Slash Blames Promoters For Scrapped Indian Gigs
The popularity of American music stars in other countries can be strange and unsettling. For the artist, the more the merrier – and they aren’t about to complain that a country like Japan or Pakistan has requested that they play in their country. Even in countries where English is hardly understood – rappers like Eminem do surprisingly well. They might not understand the lyrics of a song, but they can definitely understand how the words rhyme together with music. They can at least understand the style of an artist. Playing in other countries has its own set of challenges that must be overcome, if problems want to be avoided.
Cultural problems are perhaps the worst, since an American can easily offend someone in a foreign country by doing something that seems harmless on the surface. Something like throwing up the horns or the middle finger might be perceived in a different way, than it is here. But culture aside, there are always going to be logistical difficulties and other problems with travel that would plague just about any traveler. Concert promoters might guarantee a spot at a venue, only to shut it down without any good reason behind it. When it works out, it works out – but sometimes it just doesn’t.