Taylor Swift Cancels Bangkok Concert
By ZACH SEEMAYER
May 27, 2014
Country crooner Taylor Swift has cancelled her sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand due to a military coup d'etat that took place this past week.
The cancellation was announced by concert promoters BEC-Tero, who posted an official statement on their website which read: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert in Bangkok scheduled for Monday June 9, 2014 has been cancelled. This has been a difficult decision for all parties. Taylor, AEG, BEC Tero and 13 Management all express regret and sincere apologies to the fans in Thailand….We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding."
The 24-year-old Red singer later tweeted an apology to her fans, writing:
I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being canceled.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 27, 2014
The political upheaval in Thailand reached a tipping point last week when the military overthrew the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and enacted a 10 p.m. curfew across the country. They also prohibited international news organizations from entering or reporting from the country.
However, Swift will continue the Asia leg of her Red tour. She is set to play in Shanghai, China on May 30, followed by concerts in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and finally Singapore on June 12.
There's been quite a few concert cancellations from artists lately. Both Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez have canceled some shows, and most recently, Paul McCartney postponed some of his Japan tour dates due to an illness.
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