Taylor Swift cancels Thailand concert because of 'recent events'
Taylor Swift canceled her concert in Thailand following the coup d'etat that placed the country under military rule. Taylor Swift tweeted that she is 'sending my love to the fans in Thailand' and that she is 'so sad about the concert being canceled.'
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Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week after a coup d'etat.
Concert promoter BEC-Tero announced Tuesday on its website that the concert was canceled "due to recent events in Thailand." It didn't elaborate but called the move "a difficult decision for all parties."
The concert in Bangkok would have been the night of June 9. The country is under a nighttime curfew, though it's loosely enforced.
"I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand," Swift tweeted." I'm so sad about the concert being canceled."
The American singer-songwriter has other performances throughout Asia during her current Red Tour.
Several other international performers have canceled or postponed appearances in Thailand during the recent months of political protests and the coup carried out last Thursday.
Swift released her latest album, “Red,” in 2012. The work received nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at that year’s Grammy Awards, among other honors. The singer told UPI that her next album would most likely be released near the end of 2014.
Her previous albums include her self-titled 2006 debut, the 2008 album “Fearless,” and 2010’s “Speak Now.”
Swift was recently nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the American Country Music Awards, which were held this past April, and won in the Video of the Year category with Keith Urban and Tim McGraw for their song “Highway Don’t Care.”
The artist will star in the upcoming film “The Giver,” which will be released in August and is based on Lois Lowry’s novel about a dystopian society and also stars “Maleficent” actor Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, and Meryl Streep. Swift previously acted in the films “Valentine’s Day,” which was released in 2010, and the 2012 film “The Lorax” as well as guest-starring on the Fox TV comedy “New Girl.”