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I Killed the Prom Queen to avoid M'sia after “horrible experience”


Australian metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen has been detained in a Malaysian immigration centre over the weekend for performing without visas but was released on Monday night. They have claimed that they won’t be coming back to the country for quite some time.

“Sorry Malaysia but after this horrible experience I don't think we will return in a hurry,” lead guitarist Jona Weinhofen tweeted.


According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the five-piece band was detained by the Malaysian immigration authorities after their performance in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 14 November 2015.


The band was in Kuala Lumpur as part of their one week-long South-East Asia tour which included Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuching, and the final show was supposed to be in Indonesia on Sunday.

I Killed the Prom Queen could have been detained in Malaysia for up to 14 days because the promoters for the Kuala Lumpur show had failed to get them visas, but was released by the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.


Weinhofen also said that the band received a proper apology from immigration department’s director general, Mustafa Ibrahim.



The band was locked up with 30 other prisoners and was somehow approached for autographs by immigration staff while being locked up.


(Photo source: epitaph.com)

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