Taylor Swift sent her love to her Thailand fans when she was forced to cancel an upcoming concert on June 9, 2014 in Bangkok, due to a coup d’etat. Confused as to what this means exactly?
The country came under military rule last week following a government overthrow last Thursday. Promoter BEC-Tero announced that the June 9 concert was canceled “due to recent events in Thailand,” per The Associated Press. Taylor, who is in the middle of the Asia leg of her “Red Tour,” was disappointed about missing out on her Thailand debut.
“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,” BEC-Tero adds. “We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”
Taylor Swift took to her Twitter account to apologize to her fans saying, “I’m sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I’m so sad about the concert being canceled.”
Guitar guru Eric Clapton had to cancel a show in Bangkok back in February for similar reasons. Several other promoters have had to do the same; canceling or postponing appearances in Thailand due to political protests and the military coup.
Taylor Swift plans to be back on the road May 30 with scheduled stops in China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore where she will carry out the remainder of her Asia leg of her tour.
A curfew has reportedly been imposed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Thailand following the political unrest last week.
No doubt Ms. Swift is feeling a bout of guilt, rarely canceling any of her appearances let alone her concert performances. Here’s to hoping her Thailand fans get a chance to experience her music once political conditions become better.
Taylor Swift Sends Love to Thailand Fans After Concert Canceled