AMERICAN pop rock outfit Maroon 5 has cancelled a concert in China, after upsetting the powers that be.
It’s believed Chinese political censors got their noses out of joint after guitarist Jesse Carmichael helped Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama celebrate his 80th birthday.
As the Daily Mail reports, China views Tibet as part of its territory and is extremely sensitive about attempts to promote the emancipation movement there.
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No official reason was given for Maroon 5’s name being removed from two gigs due to take place in September, but many believe it has to do with a Tweet by Carmichael regarding the spiritual leader’s birthday.
That seems to have been enough to have the band’s visa declared void.