MANILA, Philippines - The British rock band Oasis canceled concerts this week in the Philippines and Singapore following a spate of deadly bombings in Southeast Asia, a promoter said Monday. Oasis was to perform Wednesday in the Manila suburb of Quezon City - the site of a bus bombing that killed two people last Friday.
The band was also supposed to play in Singapore on Saturday. But the group's promoter, Midas Promotion, issued statements saying that the shows were canceled because of the attacks in the Philippines and Bali, Indonesia. A blast in Bali killed nearly 200 people, mostly Western tourists, on Oct. 12.
"The band did not wish to perform a show under the extreme security precautions that would have to be taken in order to guarantee crowd and band safety," a Midas statement issued in the Philippines said. Oasis became wildly popular in the mid-1990s. The group's 1995 album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and became the second-best selling album in British history.