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Fiasco leads to fourth Gaga concert

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 March, 2012, 12:00am

Lady Gaga will perform a fourth - and final - concert in the city in May after a ticketing fiasco that left fans of the US pop singer in a rage at scalpers.

Concert promoter Live Nation, which came under fire for mishandling the ticketing, gave in to stage what it said would be the last extra show - on May 7 - after two other shows were added.

Tickets will be sold online or via phone bookings only.

The news granted little relief to tired fans who had failed to get tickets for the first three shows. They felt their chances of watching the last show were slim and some said they were too exhausted to bother trying.

Office worker Wan Leung said she would give the concerts one last shot, but did not hold out much hope.

'The promoter responded too late. The system will crash even more seriously this time. Perhaps people can hack into it,' she said.

Tickets costing HK$480 to HK$1,580 will be sold through the HK Ticketing hotline and website only on Friday from 10am. No tickets will be sold at HK Ticketing outlets or Tom Lee Music. Also, each person will be allowed up to four tickets, instead of eight for the previous shows, after scalpers were found to be reselling tickets at high prices online.

The first three Born This Way Ball shows are at the AsiaWorld-Arena on May 2, 3, and 5.

Fans have alleged the promoter held up many tickets to the pop diva's Hong Kong stage debut and a group of them staged a protest at an office of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, saying they had lodged a complaint.

The police said they were investigating any potentially illegal actions in the reselling of tickets online.

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