Australian metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen probably won’t be coming back to Malaysia any time soon. That’s because they were held in the country with visa issues following entering the country to play in Kuala Lumpur. Initially, the band thought they might be detained for up to two weeks, but were released after roughly one day thanks to the Australian High Commission. Here’s what guitarist Jona Weinhofen had to say about the goings-on via Twitter.
“Currently sitting in Immigration office [in] Malaysia waiting to be deported (best case scenario) because the promoter didn’t get us visas… Apparently we’re going to be detained for 4-14 days in a Malaysian immigration detention center… Weirdest part is some of the immigration officers asked us to autograph stuff and one is wearing a Prom Queen shirt. Still locking us up, though… At least we have food and water and we are in good health. Things could definitely be worse and our situation pales to other recent events… Sorry Malaysia but after this horrible experience I don’t think we will return in a hurry… Shout out to our homies fro mPakistan still in the slammer! Big up Usman, Frazil & the crew… Also huge thanks to Michell at the Australian High Commission in KL for coming to get us out… A lot of press is stating we were deported. For the record we were released with no action against us & apologized to by DG of immigration.”