The Smashing Pumpkins have moved their concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to Wednesday as torrential rains submerged most of Metro Manila in floodwaters on Tuesday.
“I’m happy to report thanks to our great crew and with the helpful assistance of Manila promoter we have rescheduled our show for tomorrow,” the band’s founding member and leader Billy Corgan tweeted in his official Twitter account (@Billy) at 3:14PM Manila time.
The post nullified earlier reports that the concert would push through on Tuesday night come hell or high water.
It was followed by another tweet at around 3:17PM in which Corgan said, “The safety of our fans is ALWAYS a huge priority. With 24 long hours delay our 1st Manila show will be at same arena, same time tomorrow!!”
“SP has the best fans in the world and we didn’t want anyone taking any chances. Manila you are worth the wait to USB Lots of love/be safe,” Corgan tweet posted at 3:22PM
His tweets were retweeted by the band’s official Twitter account.
Two hours before Corgan announced the postponement, the Araneta Center Facebook page addressed fans’ concern and clamor to postpone the concern with the post, “Hello everyone, the promoter will announce by 2PM today if the Smashing Pumpkins concert will push through tonight. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Let’s wait for the decision just a little bit longer.”
To make the venue available for the concert on Wednesday, the UAAP games scheduled for August 8 have been postponed indefinitely.
Corgan promised “an emotional and enthusiastic show” for Filipino fans at a press conference at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel on Monday.