Average Ticket Prices
Skillet $27.91      Joe Satriani $61.50      Marc Anthony $85.89      Shawn Colvin $46.34      Griz $23.09      Jason Isbell $22.55      Brit Floyd $40.91      G-Eazy $18.33      Gavin DeGraw $36.86      Trans-Siberian Orchestra $54.20      Jennifer Nettles $52.96      Streetlight Manifesto $18.80      Bryan Adams $54.88      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $39.46      Paper Diamond $20.09      El Ten Eleven $14.11      Matt Nathanson $30.93      Sevendust $25.38      The Mavericks $42.78      Young The Giant $27.24      Lyle Lovett $58.68      Hedley $45.30      "Mythbusters" $60.57      Beats Antique $21.73      Grouplove $26.22      Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers $19.20      B.B. King $56.68      The Moody Blues $70.65      Tommy Emmanuel $37.51      Keith Urban $52.82      Drive-By Truckers $27.36      Tobymac $31.92      "So You Think You Can Dance" $52.82      John Hiatt $60.46      Jake Bugg $22.48      George Thorogood & The Destroyers $46.09      Poliça $20.47      Florida Georgia Line $35.27      Papadosio $16.77      Beyoncé $123.21      Pat Metheny Unity Group $61.53      Queens Of The Stone Age $44.32      Fall Out Boy $37.55      Journey $59.02      Between The Buried And Me $20.34      Chvrches $21.97      Phillip Phillips $39.28      Steve Miller Band $56.86      Falling In Reverse $21.23      ThePianoGuys $43.82      
See all average ticket prices

Muslim Org Forbids Gaga

03:31 PM Wednesday 3/21/12 |   |

An Indonesian Muslim organization that says it has a self-appointed duty to “observe” manners and morals in the country has forbidden Indonesian Muslims from attending the June 3 Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta.

All 44,000 tickets for the show are sold out, with likely a substantial portion going to people of the Islamic faith.

Consequently, the announcement by the organization, called the Ulema Council (MUI), has caused a great deal of controversy.

An executive of MUI, Khalil Radwan, said Lady Gaga’s concert is inappropriate for Muslims because the gestures and clothing she exhibits onstage are contrary to morality and “could induce carnal desire among people of different sexes,” according to AsiaNews. Such a reaction would cause “a moral drift of the nation and its people.”

As far as reactions go, thousands of Indonesian music lovers say the MUI's condemnation is just wrong. One group commented, “Music is music, and has nothing to do with the desires of the flesh.” The leader of the Islamic Liberal Network declared that the only thing that is “haram” (forbidden) about the Lady Gaga concert is “seeing it without buying a ticket.”

  • Lady Gaga

    Performs on stage at the MTV European Music Awards 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    November 6, 2011

    (AP Photo)

    | 

The singer has already given notice that she will abide by Indonesian law and dress “suitably” for the concert in Jakarta.


Comments



Artists Mentioned in this article