Insomnium and Orpheus Omega have both been stopped at Hong Kong immigration and detained for 3 hours. The bands have now been allowed to come into Hong Kong but the show has been canceled. Opening Hong Kong band Pave To Path will go ahead and play.
Without getting too emotional…this is fucking infuriating…
To anyone following the development of a venue (Hidden Agenda) in Hong Kong who is purposely trying to show the government that their entire process needs to change and the laws/rules regarding use of “industrial buildings” needs to be updated to match the current climate because the fucking factories that used to be housed here left DECADES ago…they are continuously facing issues and those issues are now directly impacting bands who are trying to come here to perform.
The owner just sent out this message stating that tonight’s overseas bands have had to sign an agreement that they will not be performing before they were allowed to come into hong kong at airport immigration.
This is just insane.
These bands aren’t here to cause revolt or political upheaval, they’re here to play fucking music.
The really crazy thing is – the bands are coming from communist China where they played to their hearts content. CHINA! So you’re telling us it’s easier for bands to perform in China then in Hong Kong?!?!??!