Tour Talk: Bangkok concert cancelled

Sad news today, Taylor Nation.

I’m going to go with the official statement from TaylorSwift.com:

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.

Ticket holders are able to refund their tickets for this special event at all ThaiTicketMajor branches during normal business hours from May 29th, 2014 at 10.00 hrs. until June 30th, 2014. For further information, please contact Thaiticketmajor call center at 02 262 3838.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

– TaylorSwift.com

Update! New concert added for June 9th in Singapore with 1,000 seats reserved for Thai fans! More details here.

Thailand’s political climate does not make a Taylor Swift concert a priority at the moment. After a military coup took over government, public demonstrations on the streets protesting the regime have been severely suppressed and personal liberties are being restricted. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the people of Thailand. You can read more at CBC.ca.

(Photo: Larry Busacca/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Larry Busacca/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • May 30: The RED Tour in Shanghai, China at Mercedes-Benz Arena. More information.
  • June 1: The RED Tour in Tokyo, Japan at Saitama Super Arena. More Information.
  • June 4: The 2014 CMT Music Awards.
  • June 4: The RED Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia at MEIS (Mata Elang International Stadium). More Information.

(Sources: TaylorSwift.comCBC.ca)