Lady Gaga reportedly forced to cancel Indonesia show
Lady Gaga has reportedly been forced to cancel her upcoming show in Indonesia due to being denied a permit to perform.
52,000 fans have bought tickets for the sold out concert which is meant to take place on June 3rd at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. However, the National Police are claiming that the concert has now been cancelled following protests from Indonesia's hard-line Islamist organisations. A spokesman for the police told the Jakarta Globe "The National Police said verbally that [the concert] would not be permitted."
The Islamic Defenders Front chairman Salim Alatas told Agence France-Presse "We will stop her from setting foot on our land. She had better not dare spread her satanic faith in this country. Her style is vulgar, her sexual and indecent clothes will destroy our children's sense of morality. She's very dangerous."
The show could still take place in another Indonesian city as long as it meets the approval of local police.
Lady Gaga is set to play three concerts at Auckland's Vector Arena on June 7th, 8th and 10th.