Madonna could perform in Singapore for first time
Madonna is in talks to finally perform in Singapore for the very first time as part of the Asian leg of her Rebel Heart Tour, according to a report by The Sunday Times quoting a spokesman from local promoter IMC Live:
We are in the preliminary stage of working out details with the National Stadium.
The venue has a capacity of 30,000 and the expected date is February 28, 2016 , with tickets likely to go on sale in the middle of next month.
Jose Raymond, spokesman for the Singapore Sports Hub also confirmed talks with Madonna’s management and a local event organiser for an engagement in February. Responding to The Sunday Times’ queries, the Media Development Authority of Singapore confirmed they have received an application for an arts entertainment licence to stage Madonna’s concert in February, saying:
MDA is still in the process of assessing the application, and will inform the concert organisers once it has reached a decision.
If the deal goes through, Singapore will be the seventh and last stop in the tour’s Asian leg, which includes Japan, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau, Bangkok and Manila.
Madonna wasn’t allowed performing in Singapore with her Girlie Show Tour in 1993, when reportedly police said her concerts border on the obscene… (and are) known to be objectionable to many on moral and religious grounds. For the Singapore gig to be given the go-ahead this time, The Sunday Times understands some numbers from the Rebel Heart show may have to be dropped from the setlist.
Local promoter IMC Live is believed to have paid about $12 million to bring the Rebel Heart show in Singapore, but its spokesman assures that ticket prices will be kept in the same range as pricing categories in the other Asian stops of the tour.
From an article by AsiaOne.com.