The Jakarta Post
Japanese 'kawaii' metal band Babymetal. The band has also cancelled shows in other countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan. (instagram.com/babymetal_official/File)
Japanese kawaii (cute) metal band Babymetal announced Friday the cancelation of its Jakarta concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The band said in October last year that it would perform in the capital city on March 29 as part of Galaxy World Tour in Asia. The show was then rescheduled until further notice in early March following the outbreak.
The band also canceled concerts in Bangkok on March 22, Kuala Lumpur on March 27 and Taipei on April 3.
“Adjustments to postpone all headline shows were considered. However, for the safety and protection of touring crew, fans and everyone else around the world, we have reached this difficult decision to cancel the dates altogether,” read the statement on Babymetal’s website.
Refund details for the Jakarta concert are not yet available, while the band suggested ticket holders contact promoter Beatnation.Asia.
Founded in 2010, Babymetal blends Japanese pop and heavy metal. The band, which consists of singers Su-Metal and Moametal with backing band Kami Band, performed in Jakarta in 2013 as part of Japanese pop culture event Anime Festival Asia. (wir/wng)
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