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Jakarta Post

NERD cancels Jakarta gig after KL mess

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 23 2009   /  09:31 am

US hip-hop group NERD (No one Ever Really Dies) have cancelled their Jakarta concert following an unpleasant experience in Malaysia, concert organizers announced Sunday, just hours before the concert’s scheduled start. Java Festival Production and Urbanite-Sinjitos said NERD had called off their Jakarta gig after Malaysian authorities questioned them and took their passports following their show Saturday at the Sunburst KL International Music Festival. Resanda from Java said NERD members Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley did not
want the same thing happening in Jakarta. Earlier, NERD’s Malaysian promoter had twice requested a permit for the group to perform in Malaysia, but authorities had rejected both requests, saying the way the group members dressed was obscene. Even without a permit, NERD still performed. The authorities did not stop the s...