LMFAO's S'pore concert may be postponed

Perhaps there is such a thing as too much "party rocking".

Just ask SkyBlu, one half of the US dance duo LMFAO.

The 25-year-old - whose real name is Skyler Austen Gordy - suffered three herniated discs in his back last December, which his uncle and bandmate Redfoo (whose real name is Stefan Kendal Gordy) attributed to too much of the "wiggling" they do for their hit song Sexy And I Know It.

Now it seems that the injury may not have healed fully, which may push back LMFAO's shows in Singapore and other locations in the region by a few weeks.

The duo were supposed to perform here on April 9 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Though local concert promoter LAMC Productions announced in a press release last week that tickets priced between $88 and $158 would be released on March 5, as of yesterday, the tickets were still not available through any of Sistic's channels.

A Sistic spokesman told The New Paper: "The decision to begin sales for shows is always taken by the show promoter. The LMFAO event has not yet begun sales."

LAMC Productions declined to comment. The injury sustained by SkyBlu resulted in the group's Canadian shows in December being postponed to February.

While the LMFAO tour is now in the UK, it seems like SkyBlu has been absent from certain shows, including the duo's most recent scheduled appearance in Shepherd's Bush, London.

The New Paper understands from an industry source that an official statement from LMFAO regarding the status of its shows in the region is likely to come through this weekend, with an announcement that the shows here, in Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Asia may be postponed instead of cancelled.

The duo is due to perform in Kuala Lumpur on March 29, before doing four shows in Japan, and travelling to Bangkok and Seoul prior to their show here. They would then continue their tour in Russia and other parts of Europe.

In an interview with Good Morning America in December, Redfoo, 36, explained that SkyBlu had "hurt his back wiggling".

Joking that doctors said SkyBlu had an "abnormal package", Redfoo explained: "When you wiggle, you have to balance it out and his muscles in his back, they just gave way."

Redfoo and SkyBlu, the son and grandson of Motown founder Berry Gordy respectively, gained fame last year with their single Party Rock Anthem, whose video spawned endless attempts at shuffling on the dance floor.

LMFAO fan Felicia Teh, 26, said: "I understand RedFoo's been doing some shows by himself, but I think I might only buy tickets to the Singapore concert if I know both of them are going to be here."

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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