Changes: Maroon 5, The Who, Bon Jovi
Maroon 5 fans in Daegu, South Korea, found themselves staring into the abyss that is disappointment during the weekend when they were told just hours before show time that Maroon 5 was postponing its Saturday night gig schedule for the Daegu Stadium Soccer field so that frontman Adam Levine could deal with neck pains.
Maroon 5 will now play Daegu Thursday, Sept. 10. The band’s Sept. 9 performance in Seoul is expected to take place as planned.
“The artists and staff tried very hard to prepare for [the concert] until the day before on Friday, but it seemed problematic to proceed with the show given vocalist Adam Levine’s next issues,” organizers said, according to Korea Portal.
A photo of Levine sporting a neck brace was posted to Maroon 5’s Instagram account, along with the message that the pic was “purely for your sympathy.”
Fans of The Who are also feeling disappointment’s mighty sting. The legendary rock band has postponed the first four dates on its fall tour so that singer Roger Daltrey can recover from an “unspecified virus.”
Dates to be rescheduled include the tour opener in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center originally planned for Sept. 14, along with Anaheim at the Honda Center (Sept. 16), Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Sept. 19) and Los Angeles at Staples Center (Sept. 21).
Las Vegas is the victim of a Who double-whammy. Although the band promises to reschedule the Sept. 19 gig, The Who’s Sept. 18 performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Officials in China have reportedly canceled Bon Jovi’s first-ever shows in that country. The band was scheduled to play Shanghai Sept. 14; Beijing Sept. 19 and Macau Sept. 25-26.
But officials in China have reportedly scrubbed the Shanghai and Beijing shows. While no official reason was given for the change in plans, the cancelations might have something to do with the Bon Jovi’s 2010 concert in Taiwan where the band performed in front video backdrop that included a photo of the Dalai Lama, according to Financial Times.
Bon Jovi is the latest act to be banned from China for supposedly supporting the Dalai Lama. Bjork was supposedly “banned for life” after she chanted, “Tibet, Tibet” during while performing in Shanghai in 2008. Linkin Park was reportedly banned from the country after officials learned that the band members were photographed with the Dalai Lama during a youth media conference in Los Angeles in 2011. Earlier this year Chinese officials banned Maroon 5 from performing in the country after a band member tweeted birthday greetings to the Dalai Lama.