Amid Political Unrest, GOT7 Postpones Hong Kong Concert

GOT7's Hong Kong stop of their "Keep Spinning" world tour is postponed in lieu of the political unrest currently taking place in the area.

In a statement released by the group's agency JYP Entertainment last August 16, the two-night concert "scheduled for August 31 and September 1, 2019, will be postponed due to safety reasons."

"We extend our sincere apologies to the fans who were looking forward to it," the company further added.

The back-to-back concert, which was supposed to be held at the Asia World-Expo Arena, is part of the world tour promoting GOT7's latest EP, "Spinning Top: Between Security and Insecurity" released in May this year.

The 6-track EP, led by the single "Eclipse," peaked at the top of the Gaon Album Chart.

JYP Entertainment's official statement came after fans have expressed their concerns over their idol's safety. Since June, Hong Kong citizens have been protesting against an extradition bill that many regards as a way of undermining the administrative region's sovereignty.

The company also clarified that "all purchased tickets will be subsequently canceled and refunded in their entirety." Refunds can be claimed via HK Ticketing from August 26 until September 25.

"Ticketing will be held again in the future once an updated schedule is confirmed," the statement further noted.

"Keep Spinning," the tour, kicked off in Seoul last June 15 to 16. As of writing, this concert series has already brought JB, Mark, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, Yugyeom, and Hong Kong-born Jackson to different North American areas including Dallas, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

GOT7 will perform next in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia on the 22nd and 25th respectively.

After their postponed stop in Hong Kong, the K-pop septet will fly off to Europe to perform for their fans in Amsterdam (Oct. 8), London (Oct. 11), Berlin (Oct. 13), Madrid (Oct 16), and Paris (Oct. 19).

Following their tour's European leg, GOT7 will also bring their show-stopping performance to Manila, Philippines.

GOT7 was first launched in 2014 and is known for the hits "A," "If You Do," and "Just Right," among others.

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