Bahrain LMFAO show cancelled, fans unhappy
Manama, April 22, 2012
A Bahrain concert by global music sensation LMFAO set to be held today has been cancelled, after the group’s lead DJ injured himself during performance in Thailand a few days ago, sources told our sister newspaper, Gulf Daily News.
“They were to fly to the US to perform at the American Idol programme and then arrive in Bahrain just in time for the concert tonight,” said sources.
“However, they have now not performed at that programme as well.”
LMFAO were due to play a free concert for Formula One spectators at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) after today’s race.
BIC chief executive officer Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa confirmed track officials had received an e-mail from the group saying they would not be able to make it to Bahrain.
“We are naturally sad this unfortunate incident has taken place, but we will nevertheless continue to have our entertainment activities all evening for the fans,” he said.
The BIC later said in a statement it had been informed that DJ Air, one of the main protagonists in the group, had broken his fibula and dislocated his ankle and was flying back to the US to have surgery.
“This means that, unfortunately, LMFAO will not be able to perform in the planned concert,” it said.
“The BIC would like to take this opportunity to wish DJ Air a speedy recovery.”
There was no mention of the incident yesterday on LMFAO’s official website.
The duo were also scheduled to perform in Las Vegas, US, tomorrow and in Brazil on Thursday.
Music fans expressed their disappointment after the show was cancelled at the last minute.
“This is really unfortunate,” said school student Sangeet Narula. “I had been so excited at the prospect of having them in Bahrain and had even managed a day off school.”
“I hope they come again at a later date,” he said.
A British student from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who travelled to Bahrain especially for the concert, said it was one of the main factors in him coming here.
“I am told they have had an unfortunate accident so it’s just bad luck,” said the student, who asked to be identified only by his first name Clarence.
“I had some job convincing my parents I wanted to be in Bahrain for the concert,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service