The Strokes accommodate Malaysian fans with second Singapore date

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The Strokes are set to play a second concert in Singapore to cater for Malaysian fans after the recent cancellation of Good Vibes Festival.

The first show will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) and the second show will take place on Thursday at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, with tickets costing between S$148 (£87/€101/$111) and S$188. An additional VIP package for S$108 was also available, which will offer guests access to a dedicated queue at the bar/concession area as well as exclusive VIP posters, a limited edition tour laminate and lanyard. 

Frontman Julian Casablancas wrote on Instagram that the band had tried to organise a concert in Malaysia, but “they are not ready for a concert in Malaysia yet – understandably”. 

Kuala Lumpur’s Good Vibes Festival was cut short after The 1975 frontman Matty Healy denounced Malaysia’s anti-LGBTQ laws and kissed his bandmate on stage. 

The Strokes were meant to headline the festival, marking their first show in the country. 

The American band added that the extra show in Singapore was put in place to accommodate Malaysia-based fans as best they could.