Lee Min Ho's RE: MINHO Tour announces postponement in Singapore
Lee Min Ho's fans are shocked and upset that the Singapore concert for his RE:MINHO 2014 Tour has been postponed. The event organizer's announcement came just 5 days before the scheduled November 9 date. In the meantime, it was separately announced that the tour will conclude with a concert in Korea on January 3, 2015.
On November 4, Seoul Girls Collection, the tour's organizer, announced that the November 9 concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has been postponed. No new date was announced.
The price of the tickets ranged from S$278 to S$108 in 7 categories. According to media reports, the most expensive seats and the least expensive seats were sold out, but only 20% of the seats have been sold for the middle categories. Although the announcement only stated "due to unforeseen circumstances," it is speculated that the high cost of hosting Lee Min Ho's entire entourage weighed heavily on the less-than-expected box receipts, motivating the organizer to postpone or effectively cancel the event. The postponement will still incur an approximate cost of over the equivalent of US$130,000 for the organizer.
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Although Seoul Girls Collection is refunding all ticket purchases, fans are obviously disappointed at the surprise announcement coming at only 5 days before the event. Many fans have made nonrefundable hotel arrangements and purchased airline tickets to travel to Singapore for the event. Upset fans have left complaints at the Singapore promoter Fast Track Events' Facebook page. Fans are also concerned about possible damage to Lee Min Ho's reputation as a result of the poor handling of the cancellation.
Lee Min Ho's agency, Starhaus Entertainment, also announced on November 5 that the tour will conclude on Jan 3, 2015 with the concert being held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX).
The Singapore event is the second postponement to Lee Min Ho's schedule coming after the announcement that his new movie, Gangnam 1970, will be delayed till January 2015.