A religious group in Indonesia, Persaudaraan Alumni (PA) 212, has called for Coldplay‘s November concert in Jakarta to be cancelled, saying it will take action to hinder the concert if it isn’t scrapped.
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Following Coldplay’s Asia tour announcement earlier this month, PA 212 deputy secretary-general Novel Bamukmin announced his disdain for the band’s planned Jakarta concert, saying they “promote LGBTQ+ values and atheism”, which go against Islamic believes.
Bamukin threatened to hinder the concert if it is not scrapped, per a Coconuts report: “I urge the committee and promoter to immediately cancel their intention to bring Coldplay. If they still insist, then we will hold a big action by blocking the location or we will surround the airport”.
Should the PA 212 successfully get the show cancelled, it would mark the second time that the party has forced a show’s annulment, following Lady Gaga’s planned 2012 concert. The 2012 show was scrapped over safety concerns as the PA 212 prepared for protests due to their disapproval of the artist.
In response to Bamukin’s threats to protest and potentially disrupt the…