As you might have heard, Video Games Live will return to Malaysia again this year and the concert is scheduled to take place on 29 August at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil. However, we were made aware of several tweets by the concert’s event company that made us wonder if the show is in danger of being postponed or cancelled altogether.
Posted by Leslie Jeyam, the director of 11Pass11 which is the company that is responsible for VGL Malaysia this year, the tweets were directed to the Minister for Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin:
@Khairykj international acts to be canceled. Malaysia seen in a bad light as Bukit Jalil stadiums’ close for renovation in August. #VGLKL
— Leslie Jeyam (@lesliejeyam) June 18, 2015
Complete with #VGLKL hashtag, this could be a valid concern for all gamers and music lovers that are planning to attend the concert even though the Twitter . To verify these claims, we have tried to look around for any official announcement by Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia – the owner of Stadium Putra – regarding the said renovation in August 2015 but couldn’t find any reference to it.
Furthermore, the event listing section of the official website for Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia only features events up to July 2015. At the same time, we realized that business is still as usual at VGL Malaysia’s official Facebook page which is rather bizarre for an event that might be facing postponement or cancellation.
Nevertheless, if this is true then it would be the second setback that the show has encountered the sale of tickets for VGL Malaysia 2015 was delayed from early to mid of June in order to get the kinks within the online ticketing system out of the way. We are now reaching out to 11Pass11, Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia, and Video Games Live for further clarifications on this matter.
[Thank you to Joshua for the tips! Image of Stadium Putra: Badminton Research]
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