Bryan adams delhi concert latest news
For those who revel in singing ancient rock songs at the top of their lungs, especially in the all-too-rare event of a live concert in Delhi, some devastating news this morning: Tonight’s Bryan Adams concert has been canceled.
The 51-year-old Canadian rocker is on an India tour and was expected to perform to a sell-out crowd in Delhi this evening despite the inclement weather. But the Delhi police have intervened, claiming that the National Small Industries Corporation stadium (Ok, it’s not Madison Square Garden) where the show was to be held wasn’t fit for the purpose. But why did they declare this just a few hours before tune-up time ?
Delhi police actually say they had asked the organizers to address various security concerns related to the concert a week ago.
“We have not granted them permission due to several shortcomings in the venue which is not fit for holding such a program,” said senior official from the Delhi Police.
According to news reports the shortcomings include selling tickets beyond the arena’s capacity, the absence of a traffic plan (we might note that the whole of Delhi appears to suffer from the absence of a traffic plan) and other unspecified security concerns.
Some of Mr. Adams’s fans on Twitter held out hope he would appear at a later date.
twilightfairy wrote: “i am still not giving up hope. Bryan adams concerts always run into this. They have changed venue to Mittal gardens once earlier. Let’s see.”
In 2004, Mr. Adams’s show in Delhi was moved to the warm-up area of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from Mittal Gardens due to security reasons, according to media reports.
Organizers say they are eyeing Feb. 20 for Delhi. Mr. Adams is to perform in Bangladesh on Feb. 17 for the opening ceremony of the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup. Some were skeptical he’d backtrack to India’s capital.
VikasTexts wrote: “Rescheduled to when? You will fly Bryan Adams specially again?”