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.
Since the new york show happens in less than 36 hours:
2. What if I already bought a ticket? If you have already purchased a ticket for the show, you can simply go to Ticketmaster's website and request for a full refund for the purchase price of your ticket less the mandated service charges by Ticketmaster. Please refer to the return policy for "Cancelled Events" or simply contact them through their "Contact Us" page. Refunds will be available on Monday for the Hammerstein show.
3. If I bought a ticket and got it refunded, how do I apply to get my ticket to the free showcase? Ticketmaster will refund your money but you need to print out your initial ticket as proof of purchase and go towards the "pre-purchased line" for priority admission to the showcase on day of event
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