Mehldau Cancels Bangkok Shows Over Security Concerns

BANGKOK, Thailand (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has cancelled a concert planned for Friday, September 8th in Bangkok, Thailand, over what the musician described as “a destabilizing and unpredictable atmosphere in the country.”

“Their decision is based on news reports regarding the recent assassination attempt on Thailand’s prime minister,” promoter AMI Events said in a statement on behalf of the Brad Mehldau Trio.

On August 24th, Thai police uncovered an alleged plot to murder prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra with a car full of explosives parked near his residence.

Political tensions have been high in Bangkok for months, with allegations of abuse of power and widespread corruption swirling around Thaksin in advance of a general election on October 15th. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers