Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok concert after coup

Taylor Swift performing in London in February. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS
Taylor Swift performing in London in February. Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift has cancelled a sold-out concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week after a coup.

Concert promoter BEC-Tero announced Tuesday on its website that the concert was cancelled “due to recent events in Thailand”. It didn’t elaborate but called the move “a difficult decision for all parties”.

The concert in Bangkok would have been the night of June 9. The country is under a night-time curfew though it’s loosely enforced.

“I’m sending my love to the fans in Thailand,” Swift tweeted.” I’m so sad about the concert being cancelled.”

The American singer-songwriter has other performances throughout Asia during her current Red Tour.

Several other international performers have cancelled or postponed appearances in Thailand during the recent months of political protests and the coup carried out last Thursday.

Published: May 27, 2014 04:00 AM

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