Bad news for Journey/Arnel Pineda fans, the band’s Manila concert this month has been cancelled due to slow ticket sales.
In the band’s Facebook page, an announcement about the concert’s cancellation was posted a while ago, with a quote from Arnel that the slow ticket sales was due to the coming Holy Week and the election in May.
Here’s the announcement:
The JOURNEY concert scheduled for March 21, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila has been canceled.
Singer Arnel Pineda explains:
"Due to the extreme importance of the Easter holiday in my home country, as well as the deserved widespread media attention on the upcoming election in Manila, the ticket sales for Journey's upcoming show have understandably been somewhat slow. We have decided it is best for everyone to postpone the Manila concert until the next time Journey tours in Asia. We are very sorry that we won’t be able to see our fans this year, but we will see you again soon. You know we all love to play in Manila!"
Those who have already bought tickets for the said concert can now make necessary refunds from the agent they bought their tickets from.