Bob Dylan has cancelled a series of show dates in east Asia after the Chinese Government denied his touring company permission to host shows in Beijing and Shanghai.
After rounding up a series of shows in Japan, Dylan was set to play in Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong this month.
According to NME, the Chinese government blocked the promoter, Brokers Brothers Herald, from moving forward in two cities so Dylan bailed on the tour entirely.
Brokers Brothers Herald's head of operations Jeffrey Wu told the South China Morning Post: "China's Ministry Of Culture did not give us permission to stage concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, so we had no alternative to scrap plans for a South East Asian tour. The chance to play in China was the main attraction for him [Dylan]. When that fell through, everything else was called off."
Oasis was also banned from performing in China last year.