The Strokes Adds 2nd Concert Date In Singapore For Malaysians After GVF 2023 Was Cancelled
Following the cancellation of Good Vibes Festival (GVF) 2023, many artistes were left unable to perform for their Malaysian fans.
Luckily for Malaysians, American rock band The Strokes decided to rectify the situation for themselves in quick time.
After landing in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, 22 July, The Strokes faced immense disappointment upon receiving the news that they would not be performing at GVF 2023.
Set to headline the final day of the event, multiple band members expressed their disappointment to fans who were eager to watch them at Sepang International Circuit.
However, lead vocalist of The Strokes, Julian Casablancas, shared a now-deleted post to his personal Instagram page shortly after the cancellation was announced, describing how the band was trying to schedule a performance in Malaysia.
Doing the best they could, the American rock band had some great news in an announcement posted to their Instagram page yesterday, 27 July.
The Strokes have added a second date for their live concert in Singapore, specifically to accommodate for the Malaysians who missed them at GVF 2023
"In an attempt to accommodate all of our fans in Southeast Asia, particularly our fans in Kuala Lumpur affected by last week's cancellation, we have now added a second show in Singapore at MBS Expo Hall on Thursday, August 3.
"We know this isn't perfect for our fans in Malaysia, but it was the closest and most convenient location to put on a show in such a short time," read the post.
Speaking on the additional concert date in Singapore, Casablancas stated in an Instagram post made to his personal page that while the band is aware that it may not be ideal or possible for everyone to attend this concert, it was the best they could do considering how their initial Singapore show is already sold out, and that they had to plan this on such short notice.
"Hope this mildly eases some of the disappointment for some, hope to see as many of you as possible there," wrote Casablancas in the caption of his post.
Check out the official announcement on The Strokes' official Instagram page below:
In the same breath, Casablancas also revealed that Malaysians who attend their concert in Singapore will receive discounts when purchasing their merchandise
Addressing the issue of scalpers, Casablancas also stated that he hoped this concert would make them less ruthless.
"Also, couldn't do it with the tickets, but we think with the merchandise (which we control), for people travelling from Kuala Lumpur, we're gonna offer mega-discounts (with proof of residence and travel) to try and maybe offset or alleviate a bit of the cost of travel? Sorry — we tried!" he added.
Thanking their loyal fans for all the support, Casablancas ended his post with a simple terima kasih.
Check out Casablancas' full Instagram post below:
Receiving a lot of love for the announcement, many Malaysians expressed their gratitude towards The Strokes for going the extra mile just to make up for a cancellation that wasn't their fault
Ticket sales for the added date will go on sale at 4pm local time today, 28 July
According to the promoters of the concert, Live Nation Singapore, here are the details of the show:
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level B2, Hall E & F
While there was no stipulation as to the division of categories for seats and standing options, ticket prices will begin at SGD148 (approximately RM506), with purchase for the show being a general sale.
Living up to their promise and trying their best, we tip our hats to The Strokes for keeping their word to Malaysian fans
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A few members of the band expressed their disappointment to fans over not being able to perform in Kuala Lumpur shortly after landing at KLIA:
Peach Tree Rascals, who also didn't get to perform at GVF 2023, sang for some fans over dinner when they arrived in Malaysia:
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