Canadian dance-music duo Dandi Wind is the latest overseas act to experience difficulty in trying to play live in China.
Dandi Wind was scheduled to kick off its debut mainland-China tour at Shanghai's Shelter club on April 4. But a statement issued today by Shanghai-based concert promoter Split Works says that "due to the heightened sensitivities around live music in Shanghai at the moment, Dandi Wind will not play Shelter this Friday."
Split Works adds that Dandi Wind nonetheless remains committed to performing in Shanghai "if at all possible."
Local media suggest the cancellation may have been due to improper licensing. Split Works was not available for further comment at press time.
Split Works says the duo's shows in Wuhan, Xi'an, Beijing and Chengdu will go ahead as scheduled.
After Icelandic singer Bjork voiced her support for Tibetan independence during her March 2 concert at the Shanghai International Gymnastic Center, China's Ministry of Culture issued a statement saying it "will further tighten controls on foreign artists performing in China in order to prevent similar cases from happening in the future."