SMAP’s Shanghai concert faces possible cancellation
SMAP is scheduled to perform their first overseas concert at the Shanghai World Expo on June 13, but it is being reported that the Expo organizers are considering changes to the event, including canceling it altogether.
On May 30, a concert featuring popular Korean artists was held at the Expo Cultural Center. Thousands of fans who were unable to get in began acting violently, resulting in police involvement and many injuries. Due to concerns that the SMAP event could lead to similar chaos, Expo organizers are looking at possible countermeasures.