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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Aerosmith axe gig on security fears

Aerosmith, and lead singer Steven Tyler, cancelled a show in Indonesia amid security concerns
Aerosmith, and lead singer Steven Tyler, cancelled a show in Indonesia amid security concerns

Aerosmith have cancelled a show in Indonesia over security concerns, one day after news surfaced about an alleged bomb plot at the Burma embassy, a concert promoter said.

Helmi Sugara, event organiser spokesman, said that the legendary American rockers were scheduled to perform on May 11 before a nearly sold-out crowd of 15,000 in the capital, Jakarta.

He said the band cancelled on Saturday, a day after Indonesia announced it had arrested two suspected militants with bombs. They were allegedly planning to attack the embassy in Jakarta to protest against Burma's treatment of Muslims. It is unclear if the concert's cancellation was directly related to the terror plot or if there was some other threat.

In a statement posted on the promoter Ismaya Live's website, Aerosmith's management apologised to fans.

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