Hong Kong singer G.E.M. Tang shot to popularity in recent years.
On Nov 24, G.E.M. announced the end of her 73rd concert world tour on Weibo and thanked her working crew and fans for their support in these two years.
However, Hong Kong reports said that tickets for G.E.M.’s concert at London were not selling. Netizens noticed that the organiser was even slashing ticket prices to as low as £19 as part of their marketing effort to boost ticket sales.
Other reports also said that G.E.M.’s London concert was a flop. The organiser had apparently even resorted to giving away the tickets for free, reports Asian Pop News.
A netizen discovered that G.E.M’s concert ticket was selling at just £0, but there was a £2.50 tax chargeable. The netizen added that tickets were given away for free at a Chinese forum, as the organiser was worried about a small turnout.
Despite giving away the tickets for free, the hall was not filled and there were empty seats.
Industry sources said that it was extremely difficult for Chinese singers to hold concerts overseas. Few locals would pay to watch the concerts, as majority of the audience is usually Chinese.