James Blunt's Bangkok concert has been cancelled

James Blunt’s Bangkok concert has been cancelled

It’s a huge bummer when an artist announces a concert in your city eight months ahead only to cancel it two weeks before the big day.

That’s what happened to James Blunt’s fans in Thailand last Friday as ticketing agent Thai Ticket Major sent them an email about the Bangkok show cancellation.

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The show, part of Blunt’s The Afterlove Tour, was slated for Tuesday, March 27 at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.

No reason was specified in the said email, only that refunds will be made within 15 working days to those who purchased tickets by cash and within two statements for card payments.

Fans hoping for explanation from James Blunt, promoter UG Live and local partner VIJI Corp will be disappointed to be greeted with silence in their respective social media pages. When contacted, VIJI Corp told AsiaLive365 to wait for information from UG Live. We will update this piece once we hear back from the Hong Kong-based promoter.

Bangkok is not the only show to be called off last week. The “You’re Beautiful” singer also cancelled his April 9 concert in the Indian city of Bengaluru due to “the failure of the promoter to enact contract terms,” according to The Times of India.

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“In due course we hope to find another partner to promote a show in India so that we can play to our loyal fans,” Blunt’s statement reads.

The remaining dates in Asia will go ahead as scheduled. Blunt will perform in Singapore on March 23 and Malaysia on March 25, followed by five more shows in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.


Update (4.30pm): James Blunt addressed the cancellation on Facebook, saying “I’m really sorry to hear that my show in Bangkok has been cancelled. It’s not what I would have wanted as I love the city, and I was looking forward to playing to my fans there.”

He added, “The promoter has said: ‘All refunds will be honored. Tickets purchased via internet or phone will automatically be credited. All other tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.'”

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