Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Amid Military Coup
By Kevin Rutherford
A sold-out Taylor Swift concert in Thailand has been canceled following a military coup last week in the country.
According to CBS News, Swift and her camp canceled the concert, which would have occurred June 9 in the country’s capital of Bangkok, today (May 27), with promoter BEC-Tero announcing on its website that the show was nixed due to “recent events in Thailand.”
The promoter added that the option to cancel was a “difficult decision for all parties.”
Swift tweeted that she was “sending all my love to the fans in Thailand,” and that she was “so sad about the concert being canceled.”
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
Thailand underwent a coup d’etat last Thursday, with the military seizing power after months of unrest.
Under the current regime, there is a nighttime curfew being enforced in the country, which would have clashed with Swift’s concert, which was to be held at night.
Swift still plans to visit China, Japan, the Philippines and more as part of her Asian tour behind Red, starting May 30 in Shanghai and wrapping up June 12 in Singapore.