Bob Dylan Cancels Asia Tour After China Refuses Him Entry

April 7, 2010

(ChattahBox) – Bob Dylan has canceled his Asia tour after China refused to allow him into the country to play, the latest in a line of Western performers who have been banned from entering the nation.

Dylan was disappointed, and canceled the rest of his Asian shows, a decision sure to upset fans in Taiwan and Korea.

“China’s Ministry of Culture did not give us permission to stage concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, so we had no alternative but to scrap plans for a Southeast Asian tour,” a Taiwan promoter said of the decision.

This is one of several shows to be canceled due to China’s attitude toward performers from the West.

Bjork seemed to have started the frenzy, when the Iceland-born singer shouted pro-Tibet slogans during a show in Shanghai in 2008.

That same year, Celine Dion was denied entrance, a decision that sparked many jokes and more than one raised eyebrow.



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  4. Mike on April 7th, 2010 10:52 pm

    This article is inaccurate. Bob Dylan did not cancel his concert in Korea. I know this because I was in attendance!

  5. 8888 on April 7th, 2010 11:19 pm

    very clever of bob to cancel the entire asian tour, VERY clever. had he continued on to the other asian countries, the china visa matter would have been forgotten. but now he has drawn direct attention to china, which will help raise awareness about their strict censorship laws.

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