The Cranberries Official Site updated today with a notice saying that “Before a licensing permit for this show [Jakarta] was granted, the Indonesian government decided to hold their parliamentary convention from August the 1st to August 16th. As is common during this period, NO activities with mass gatherings are allowed in Jakarta, and that includes music concerts!” The site says that the band will return to Jakarta at a later date.
In related news, there are some strong rumors going around that the gigs scheduled for Malaga and A Coruña, Spain next week have been likewise rescheduled for October. The information has appeared in several Spanish publications including La Opinion de Malaga. Another magazine, Indyrock, additionally reports that the dates have been moved to October 24th and 25th in order to better promote “Stars: The Best of…,” due out in September. The papers report that Universal Music has confirmed the cancellations, and a representative for El Coliseu cited the “expressed wishes of the band.” No further reason (if any) has been given.
As of yet, the Cranberries Official Site has not made any changes to the Spanish tour schedule and still has links to ticket vendors. We at Zombieguide await official confirmation of the news, and will watch the story for the next few days.
Sources: The Cranberries Official Site, La Opinion de Malaga