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JYJ's P1 visas denied, members to put on a free concert
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Recently, we broke the news about some trouble brewing for JYJ's US Concert Tour, and now it has been officially confirmed - the boys allegedly can't get working visas, so they're unable to claim an income from the sales. ENTITLED ENTERTAINMENT recently updated their website confirming what we first reported, and they've also shed light that the members will pay for the showcase themselves to honor their commitment to their fans in the US. In other words, they will perform free concerts for the fans.
JYJ's P1 Visas Denied for US Performance Members decides to pay for showcase themselves to honor their commitment to their fans in the US 11 November 2010 – JYJ has decided to go ahead and perform for their fans in the US despite being denied of their P1 visas. Cjes Management, the management company for JYJ has stated that it is of utmost importance that JYJ keeps their promise to their fans and they have been in New York since the 9th to await the decision only to be given the disappointing news. According to US lawyers advising the team on the situation, JYJ will still be able to take stage on the condition that the performance is free and they receive no monetary benefit for the performance. Due to the fact that substantial costs has already been incurred by the promoters for production, flights, accommodations, there will still be a financial responsibility to be fulfilled which JYJ has decided to undertake this upon themselves to make the events happen. Says Cjes Entertainment CEO, Mr Baek Chang Ju, "We are still awaiting the official reason to why their P1 visas have been denied since the band has followed every procedure required and also did their interviews accordingly. We are extremely puzzled by this matter and will continue investigations into it. For now, JYJ's primary objective is to make sure that fans are still able to catch the showcase. Hence we have decided to step in on all costs associated with putting on the show to make sure that the events go on as planned." All venues have been informed on setting up FAQs on how fans can receive a refund on the tickets they bought. In addition, fans who have paid for a ticket will also receive a ticket to the free showcase. The rest of the tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from Ticketmaster. The refund process will start at 12pm on the 11th November 2010.It's good to see JYJ's commitment to their fans despite the issues that they're having. Source: http://www.entitledent.com/jyj/
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