The Jakarta Post
Ari Staprans 'Lauv' Leff poses at the iHeart Radio Music Awards on March 14, 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, United States. (Shutterstock.com/Kathy Hutchins/File )
The concert of American musician Lauv in Jakarta, scheduled for Friday, has been canceled.
The announcement was made on Thursday morning by promoter PK Entertainment on Instagram.
“Due to the recent events in Jakarta, the Lauv concert scheduled for May 24th at Tennis Indoor Senayan has been canceled.”
“Lauv holds the safety and comfort of his fans and touring staff as paramount and sends his deepest apologies. On behalf of the artist and all involved, we apologize for any inconvenience. We are actively looking for a date for Lauv to return to Jakarta,” it said.
The singer also posted stories on his Instagram and a video on Twitter, saying, "It breaks my heart, but I love you, guys. I just got to make sure everybody's safe and my entire team is safe. I'm going to be rescheduling the show as soon as I possibly can."
"Once again, I'm so sorry, guys. It breaks my heart to do this and I hope everybody's okay. I love you guys so much and I'll see you as soon as I can."
so sorry jakarta, i promise to come back soon 💙 pic.twitter.com/3BVmNtDJlF— lauv (@lauvsongs) May 23, 2019
The promoter said that information about ticket refunds will be available on lauvjakarta.com.
Tickets had been sold out months prior to the concert. In a recent interview with The Jakarta Post, Lauv stated: “The fact that I’m flying all the way over to Indonesia and I have sold out a show is something that I don’t take for granted for a second. It’s going to be such a special night, I’m so excited.”
This May, Lauv is traveling to Asia as part of his Asia Tour 2019, starting in Mumbai on May 13 and finishing up in Tokyo on May 30.
On Tuesday evening, election protests turned violent in Central Jakarta, escalating to riots in Tanah Abang and Petamburan on Wednesday. (wng)