It’s good to see that Shanghai isn’t the only major Chinese city with major problems getting foreign music stars to take the stage these days (no offense, Air Supply). Down in Hong Kong, Mariah Carey’s concert scheduled for this weekend was canceled. Why? Depends on who you ask. The promoter says the show got canned because Carey made “specific last-minute demands which we find wholly unreasonable and not with the best interests of Hong Kong, us and also the fans.” They also said only 4,000 tickets for the show had been sold. Carey’s manager, of course, disputes these claims. He said 8,000 tickets were sold and the reason the show won’t go on is because the promoter failed to pay Carey money that was owed to her. “If there were only 10 people in this venue, and this particular promoter … had fulfilled his contractual obligations, we would be there,” he said. “Mariah Carey loves her fans in Southeast Asia.” Hmmmm. But what about China?
To take a look at some of the backstage demands Carey has made in the past, go here.
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