Sia fans launch lawsuit seeking a refund for £70 “impersonal” and “lacklustre” gig

Fans in Israel are fuming, but Sia’s promoter has hit back


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Sia has been hit with a lawsuit by fans who say a show in Israel was so bad that they want a refund of their £70 ticket money.

The stadium show at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park saw Sia play for just 65 minutes, which is the main complaint in a class-action lawsuit filed in court.

As is regular with Sia shows, the singer stood at the back of the stage during her performance, with a lampshade-style curtain of hair obscuring her face. The lawsuit says that it led to the show feeling “lacklustre”.

The lawsuit also complains that Sia’s vocals and between-song chat was “impersonal”, as she didn’t mention being in Tel Aviv or Israel. The other main thrust of the complaint is that the venue’s big screens showed pre-recorded films, rather than the gig, which left fans at the back of the park unable to see.

Sia’s tour promoter, Ilan Elkayam, has hit back at the lawsuit. Elkayam told IQ: “We wish to emphasise that the show was extremely successful. We have received hundreds of comments from satisfied fans who thoroughly enjoyed the performance and production. In addition, it should be noted that, to the best of our knowledge, the claim was not submitted against Sia herself.”

Sia is due to play at V Festival for her 'This Is Acting' album this weekend.
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