Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen has recently been detained by Malaysian Immigration.
Guitarist Jona Weinhofen tweeted that his band was nabbed by immigration officials right after they completed their performance last night (14th November) at KL Venue in Bukit Bintang. According to Weinhofen, the show’s organiser failed to obtain working visas for them before they performed.
For those who are not in the know, I Killed The Prom Queen is a 5-member metalcore band from Adelaide, Australia.
Formed in 2000, the band was featured prominently on the Australian live music scene and toured the US, Japan and parts of Europe several times. However, following vocalist Ed Butcher’s departure from the band, I Killed The Prom Queen broke up due to their inability to find a new vocalist.
In May 2011, the Adelaide-based band reformed for the “Destroy Music Tour” with new vocalist Jamie Hope and spent the next 2 years working on a 3rd studio album, which was released in early 2014.
Having performed at countless major gigs, they’ve finally embarked on their first Southeast Asian tour and arrived in KL yesterday for their first Malaysian gig. Their show was supported by a slew of local musicians including Massacre Conspiracy Official, Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG), As Our Throne, and Dead Eyes Glow.
Though they’ve delivered some high-intensity performances, they were unfortunately detained by Malaysian Immigration. Weinhofen tweeted they’re apparently “going to be detained for 4 to 14 days in a Malaysian immigration detention centre”.
When contacted by The Rakyat Post, the organiser was unable to confirm the details of case, further stating that they would resolve the matter as soon as they can.
Weinhofen has yet to update his Twitter about their current condition at the immigration centre, but he tweted that they “are in good health” as food and water are provided.
He also shared that several immigration officers, one of them wearing “I Killed The Prom Queen” shirt, even requested for autographs from the band.
Source: The Rakyat Post.
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