[ 07-01-2004 ]
KUALA LUMPUR: It is confirmed that American pop diva, Mariah Carey, has marked Kuala Lumpur as part of her Charmbracelet World Tour 2004.
The 33-year-old singer who conquered the pop world with her stunning five-octave vocals is scheduled to perform at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 22.
Deputy Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow said Carey's concert in Malaysia would attract her foreign fans from neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Pledging the ministry's full support for the concert, Fu said the presence of international artistes like Linkin Park and Carey in Malaysia had brought both business opportunities and challenges to the local music industry.
When asked whether the sexy Carey will be allowed to dress sexily for her concert in Kuala Lumpur, Fu said: "All foreign artistes - men and women, are expected to dress up accordingly for their performance in this country.
"Once a concert organiser obtains the permit to organise a show here, the government will advise the company on the 'dos and don'ts'.
"Basically, the Malaysian government expects the international stars who wish to perform in this country to comply with the laws of Malaysia."
Eric Chan, the personal assistant to the managing director of Galaxy Production, the party who is responsible in bringing Carey to this country, assures Carey's fans that the American singer will not be cancelling her tour here.
"I know some people are worried that Mariah will call off her show in Kuala Lumpur in view of the recent reported SARS cases in the Asian region."
Mariah Carey - Charmbracelet World Tour 2004 Live In Malaysia is organised by Galaxy Production and presented by TMNet.
Tickets are priced at RM68, RM138, RM178, RM228, RM268 and RM338, excluding RM1 processing fee per ticket. Showtime begins at 8pm.
MasterCard and Metrojaya card members who purchase their tickets from Metrojaya outlets in Bukit Bintang, Mid Valley, Section 14 in Petaling Jaya in the Klang Valley and Johor Baru during the priority booking period will enjoy a 5% discount on all ticket prices.
It is for a limited time only. For details, call the ticketing hotline at 03-22822020 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org