"I'm so sorry, but I will never forget about this. I'll continue to send you my real voice... ♪"
The official website for voice actress Aya Uchida (Kotori Minami in Love Live!) has announced that her solo concert "AYA UCHIDA 5th ANNIVERSARY LIVE -live is ephemeral!-" at Omiya Sonic City's Main Hall (capacity: 2,505) in Saitama Prefecture on August 15 and 16, 2020, is canceled in light of the circumstances of the spread of the COVID-19. The refund for the ticket will be received between July 14 and August 31.
The two-day memorial concert was originally planned to be held at the venue on March 14 and 15, but had been postponed to August 15 and 16 due to the COVID-19 concerns, even though its tickets were sold out. As the replacement for it, she live-streamed a "no-audience" concert from the venue on March 15.
However, the situation with COVID-19 continues to be serious. The organizer finally has to decide to cancel the concert without any replacement shows. After the ammouncement, Uchida expressed her feelings on Twitter as below:
"This time, we didn't even have replacement shows, now my fifth anniversary LIVE is canceled. When we were forced to refrain from the concert in March, we immediately decided to perform at the same venue in August as a substitute show. I was really saved by the staff who worked so hard and renewed my mind to deliver a better show, so I'm truly sorry to hear this..."
"I'm frustrated and feel bad that I've made everyone who was looking forward to the show feel disappointed twice. However, I was able to understand and accept the decision that we couldn't provide a live show that everyone could enjoy from the bottom of their heart, while I was still surrounded by anxiety and worry."
"I'm sure our future activities will take into account the world's conditions and guidelines, so there will be many things that are different than before, but... Even in the midst of all that, I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do! I'm so sorry, but I will never forget this. I'll continue to send you my real voice... ♪"
今回、振替公演までもが無くなり、5周年LIVEは中止という事になりました。— 内田彩 (@aya_uchida) July 10, 2020
楽しみにしてくれていたみんなにも、2度も残念な気持ちにさせてしまったな…と思うと、悔しいし心苦しいです。— 内田彩 (@aya_uchida) July 10, 2020
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Source: Nippon Columbia press release, Aya Uchida official Twitter
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