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Plenty of touring DJs and bands have been nervously awaiting the impact of Donald Trump’s travel ban on their ability to freely tour the US and earn a living.

One of the first DJs to be affected by Trump’s travel ban is Darius Syrossian, who has been forced to cancel and up-and-coming US date because he was born in Tehran.

Darius 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.”

Darius Syrossian has been forced to cancel his appearance Halcyon nightclub in San Francisco on February 18, due to the ongoing effects of President Trump’s travel ban.

Syrossian’s team is hopeful they’ll be able to sort out the situation in time for this year’s Winter Music Conference – but felt February’s Do Not Sleep show in San Francisco was just too close to guarantee his appearance.

“I am not going to let this put me off travelling to America. Do Not Sleep at Halycon SF on Saturday, February 18 will continue as planned, with my man Carlo Lio taking the reins and doing an almighty 5 hour b2b set with Nathan Barato, all night long.”

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.