Maroon 5 tour dates in China that were scheduled for September 2015 have reportedly been called off. According to various news outlets -- including CNN and the BBC -- there’s speculation that a tweet may have upset Chinese authorities and led the band to be banned from performing in the country.
The band was apparently set to perform in Shanghai and Beijing. According to CNN, Live Nation announced the cancellation of a Shanghai tour date on Thursday, July 16. Meanwhile, Time Out Beijing wrote the following about a Maroon 5 tour date in its city: “We hear musings about Maroon 5 being prevented from performing by our political friends up above.”