PETALING JAYA, April 11 — Organisers have confirmed the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour will take place in Kuala Lumpur as scheduled despite, clashing with Malaysia’s polling day on May 9.
Anxious fans initially fretted over the possibility that the concert might be cancelled or rescheduled to accommodate voters from outstation who have to vote in their hometowns.
Concert organiser PR Worldwide tried to come up with a solution following the Election Commission’s announcement yesterday.
“To all Bruno Mars Live in Kuala Lumpur ticket holders, the show is currently scheduled as planned. For event updates, stay tuned to www.prworldwidelive.com,” wrote the entertainment promoters on Facebook.
A sold-out 12,000 audience is expected to catch Mars at Axiata Arena on May 9.
The concert is scheduled to start at 8.30pm, but many outstation voters fear they may not be at the venue in time though polling nationwide officially closes at 5pm.
Those flying in to see the pop singer stand to lose out serious money — on flight and accommodation costs — if they opt to perform their democratic duty instead.
The comments section of PR Worldwide’s latest Facebook post was met with mixed reactions.
Many reiterated their calls for a change of date to the show, with one adding “Our country’s future is more important.”
User Ray Siew wrote: “Even (at) night (the concert) can still go on but our hearts will be concerned with election result.”
There were more calls for refunds.
Some accepted the show’s fate, telling fellow music lovers to take it on the chin.
“Morning, vote for Malaysia. Evening, sing together with Bruno Mars. No crush at all. Please don’t reschedule,” wrote one user.
Another highlighted: “Last election (GE13) was held the same day as Andrea Bocelli’s concert at the same venue, Arena Axiata. I voted in the morning and had an amazing time during the concert. I guess it will be the same thing again this year.”
PR Worldwide has been reached for comment.