The FT reports that companies including Live Nation, who bring many acts to Finland, are carefully considering how to proceed in the wake of the sanctions list. Gennadi Timchenko and Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, who own the arena through the Arena Events Oy company, are all on the sanctions list.
Concerts by Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and others are at risk of cancellation if Live Nation’s lawyers conclude that they can no longer work with the Arena. Legal experts told the FT that if the company still needs to make any payments to the Arena, they would need special permission from the US Treasury.
This is just beyond ridiculous! Thanks US!