Why K-pop star Rain cancelled PH concert


Posted at Nov 01 2017 07:28 PM


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Korean pop star Rain has cancelled his performance at the "Rise 2 Shine" benefit concert this weekend. 

The singer, dubbed the "King of K-Pop," was originally scheduled to headline the Friday charity gig, but he cancelled after he found one of the organizers to be "dishonest" in their contract obligations. 

A statement released through Rain's official website on Wednesday read: "As the organizer, KO-PH, has been dishonest in fulfilling the performance contract, we have come to the decision that it is impossible to go ahead with the performance." 

"We hope to have the understanding of our fans, and we will pay more attention and do our best to avoid such happenings in the future," it added, before urging fans to ask for a refund. 

The concert, billed as a fundraiser for the ravaged city of Marawi, is co-presented by Yeppunonnie Ph Corporation and Ouniwang Korea. 

It would have been Rain's first performance in the Philippines in seven years. 

Rain's statement comes after organizers announced that the "Rise 2 Shine" event has been "rescheduled," and that the "headliner and all the performers will be the same" for the new date. 

The full statement from "Rise 2 Shine" can be read below: