At least three concerts by overseas performers have been canceled in Hong Kong as protesters forced the city’s airport to suspend operations for a second day.
The band headed by Lauren Mayberry officially cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for their show not taking place. Truly, these moves are in response to the latest escalation in a summer of demonstrations aimed at what many in Hong Kong see as an increasing erosion of their freedoms. The increasing political unrest has recently found protestors in the line of fire from multiple government organizations.
Chvrches’ Asia tour will visit Summer Sonic in Tokyo on August 18th, and though they were meant to move on to Hong Kong to perform their first solo concert there at AsiaWorld-Expo on the 20th, the Summer Sonic show will now be the final one on their Asia lap.