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Aerosmith cancels Indonesia gig over bomb scare, set for Boston benefit

Aerosmith cancels Indonesia gig over bomb scare, set for Boston benefit
Posted May 6th, 2013 @ 1:10pm by Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses!

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(Yahoo!) - Aerosmith has adjusted its tour schedule due to a bomb threat, and also in order to play a benefit for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The band has bowed out of a May 11 gig in Jakarta, Indonesia over a bomb scare. The promoter of the show told AP that the band canceled the show at the JIEXPO Kemayoran after news broke that Indonesia arrested two suspected terrorists with explosives.

According to reports, the militants were allegedly plotting to bomb the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta over that country's policies toward Muslims, although it's uncertain if the concert cancellation was due to that plot or there was another threat.

"Unfortunately, we have to cancel our upcoming show in Jakarta," the band said in a statement posted on its website. "We want to apologize to all our fans who were expecting to see us and hope that one day we can make it up to them."

In related news, Aerosmith was on the road when the Boston Marathon bombing attack hit their hometown. Now the band, sometimes known as the Bad Boys from Boston, will give back by performing at "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration" May 30 at Boston's TD Garden. Others on the bill include New Kids on the Block, James Taylor and Carole King, the band Boston, and Jason Aldean.


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