Frankie Valli Cancels Thailand

Sixties doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a concert in Bangkok scheduled for this week because of Thailand’s political unrest.

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Promoter BEC-Tero Entertainment PCL says that Wednesday’s performance was scrapped because of difficulties associated with the unrest and for the safety of the audience.

The concert was to be held at a venue close to a site where protesters have been demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Violence has marred some of the protests, leading to nine deaths since November. Two explosions wounded 28 people in Bangkok on Sunday.

The promoter said concerts by other visiting artists, including Avril Lavigne in February and Eric Clapton and Bruno Mars, both in March, are still on schedule.