious D won't be alone. The band's label Sony are said to be "keen" to keep major stars out of harm's way and other labels are expected to share the same view.

  23/04/2003 13:32