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Taylor Swift cancels Bangkok concert

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Photo by Andreas Rentz

Taylor Swift made the very tough decision to cancel her sold out June 9th Red Tour concert in Bangkok, Thailand. On Tuesday, concert promoter BEC-Tero announced that the concert had indeed been cancelled. The reason given is because of the recent military coup d'etat taking place in Thailand. A coup d'etat is a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence which has led to a nighttime curfew to ensure the safety of travelers and citizens.

Several other international performers have had to cancel as well. Things are just too unstable for people to feel safe, although the curfew is being loosely enforced. The military is patrolling the streets to ensure that all people are inside after dark.

According to MSN News, Swift tweeted, "I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being cancelled." The cancellation came as no surprise to concertgoers. Many fans have responded on her twitter page with words of kindness and continued support towards the famous American singer. Swift has added many tour dates to her tour in Asia. On May 30 she will be performing in Shanghai, China followed by Tokyo, Japan on June 1. The singer will then travel to Jakarta, Indonesia on June 4th and then Manila, Philippines on the 6th. The concert will wrap up in Singapore on June 12.

CMT announced on their website that the very popular singer has been nominated for 4 CMT Music Awards. The nominations for Video of the Year are "RED" and "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. "RED" was also nominated for Female Video of the Year, and "Highway Don't Care" with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for Collaborative Video of the Year. The awards are scheduled to air on June 4 on CMT. Fans are encouraged to vote on CMT's website before the voting ends on June 2. Since Swift will be on the Red Tour, she will not be doing a live performance this year. Fans will miss her energy filled performance this year. Last year she debuted her "Red" single during the awards.