Friday, October 30, 2009

Beyonce was banned in Malaysia - She was wonderful in Abu Dhabi!

Location: Concert Arena, the nearly-completed Ferrari World
City: Abu Dhabi

Here are more photos from the post-"I Am.. Sasha Fierce" tour, where Beyonce introduced her alter-ego ... a naughtier Sasha Fierce, to the world. In this set below, I photographed Beyonce in her "wedding gear", singing Ave Maria.
Respect to the authorities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, for not toning down the show!

The video wall ...

Oooh la la!

Her concert ...
In early October 2008, Billboard magazine announced that Knowles was embarking on a world wide tour to support her new album. The tour kicked off in Edmonton, Canada on March 26, 2009. The European leg of the tour started on April 26, 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia and ended on June 9, 2009 in London, England.
On June 21, 2009 she began the third leg of the tour in tehe US and finished in August with a 4-day stint at Encore Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. Starting on September 15, 2009 the fourth leg began in Melbourne, Australia and finished on September 24 in Perth, Australia.

Its a REAL pity that they banned her SMOKIN HAWWWWT gig in Malaysia :-(
U.S. pop star Beyonce has postponed a planned concert in Malaysia after the nation's opposition Islamist party raised concerns about her performance, citing moral issues, concert organizers said.
Foreign acts often draw protests by the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), whose youth wing forced Beyonce to cancel her 2007 concert in the mainly Muslim nation of 27 million people.
Malaysian entertainment company Marctensia said in a statement on its website that the Beyonce "I am..." concert, planned for October 25 as part of her world tour, would be postponed to a date yet to be announced.

More from the same article ...
"The postponement is solely (the) decision of the artiste and has nothing to do with other external reasons," the concert organizers said in the statement.No further reason was given. Marctensia said a new date for the concert would be announced "shortly" and a statement from Beyonce's management would be released later this week.
PAS's youth wing also sought last year to prevent Canadian singer Avril Lavigne from performing in Malaysia.
Earlier this month, Malaysia initially banned Muslims from attending a concert by U.S. hip-hop band The Black Eyed Peas, which was sponsored by Guinness, one of the brands owned by the world's biggest spirits group, Diageo.The ban was reversed, but a senior official said it was up to each individual's "better judgment" whether to attend the event.Malaysia's image as a moderate Muslim country was hit when a woman caught drinking beer was sentenced recently to be caned.

Hmmm ... is this why the Malaysian authorities banned her gig!? WINK!

No comments: