French DJ David Guetta’s concert, scheduled here for tonight, has been scrapped with the organisers citing “law and order situation” following the molestation incident during New Year’s Eve as the reason.
The DJ, 49, is on a four-city tour which was expected to begin from Bangalore and then move to Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi.
“Due to the present law & order situation in Bengaluru following the events that transpired around New Year’s Eve, the authorities have recommended against holding the David Guetta concert scheduled today in the city.
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— David Guetta (@davidguetta) January 2, 2017
“We at Sunburn tried our very best to make it happen but the authorities understandably are not prepared to take any chances. Hence today’s concert unfortunately stands cancelled,” Karan Singh, CEO, Sunburn, said in a statement.
The organisers said they hope to “reschedule” the concert if they get permission from the authorities and the artiste but there is no clarity at the moment.
The SP, Bengaluru Rural told ANI that the concert was not cancelled, it was just postponed due to APMC polls. “No law & order problem,” he said.
David Guetta concert not cancelled.Told organisers fix different date due to APMC polls. No law & order problem: SP Bengaluru Rural to ANI
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 12, 2017
“Other shows in Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad are on as per schedule,” Singh said.
German musician, DJ and record producer Robin Schulz, who was supposed to be part of the Bengaluru gig, is sorry for the change in plans.
Schulz said: “To all my Indian fans, I am so sorry not to be with you this weekend playing with David Guetta in India. Unfortunately, I had travelled all the way from my shows in Brazil and I didn’t have the ‘Yellow Vaccine’ paperwork which is required to be allowed into the country after spending time in Brazil.
“Without this information, I was refused entry and sent home again. My apologies to all my fans hoping to see me perform this weekend. I look forward to partying with you in India again soon! Sorry so much again and lots of love, Robin.”