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Darius Syrossian forced to cancel US show due to President Trump's travel ban

"Do not let these new restrictions ruin our right to have a great party"

  • Dave Turner
  • 8 February 2017
Darius Syrossian forced to cancel US show due to President Trump's travel ban

Darius Syrossian has had to pull out of a show in the United States.

The DJ was born in Iranian capital Tehran, meaning he was initially prohibited from travelling to the US under Trump's travel ban. Although now lifted, the president is looking to have it reinstated which meant Syrossian and San Francisco club Halcyon agreed he should be replaced as a precaution.

Canadian DJ Carlo Lio will step in for him at the California debut of Do Not Sleep on February 18, playing a five-hour back-to-back with Nathan Barato.

Syrossian said: "Although I am a British Citizen, passport holder, and the holder of a US work permit, I was born in Tehran. Due to the current changing rules surrounding entry allowances, my travel may be subject to serious problems when I arrive in the USA. As such I cannot commit to any bookings in America during this time.

"Music is something that brings people of all races and cultures together. To me it’s about love for one and all. I am not going to let this put me off travelling to America. Do not let these new restrictions ruin our right to have a great party! The 'orange turnip’ will not be able to stop me."

He hopes to be able to play his planned shows in Miami next month and said he'll reschedule other dates for later in the year.

Dave Clarke has refused to play in the US while Trump is running the country and Robert Henke cancelled his shows due to the anti-immigration policy.

Check out our list of Iranian DJs you need to know about.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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