This would not be a government directive - it was specifically requested by Modern Sky of the organizers of the International Noise Conspiracy shows that the band not play any other shows...
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to
Update: Over at the CMR a reliable commenter has said that:
Having first brought us the line up for the Modern Sky Festival this year ... and having expressed astonishment that it would go ahead despite the China 60th anniversary national day celebrations ...
... takes breath ...
... China Music Radar now bring us the news that the festival has been told that no foreign acts can play. This done in the usual way, extreme last minute and with no source or law quoted.
However, I will match your news, CMR, and raise you a no foreign bands will play anywhere.
That's right, Yuyintang got the call today (30th) putting the kibosh on The International Noise Conspiracy gig. In a group message issued over Douban today, YYT say the show will go on featuring the local acts only at a reduced ticket rate. They keep it guarded but mention it affects all the band's shows including Chengdu and Modern Sky, and say to check the Modern Sky group to see the reason.
I'm sorry, but I won't reproduce the original Chinese message here in case of attracting aggro. If anyone doubts my sources or wants to see the original message, please contact me by e-mail.
Just a thought. A certain elephant in a certain room will run for over three months.
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