Mark Ronson is the latest act to axe a tour of Asia in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan earlier this month (Mar11).
The Grammy-winning DJ was due to appear at the Stereolab nightclub in Singapore on 1 April (11), before heading to Tokyo to spin the decks at the Springroove festival on 2 April (11).
Organisers called off the Springroove event after a 9.0-magnitude tremor and subsequent tidal wave hit Japan's east coast, claiming an estimated 18,000 lives.
The superproducer has now cancelled his trip to Asia and promised to reschedule his appearance in Singapore. Club bosses will now hold a fundraiser on 2 April to benefit victims of the Japanese tragedies.
A spokesperson for the Stereolab venue says, "Mark Ronson scheduled a stop in Singapore en route to his set at the Springroove music festival in Tokyo. When that festival got cancelled because of the situation in Japan, Ronson decided to postpone the Singapore set, too, which would have taken place one day before the Japanese show."
Ke$ha, Jack Johnson and Good Charlotte have all scrapped dates in Japan.