Bad news for K-pop fans – Above Ordinary Malaysia has been canceled.
The Hip-Hop concert, which included a stellar lineup of Simon Dominic (정기석), Jay Park (박재범), Dean (권혁) and Rad Museum (Soh Jaehoon), was originally supposed to take place at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach this Saturday (3rd November).
Alas it wasn’t meant to be. Of course concert-goers are shock, confused and angry but this last minute cancellation. Is it because not enough tickets were sold? Was it due to an agreement behind-the-scenes falling through between the managements?
No explanation was given other than the fact that Alive Asia Entertainment “deep regrets” the outcome that was “due to unforeseen circumstances”. To all you K-pop fans who lined up to purchase concert tickets, an announcement for the refund procedure will soon follow.
For those seeking answers, Facebook user Iza Hairani might have an answer. She claims that an official statement was posted on AOMG’s official page. The statement reads:
“We are sorry to inform you that Jay Park and Simon Dominic’s appearance for Above Ordinary Malaysia has been cancelled due to the delay of the guarantee, visa problem, flight not being confirmed before the departure until the day before the departure, and more issues from Promoter and Agency. We apologise to many of our fans who have been waiting for and hope there is no damaged by this.”
We can’t confirm yet if this is indeed an official statement provided by the South Korean record label that represents the K-pop artists. It’s perhaps best to just take it with a grain of salt for now.
Sorry for the disappointment peeps. This is not the first time Malaysian K-pop fans experienced a last minute concert cancellation. Twice’s Kuala Lumpur concert (“TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park”) was also abruptly called off by JYP Entertainment a few months ago.
UPDATE (Friday, 2nd October):
One of our readers just confirmed that the statement was indeed provided by AOMG’s official page. A rep for Dean and Rad Museum also issued a statement on the cancellation of Above Ordinary Malaysia, pointing the finger at the promoter and agency.
Alive Asia Entertainment has announced that the refund process will start from 8th November onwards.