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Red Hot Chili Peppers also cancel a gig in south east Asia following increased terrorist activity in the region...

OASIS and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have both cancelled shows in south east Asia because of security concerns following increased terrorist activity in the region.

Oasis were due to play the Manilla Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines this week (October 23).

However, the show has been cancelled. A spokesperson for the group said that “extreme security precautions” would have to be put in place for the gig to go ahead in safety, something the band were not prepared to do.

A statement reads: “Due to recent terrorist attacks in both Bali and the Philippines Oasis have regretfully decided not to play their show in Manilla on October 23. They did not wish to perform a show under the extreme security precautions that would now have to be taken in order to guarantee crowd and band safety.

Oasis were looking forward to playing to their Philippine fans for the first time, and hope to be able to have another opportunity to do so around their next album release.”

Much of south east Asia is on terrorist alert following a bombing at a Bali nightclub earlier this month (October 12), and other, smaller incidents in the region. As a result, the UK foreign office has issued travel advice to residents, speaking of an “increased threat” in the region.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were due to play a show at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali on December 14. That has also been pulled. A statement on the band’s official website cites the “state department travel advisory” as the reason for the band’s reason for not making the trip.