TEL AVIV, Israel (CelebrityAccess) – A group of Israeli fans of Australian pop singer Sia were so angry and disappointed with one of her recent performances that they are taking the matter to court.
According to The Times of Israel, said fans are seeking to sue both Sia and the show's promoter Tandi Productions, seeking nearly NIS 8 million ($2 million) to be paid to all of the concerts ticketholders.
Fans allege that the show, which clocked in at just over an hour, included pre-recorded music and that video displays in the venue showed archival footage of dancers from past performances instead of offering the nosebleeds a better view of the action on stage.
“We felt cheated,” Or Hirshfeld, a fan who paid nearly $100 for a ticket to the show told the Times. “The live show was an imitation of the recorded show and included actors and dancers who never set foot in Israel.”
Staffers with concert producer 3A Productions, who produced the event, expressed similar sentiments.
“Managing an artist is a tough job, especially when it’s a diva,” a spokesperson for 3A told the Times. “Tandi is a young company and beginners can make this kind of mistakes but we were definitely surprised since Ilan Elkayam has a consistent experience in this industry.”
However, Tandi Production's Ilan Elkayam has a different view, and notes that while there is talk of a lawsuit, no claim has been presented to Sia.
“We wish to emphasise that the performance was extremely successful and we have received hundreds of comments from satisfied fans who thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the production,” Elkayam told IQ Mag.
“In addition, it should be noted, that to the best of our knowledge, the claim was not submitted against Sia herself,” Elkayam added. – Staff Writers