Due to the horrific events that have taken place in Japan, S.M. Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the second ‘SM Town Live in Tokyo’ concert, which was scheduled for the 9th and 10th of April, at the Tokyo Dome.
S.M. Entertainment have released an apology to fans along with the following statement on their official Japanese website:
Future schedules, refund procedures, information and other announcements will be made available on SM Entertainment Japan’s official and mobile websites. On behalf of SM Entertainment and its artistes, we pray for speedy recovery and restoration of the affected areas.
It is completely understandable, why S.M. Entertainment would postpone the concert. Not only is Japan in the process of recovery and restoration, but concerns for power supply and the impeding threat of radiation is reason enough to postpone or cancel any large-scale event. Not to mention that it is also appropriate, out of respect for the victims and their families of such a tragedy.
I wanted to add also, that at this point in time, it is unclear whether or not SNSD’s scheduled ‘1st Japan Arena Tour’, will continue to take place in May. With things the way they are in the country at the moment, I’m assuming that we should expect the same outcome for these events too.
For now, let’s just pray for Japan’s recovery effort and please continue to pledge donations via Soshified or directly through Red Cross.
Tidbit: S.M. Entertainment has donated $1 Billion KRW (approx. $880,000 USD) to the Japanese disaster relief through Red Cross.
Its only understandable and I’m glad that SME has come to a decision like that.
What is important now is helping the Japanese people to recover from the recent tragedy.
SNSD can still continue with their activities once Japan is okay again.
For now, let’s just continue with our prayers and donations. Thanks for this news!
@Alyssa I agree!<<; WE the S❤NEs will continue to pray for the citizens as well as the S❤NEs in Japan! Same for our girls I believe they are praying everyday as well! Safety always come first! Japan! FIGHTING!! I believe that SM Town artist, when their having the postponed concert will defitnitely will cry!
Yes, SM Entertainment has certainly done the right thing here 😉 ! Safety issues aside, I’m sure our “9 angels” will not be able to perform at 100% knowing the full extent of the sufferings that the Japanese people are undergoing at this moment in time :(. Perhaps now would be a good time for a charity concert to raise some funds for the victims of the tragedy 😉 ?!! Ganbatte Japan !!! SNSD HWAITING !!!
SNSD has recently appeared on television in Romania for a copy of Lady Gaga! oh my god! want to see the video! *-*
good decision from sme. i hope the girls still release taxi/echo so they can start promoting again and show up on variety shows
@Alyssa, @janjan, @Kenneth~i second all your comments!!!! and probably anyone else hu ;eaves a comment ^~^
oopps *leaves a comment – i fail a typing T^T
postponed is better than CANCELED……I am glad that Sment did the right decision….
japan sones, people and japan itself, dont ever ever give up! because the whole world is helping and supporting you!
I hope japan gets better!
SNSD, fighting! ^^ Nihon, gambateh!
Terrez is using Dave's computer. said:
*Nods in respect and silence, hoping for the better when it comes to Japan’s current situation.*
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