SB19 cancels Singapore concert to ‘prioritize well-being of artists’
SB19 canceled it’s “PAGTATAG! World Tour” show scheduled on Nov. 15 in Singapore saying it needs to prioritize the well-being of the members Pablo, Josh, Stell, Ken and Justin amid “unforeseen circumstances.”
“After taking into consideration unforeseen circumstances and following discussions with all involved groups, we regret to inform you that we are constrained to cancel the PAGTATAG! World Tour: Singapore,” read the statement released on their talent management company 1Z Entertainment’s Instagram page on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
“We have spared no effort to ensure that this event will proceed, yet it is deemed best to prioritize the well-being of our artists,” it continued.
The company extended its apologies and gratitude to fans for their continuous understanding and support to the P-pop group. It also provided contacts that concertgoers can reach to refund their tickets.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to all the fans who were looking forward to this event and the delayed notice in our attempt to exhaust all efforts,” it stated. “We appreciate your understanding and continuous support towards Pablo, Josh, Stell, Ken, and Justin. They are looking forward to giving you outstanding performances in the future.”
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Meanwhile, the five-member group recently became one of the local trending topics on X (formerly Twitter)—with the hashtags “MAHALIMA,” BABANGON TAYO PADAYON” and “SLMT SA MUSIKA PABLO”—after they reportedly dropped the group name “SB19” from their respective Instagram bios.
The hashtag “Mahalima” has the highest engagement among the three as SB19 fans, dubbed as A’TIN, have been addressing the group using such name. “Mahalima” apparently originated from “mahal na lima,” which refers to the five SB19 members.
According to the website of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, the SB19 trademark is owned by ShowBT Philippines, the previous talent agency that managed the P-pop group.
ShowBT Philippines as well as SB19 members Pablo, Josh, Stell, Ken and Justin—who launched 1Z Entertainment in October—have yet to publicly comment on the matter as of this writing.
The P-pop group kicked off their “PAGTATAG! World Tour” in June and had already staged shows in the United States and Canada.