Singer was refused a permit to perform in the country earlier this week
The promoters of Lady Gaga‘s show in Indonesia, which saw its application for a permit rejected earlier this week, have vowed to fight on and make sure that the show goes ahead.
The singer’s show in the Indonesian capital Jakarta is booked to take place on June 3, but was thrown into doubt on Tuesday (May 15), when local authorities denied the promoter’s application for a permit after Islamic groups in the country expressed opposition to Gaga’s “vulgar” style.
Production company Big Daddy, who are putting on the show, issued a statement on Twitter calling on Gaga’s notoriously active fanbase ‘little monsters’ to be patient. It said: ”Little monsters, be patient please. We will keep you updated. We are still fighting.”
One group who protested the singer’s show, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), have vowed to do anything to stop the gig from taking place. FPI Jakarta chairman Habib Salim Alatas has said that he believes Gaga is ”the devil’s messenger” and spreads ”satanic teaching”.
He told the Associated Foreign Press: ”If Lady Gaga still wants to perform here, go ahead. But please be prepared for chaos in Jakarta. We are ready to be thrown to jail and be killed – we will do anything to stop it.”
Saud Usman Nasution, a spokesman for the local police also said there was no way the show could take place. He said: “We still deny the organisers the permit. The Jakarta police have said they do not recommend the Lady Gaga performance here, and they are the ones responsible for security, so there’s no way around it.”
Gaga is touring Europe as part of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour, will also play Manchester’s Evening News Arena on September 11 and a one-off date in Ireland at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium four days later. The Darkness will support the singer on all four dates.
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