Angry fans reacted in violence in Bangkok, Thailand after Grammy winners the Deftones canceled their concert an hour and a half after it was scheduled to begin in the 25,000 capacity Thunderdome Arena. When the band refused to play the show claiming that the electrical wiring was unsafe, hundreds of fans began booing and hurling beer bottles, chairs and tables before overturning and setting fire to tents and refreshment vending tables. There’s more!
The Sacramento based band’s latest release.
The band has stated they hope to return to Thailand, “In the near future,” but have made no definite plans yet. There is an announcement on their website that says refunds are currently pending.
According to the Associated Press, Pakarn Kiatpinyo, a 27-year-old Thai musician who was at the event, had this to say:
“As a musician, I understand 100 percent why the band didn’t want to play. I blame the concert organizers for not being professional enough to prepare the equipment… I’ve been waiting to see this band for 10 year. I was disappointed.”
Meanwhile tickets for the Deftones show at the Warfield went on sale at 10am Pacific time this morning!
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by Elizabeth de Moya