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Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok concert after coup

May. 27, 2014 4:11 AM EDT

Taylor Swift Forced to Cancel Thailand Show After Coup
BANGKOK (AP) - 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.

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Jkarlockuup May 27 2014 at 6:45 AM

Whats to discuss ??? Right thing to do..Safty first !! :-)

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john&jan May 27 2014 at 6:50 AM

very smart.

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rrtallon May 27 2014 at 7:30 AM

Right. Why run into a hornets nest?

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gkfrog May 27 2014 at 8:28 AM

She ain't dumb.

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Larry May 27 2014 at 1:50 PM

good lets keep taylor safe an sound

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mestranger2all Larry May 28 2014 at 11:01 AM

i get it i see what you did

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b515 May 27 2014 at 10:27 AM

A great day for Bangkok.

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mestranger2all b515 May 28 2014 at 11:02 AM

Why you have to insult such a talented performer let me guess you like Miley Cirus

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Jo Jo, sr May 27 2014 at 12:13 PM

Very Smart girl. And BTW, Bangkok? Seriously?

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American 1st Jo Jo, sr May 28 2014 at 7:28 AM

Yes, JoJo, she is loved worldwide. That's more than a lot of "today's" entertainers can say.

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mestranger2all American 1st May 28 2014 at 11:08 AM

That's cause she has a true connection with her fans and has gone out of her way to show her appreciation. I forget what she she had done when asked to the prom by a fan but she was on tour but some how made it up to him . She was also invited to ones wedding i believe but couldn't make the wedding but did send a gift. She has made her fans her priority and she hates letting them down i also like her music that helps to be loved around the world

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Richard May 27 2014 at 9:26 AM

Cancellation was not a political statement, just logistics. With a 10pm curfew her concert would have to end at 8:30pm for anyone to get home before curfew time. The concert stage and seating would also have to be dismantled and removed before 10pm.

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mestranger2all Richard May 28 2014 at 11:11 AM

Yea cause the mere fact that the country is under Marshall Law had no influence in the decision. Nations under Marshall Law are safe and fun places to visit if you like being possibly arrested and detained unconditionally. Logistics were definitely the riding factor

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bwaymike May 27 2014 at 8:03 AM

Oh, no...now she'll write a song about it. Broke her little heart just like Harry, Jake and all the rest.

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jefferypsegall May 27 2014 at 10:00 AM

Jeez...hoping they would keep her...but then they have more ladyboys than they know what to do with...

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DAVID jefferypsegall May 27 2014 at 8:08 PM

i wonder what you look like!

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