YOSHIKI CLASSICAL in Hong Kong CANCELLED, Free Concert Takes Place the Following Day



The Yoshiki Classical Special feat. Orchestra in Hong Kong, scheduled to take place the evening of Thursday, December 29 th at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena, was cancelled two hours before the show.

The cancellation was due to an oversight by the promoter in applying for the Entertainment License necessary to perform the show. The announcement was made at the venue’s discretion during the concert rehearsal that was being watched by fans who had purchased the VIP package.

While the local promoter profusely apologized to Yoshiki for her mistake, Yoshiki took into account the scope of the situation and negotiated directly with the venue himself. A press conference immediately followed to announce that ticket purchases would be refunded, and that Yoshiki will conduct a free concert as a private event for not only his fans in Hong Kong, but for those who traveled from mainland China, Europe, and Japan.

The series of events that took place from local time 7PM on the 29th was broadcasted live on NicoNico Douga’s Yoshiki Channel. The morning of December 30th , Yoshiki appeared live in front of the camera to tell his fans what had occurred the prior evening. While the ongoing negotiation with Puffin Entertainment continued, the local staff had worked tirelessly through the night to accommodate the needs of the many performers who travelled from across the world, including 2 singers who travelled from the U.S. and were scheduled to appear in the concert.

Yoshiki was due to return to Japan on December 30th to attend the rehearsal of NHK’s “Kohaku Uta Gassen”, Japan’s largest live TV music show of the year, but he adjusted his schedule accordingly to not disappoint his fans. Yoshiki will return to Japan on December 31st to make it to the “Kohaku” event.

Statement from Puffin Entertainment, Ltd.
On behalf of the organizer, Puffin Entertainment Ltd., we deeply apologize for the postponing of the December 29, 2016 concert at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena to the following day. This is due to the oversight of the application for the Entertainment License, which must be presented to the venue by our company. This is totally Puffin Entertainment's fault.
Yoshiki has arrived in Hong Kong and has prepared his best to perform at the concert. This cancellation is not in any way related to him. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience we have caused.
Irene Sit,
Puffin Entertainment Ltd.

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<Free Concert Information>
Venue: Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong

Date: Friday, December 30 th
Entrance Eligibility: People who purchased “Yoshiki Classical Feat. Orchestra in Hong Kong” which was scheduled to take place December 29th plus a guest.

Contact:
Yoshiki Classical ticket Hotline: +852 65375134
Email: [email protected]

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