Pop superstar Mariah Carey's Hong Kong concert this weekend has been cancelled after the singer made a string of last minute diva demands according to the concert promoters, who were said to be furious at the singer's "unreasonable" behavior - but refused to divulge the exact nature of her requests.
Diva demands, maybe, but horrendous ticket sales were probably the real reason for the cancellation.
In a statement posted on their website, Concerts Asia says, "As promoters of the Mariah Carey Hong Kong concert, we have decided to cancel the event effective immediately due to both the poor response of public ticket sales and also due to specific last-minute demands which we find wholly unreasonable and not with the best interests of Hong Kong, us and also the fans."
The company claims only 4,000 tickets were sold in advance despite a huge advertising campaign.
Carey's manager, Benny Medina, said 8,000 tickets were sold to her Hong Kong concert, not 4,000, and blamed the cancellation on the tour promoter's failure to pay Carey. He said the promoter has "defaulted several times, right up into the last 48 hours."
Medina said Carey's team is talking to other promoters to see if the Hong Kong show can be completed with another promoter.