News of Ke$ha postponing her upcoming Japanese tour doesn't come as much of a surprise. Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country and left the looming threat of a nuclear crisis, travel in and out of Japan is far from easy. But the news is probably still a disappointment for fans looking forward to an escape from the tragedy that has struck the country.

Ke$ha is one of many western musical acts who have been forced to cancel or postpone tour dates in Japan following the earthquake. Her Japanese promoter, Creativeman Productions, who was responsible for pulling the plug, have also had to cancel their annual spring R&B and hip-hop festival Springgrove with headliners Nelly and Flo Rida, as well as Punkspring, their annual punk and hardcore fest that was set to feature Good Charlotte and Hoobastank.