The Jakarta Post
Seungri was scheduled to perform in Osaka on March 9 and 10 and Jakarta on March 17 as part of his 'The Great Seungri Tour 2019 – The Seungri Show'. (Instagram/seungriseyo)
Seungri, a member of South Korean group Big Bang, has canceled his tour dates in Japan and Indonesia, which were set to be his last concerts before enlisting in the military.
The singer of “Where R U From” was scheduled to perform in Osaka on March 9 and 10 and in Jakarta on March 17 as part of The Great Seungri Tour 2019 – The Seungri Show. Tickets for the Jakarta concert had been sold since Feb. 14 with prices starting at Rp 1.3 million (US$92).
The promoter of the Jakarta concert, One Step Forward, did not specify the reason behind the cancellation, but it advised the VIPs, the nickname for Big Bang’s fans, to wait for further announcements and hold on to their tickets and receipts.
On Thursday, Seungri’s agency, YG Entertainment, released a statement regarding the cancellation. Aside from announcing the cancellation, it also stated that the singer and entrepreneur had approached police on Wednesday night to take part in an investigation regarding prostitution services.
“Seungri voluntarily arrived at the police station at approximately 9 p.m. yesterday and diligently participated in the police investigation regarding the suspicions for about eight hours and 30 minutes.,” said the statement, according to soompi.com.
These past months have been difficult for Seungri in more ways than one, from incidents that took place in a nightclub he is affiliated with to alleged prostitution. Regarding the latter case, The Korea Herald reported that Seungri had been accused of offering sexual favors to investors of his company. The investigation is ongoing, although his agency has published a statement saying the news is fake. (wir/kes)