Anne-Marie was so ready to kill it at her performance at the Holiday Land festival in South Korea when she received the news: the stage where she was supposed to play on was “structurally unsafe” and the concert had been cancelled.
The British singer/songwriter first tweeted a video message sharing the bad news with her fans, saying that she wasn’t going to able to perform at the festival and showing her disappointment with the whole situation.
But instead of visiting the city and enjoying her time in South Korea, Anne-Marie started pulling strings to work it out and, a few hours later, she posted another tweet saying that she had booked a hotel lounge and would be performing there at 23:30 local time for free. “Korea spread the word – No-one will stop the show”.
Anne-Marie started the show shortly before midnight while fans crowded into the hotel’s function room. She obviously played her most famous hits, including “2002”, “Friends” and “Ciao Adios”, but the show was so improvised that she even had to ask her band what songs they should play during the performance.
“Honestly, we did not know this was going to happen, so we’re all just making it up as we go,” she confessed to the public, “so these guys are just playing whatever comes into their heads”.
The concert was also streamed live on Instagram for everyone who couldn’t make it, as she was so sorry they had to miss the concert.
Anne-Marie started her music career as a featured vocalist on Rudimental and Clean Bandit’s tracks like “Rockabye” before she started releasing her own songs. Last year, Anne-Marie achieved the UK’s best-selling debut album with Speak Your Mind and now she is slaying it with her 2019 international tour!