Bob Dylan Annuls Asian TourApril 5th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The marvel of music, Bob Dylan, has called off his tour of the Asian continent after he was purportedly denied the go-ahead to enact a performance in Communist China.
The Times They Are a-Changin hit maker had desired to transport his Never Ending tour to the Chinese capital in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong this month.
Nevertheless, the bureaucrats in the Chinese government have apparently not consented to the prospect of Dylan enacting shows in Shanghai and Beijing. Therefore, Dylan has cancelled the remainder of his planned Asian dates. This has been mentioned by Contactmusic.
The pronouncement to prevent the musician from enacting in China seemingly came in the midst of suspicions over Dylan’s politically charged lines.
Jeffrey Wu of the Taiwan-based sponsorship company, Brokers Brothers Herald, has proclaimed that the Chinese Ministry of Culture did not grant them authorization to conduct performances in Beijing and Shanghai. Hence, they had no option but to nullify their plans for a Southeast Asian expedition. The opportunity to enact performances in China was the chief magnetism for Dylan. When that came to nothing, everything else was invalidated.
In 2008, Icelandic singer Bjork made a remonstration before a live audience about the Chinese annexation of Tibet at a concert.
Jeffrey Hu has mentioned that the actions of Bjork have certainly made it extremely difficult for the other artists to get an opportunity to enact performances and gigs in China. The Communist authorities in China are now cagey about what will be uttered by the other performers on the stage in the Chinese territory.
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