I Killed The Prom Queen Have Been Released From Malaysian Detention

I Killed The Prom Queen are out of immigration detention in Malaysia, after being detained there on the grounds of a Visa balls-up.

The Adelaide metalcore outfit were locked up by government officials following their performance in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night, where they were playing as part of their Beloved album tour of South East Asia.

They were reportedly expected to be held in the detention centre for between 4 and 14 days while the whole fiasco was sorted out, but guitarist Jona Weinhofen has taken to Twitter to report that they’ve been let out early.

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It’s not yet known why the band have been freed ahead of schedule, but the Department of Foreign Affairs’ consular assistance efforts may have played a part.

Also on Twitter, the axeman was critical of how the band were treated by authorities, the whole ordeal apparently being due to their tour promoter cocking up their Malaysian work permits.

Either way, it seems IKTPQ will be leaving one stop off their next South East Asian tour…

The band missed the last scheduled stop on their current tour in Indonesia on Sunday due to the Malaysian debacle, so will likely now return home to Australia.

Their third studio LP, Beloved, is available now.

UPDATE 18/11/15: I Killed The Prom Queen have released a lengthy statement reflecting on their “abominable” time in a Malaysian prison.

Watch: I Killed The Prom Queen – Thirty One & Sevens

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