Cancellation of FT Island concert in Malaysia

Fans in yellow (FT Island’s official colour) hanging around the entrance
to the concert venue

It is 6.30pmon Sunday (March 30) and the atmosphere outside Sunway Lagoon’s Elephant Walk Entrance is somber.

The concert ushers report for duty but discover that the show has been cancelled

Many fans are shocked and in disbelief that the FT Island 1st Live in Malaysiaconcert has been cancelled.

Fans want the show to go on!

Some fans got wind of the cancellation at around 4pm, just three and a half hours before the curtain rises!

Fans are still hanging around the entrance to the concert venue, praying that the situation will change. They are hoping that theF.T.Islandboys will miraculously show-up.

Fans linger outside the entrance to the concert venue in
hopes that the boys will turn up
“We are here because we are hoping things will change. Maybe they could just appear and lip sync or something…anything,” says Nur Aliyah who is here with 5 of her friends namely Amelia, Aqilah, Farah, Nur Aliyah (yes, they share the same name) and Mimi.

Aliyah (the 1st one) adds: “We only ever get to see them on the Internet and this was our chance to see them in the flesh! We are very disappointed.

“We are Malaysians, we live here…can you imagine how the fans from other countries must feel? They come all the way fromSingapore,Thailand,Indonesia….We want to know why this happened?”

Disappointed fan

However, the girls strongly believe that FT Island is not at fault. Word on the grapevine is that the FT Island management and local organisers C.I. Entertainment had a falloutand the boys’ management is preventing them from performing.

It is said that the management is extremely dissatisfied with the arrangements made by the local organisers. They are unhappy with the hotel (Grand Millenium) and venues of the events (Izzi Restaurant for the PC, and Party House for the Global Fan Meet/ Birthday Party).

Korean Press reporter talks to the fans

Amelia says, “We are understanding fans. We don’t want to mogok (protest) or anything like that. Also, we don’t want FT Islandto be blamed for this. We know it is not their fault.”

Unofficial story

The only C.I. Entertainment rep at the concert venue refuses to comment on the situation. However, the person divulges that the FT Island boys are still in Malaysia, but the concert is cancelled. The person politely asks K-popped! to wait for the official press release.

Strong support for Min-hwan (drummer) and Jong-hun (lead guitarist)

Strictly hearsay, fans inform K-popped! that C.I. Entertainment had pleaded with FTIsland’s management from8am to2.30pm today (March 30) to continue with the concert.

When the Korean management still refused to give in to their plea, the local organisers attempted to dupe the manager to appear at the concert venue to explain things to the fans.

They lied that they were taking the person to the airport, but the manager discovered their ruse and jumped out of the car.

Red, yellow and blue — that’s how the fans felt, BLUE.
It drizzled a little on this sad day

Again, we stress that this is hearsay. Neither C.I Entertainment nor the Korean management has commented on the situation.

From across the border

An FT Islandfan from Singapore, who wants to remain anonymous, says she is extremely disappointed.She only discovered about the concert cancellation when she arrived at the venue.

Disgruntled Indonesian fans

“We would like to know the reason behind it. They (FTIsland) are already here and the concert venue has been set up. Why cancel? After all, they are only here for one concert.”

The Singaporean fan is part of the group that bought the fan package, which includes the Global Fan Meet/ Birthday Party with the FT Islandboys yesterday (March 29). She informs K-popped! that yesterday’s event was almost cancelled as well.

‘Give us FT Island, not our money back!’ (A Singapore fan represents with a flag)

“The Global Fan Meet was almost cancelled. We waited for about 6 hours before FTIslandturned up. They finally managed to persuade the boys to show up at the last minute. This delayed the fan meeting and autograph session later in the afternoon.”

Fans from Thailand were even here! The FT Island boys will be
performing in Thailand soon. The shirt says it all

K-popped! is saddened by how things turned out, especially for the fans who have been anticipating the concert. Below is a video of the fans calling for the concert to go on.

The nightmarish PC:
FT Island press conference in Malaysia
F.T.Island in Malaysia

Plans for the concert that never was:
Tickets to F.T. Island concert at TicketCharge
F.T. Island spotted in Penang
Ticket prices to F.T. Island’s concert
F.T. Island to perform live in Malaysia

Sending
User Review
0 (0 votes)

117 Comments

  1. vivi yong December 20, 2011
  2. KKVL March 30, 2010
  3. natash91 May 11, 2009
  4. Rooster November 29, 2008
  5. Shazeela April 27, 2008
  6. durh~ April 6, 2008
  7. Anonymous April 4, 2008
  8. Anonymous April 2, 2008
  9. Anonymous April 2, 2008
  10. Anonymous April 2, 2008
  11. Anonymous April 2, 2008
  12. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  13. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  14. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  15. Innocent Bystander April 1, 2008
  16. -VoNNe- April 1, 2008
  17. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  18. -VoNNe- April 1, 2008
  19. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  20. Anonymous April 1, 2008
  21. Aesthetic April 1, 2008
  22. LOOPEY April 1, 2008
  23. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  24. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  25. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  26. Harmon March 31, 2008
  27. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  28. chea March 31, 2008
  29. Jillian Kim March 31, 2008
  30. Jillian Kim March 31, 2008
  31. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  32. Harmon March 31, 2008
  33. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  34. debbie March 31, 2008
  35. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  36. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  37. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  38. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  39. Orchid March 31, 2008
  40. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  41. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  42. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  43. chea March 31, 2008
  44. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  45. jessica March 31, 2008
  46. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  47. Lilbrat March 31, 2008
  48. Liz March 31, 2008
  49. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  50. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  51. jacA March 31, 2008
  52. angryfans March 31, 2008
  53. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  54. -XioN- March 31, 2008
  55. C.I HATER March 31, 2008
  56. derek March 31, 2008
  57. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  58. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  59. Liz March 31, 2008
  60. Liz March 31, 2008
  61. MY March 31, 2008
  62. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  63. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  64. madelyn93 March 31, 2008
  65. jacA March 31, 2008
  66. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  67. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  68. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  69. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  70. meiruo_chan March 31, 2008
  71. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  72. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  73. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  74. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  75. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  76. kpop is dead March 31, 2008
  77. WENDYTVXQ March 31, 2008
  78. korean lovers March 31, 2008
  79. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  80. alice-imeem March 31, 2008
  81. heather March 31, 2008
  82. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  83. angel March 31, 2008
  84. varms March 31, 2008
  85. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  86. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  87. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  88. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  89. chea March 31, 2008
  90. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  91. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  92. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  93. jacA March 31, 2008
  94. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  95. soohyun March 31, 2008
  96. Carolina March 31, 2008
  97. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  98. olychan March 31, 2008
  99. miss-showers March 31, 2008
  100. iciviuja March 31, 2008
  101. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  102. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  103. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  104. noV March 31, 2008
  105. who? March 31, 2008
  106. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  107. Chunnie's Minnie March 31, 2008
  108. Anonymous March 31, 2008
  109. lila March 31, 2008
  110. -VoNNe- March 31, 2008
  111. Johan March 30, 2008
  112. Orchid March 30, 2008
  113. Anonymous March 30, 2008
  114. Anonymous March 30, 2008
  115. Anonymous March 30, 2008
  116. Aesthetic March 30, 2008
  117. Primadonna March 30, 2008

Add Comment