If you’ve bought tickets for Marilyn Manson’s hotly-anticipated first-ever Hong Kong performance next month, we’ve got some bad news for you.
Entertainment company Live Nation HK made the announcement on its Facebook page this morning that Manson’s concert — which was due to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo on March 18 — has been canceled.
The company gave details on how to refund tickets, saying those who purchased via credit card will have the full refund automatically deposited to their credit card account within 45 working days, while those who purchased with cash will need to bring them to the HK Ticketing Box Office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
No reason for the cancellation of the concert was given, but it’s just the latest in a long string of events that have been canceled or rescheduled, first because of last year’s months-long pro-democracy protests, and now because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier this month, Hong Kong’s highest-profile sporting (and drinking) event of the year, the Rugby Sevens, announced it would be postponed until October due to the coronavirus. Art Basel also called off its annual Hong Kong fair, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival cancelled its 48th outing.
Other high-profile events to have been canceled or postponed in the last several months include a stand-up show by comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah, a Carly Rae Jepsen concert, the Hong Kong Tennis Open, performances of Matilda: The Musical, and the Clockenflap arts and music festival.
Last night, health officials confirmed that the total number of coronavirus cases in the city now stands at 81, and officials are now barring all travelers entering Hong Kong from South Korea, which has reported a spike in coronavirus cases in recent days.