Report: LIMP BIZKIT Cancel Southeast Asian Tour, Cite 'Security Risks'

Thailand's The Nation reports that LIMP BIZKIT cancelled their Southeast Asian tour due to security risks, the organizer of their Bangkok concert said Tuesday (Dec. 2).

Following recent warnings from the U.S. State Department of increased security risks in the region, the band cancelled upcoming concerts in Bali, Manila and Bangkok, BEC Tero Entertainment Co. general manager Neil Thomson said.

"We were informed by the band's agent this morning that the band have postponed their Asian tour until 2004," Thomson said.

"We are very disappointed … as Thai fans were really looking forward to their first live concert in Bangkok," he added.

"We became aware of the problems with the Bali and Manila shows [after the bombing in Turkey] last Friday. However, due to Thanksgiving in the U.S., we were unable to contact anyone from the band or the band's agent," he said.

Thomson added that the band's record company had issued a press release referring to a recent State Department Travel Advisory warning to U.S. citizens of increased security threats. The apologized to fans in Southeast Asia and promised to return to perform once security for their fans could be assured, the release said.

BEC Tero said full refunds would be available from Wednesday at Thaiticketmaster's head office at Emporium Tower, Sukhumvit Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information call (02) 204 9999 or visit www.thaiticketmaster.com.

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