Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have been forced to cancel their scheduled Japan shows this week, read the bands announcement, via their Official Facebook Page, below:
Hello our Japanese friends,
With heavy hearts we are sad to announce that due to unfortunate circumstances and betrayal Omnium Gatherum is forced to cancel the upcoming shows in Japan this week. We have to be honest about this and tell you that the tour organizer Korean guy Do-Su Kim (also known as Jusin & 김도수) and Metal Asia Agency was deceiving everyone else in this event and caused this cancellation. With the heavy breach of contract Do-Su Kim didn’t pay us any of our advance fee that was agreed and supposed to be done even one month ago. But we were still coming to Japan as we really wanted to do these shows and see our fans, but the next thing was that Do-Su Kim “paid for our flights” and last week we noticed that there’s something wrong with the flight reservation too – our flight booking reference number claimed that the flight status is “cancelled” as they hadn’t been paid for. So after many days of email fighting and Do-Su Kim sending us another set of fake flights we’re now in a situation that we have to cancel these shows, as this guy won’t pay our fee nor book us the flights to Japan. He also got the support bands to pay a lot for the promoter for OG support slot, and this was something that we hand´t heard at all. So we are really hoping for the best that the fans will get the advance ticket money back and the support bands will get their pay-to-play fees back from Metal Asia Agency asap. Now we have heard that Do-Su Kim & Metal Asia Agency have done same kind of betrayals also before, Unisonic was the latest one, just a week or two before..
This is really unfortunate and frustrating, as we were so much looking forward to coming back to your beautiful country and seeing our awesome Japanese fans. There’s nothing more we can do at this point, and we want to send our deepest apologies for the bands and our fans. It’s sad to see there are still imposter promoters like Do-Su Kim in the world.
Nevertheless, Omnium Gatherum will return to Japan and play you some metal in the future, that is for sure!
All the best,
Markus & Jukka on behalf of