Taiwan rock band Mayday will not be charged over 19 seconds of silence

Prosecutors say silent album track showed creativity

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/29
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As thousands of fans gathered in a Taipei park Wednesday

Mayday’s free concert in Taipei Wednesday night.(By Central News Agency)

night to hear rock band Mayday (五月天), prosecutors announced that a fraud accusation over 19 seconds of silence on their album “History of Tomorrow” (自傳) had no merit.

A free 20th-anniversary concert of the band at the Daan Forest Park attracted massive media and public attention, with traffic restrictions in full force amid fears of chaos.

Earlier in the day, prosecutors said they would not be taking action against the band after fraud allegations from a fan. A 50-year-old man from Kaohsiung named Pan bought Mayday’s 19th-anniversary album last year and found out that the 14th track, titled “What’s your story?” contained only 19 seconds of total silence.   [FULL STORY]

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