Upcoming shows for D’s Mad Tea Party tour at Sanrio Puroland from December 31 till January 1 2017 have been suddenly cancelled by the organizers. This news comes as a shock for both bands and fans as the show is only a couple of weeks away, leaving them in a panic and understandably saddened. At the time of writing, the organizers have not yet released an explanation, leaving fans to speculate from the statements and messages released by band members of D and the Mad Tea Party website. Before this announcement, † яi ¢ к , NoGoD, GOTCHAROCKA, Ruiza, CANTA, ALDIOUS, Gigamous, Kaya and Jin-Machine were due to perform at these shows. On top of this, there are no plans for alternate performances.
ASAGI from D wrote in his blog:
The show was scheduled to be held from 12/31 to 1/1. To all guests who were planning to visit and bands who were performing, the Mad Tea Party which was organized by Pleasure Entertainment Co., Ltd. has been cancelled. We sincerely apologize to all concerned people.
From the presentation to the present until now, I am full of feelings that I can not say if I think about everyone who has looked forward to my heart.
This show also doubled as tour final and I was told that it was cancelled just a few days ago so I can not hide the surprise and sorrow.
The fourth artist was just announced the other day.
While we were busy, we are not the only ones who have been preparing for this day.
A lot of artists decided to participate especially as it was an invitation from D.
So many stakeholders had to collaborate.
I end up betraying the feelings of everyone who supported us and our friends, and we’re truly sorry.
I think that there are many people who would not be convinced by the idea of the organizer stopping the show at their own convenience.
If you do not want to see the contents, I think that you can refrain from reading the posts in the future.
Here is an snippet from Haroki’s blog:
I am really sorry that this time I have betrayed the expectations of everyone who was looking forward to the special event at the end of the year at Sanrio Puroland…
As a matter of fact, some of my own juniors worked at “Pleasure” Entertainment Co., Ltd. , and at the beginning I believed since they were childhood friends and that we’ve had a long association with each other, I thought that there could not have been more of a motivation and passion to work with these people…
The bright side to this is that tickets will be refunded from Thursday, December 15, 2016 to January 16 (Monday), 2017, but it is surprising and disappointing for both bands and the fans involved. Band members of D have been apologising on social media, so we encourage you to send your support to the band with a small messages of support.