Madonna has canceled plans to tour Australia.
The 53-year-old singer was expected to play in Sydney and Melbourne early next year - although no dates had been confirmed - but she will now wind up her tour in support of new album MDNA in December.
"Madonna's tour will end in South America in December as planned. That's all we can say," a spokesperson said. Stadiums in the two cities were believed to have been booked prior to the canceled plans.
Meanwhile, the singer began the latest leg of the tour in the UK at London's Hyde Park on Tuesday night. Madonna opened with a performance of single "Girl Gone Wild" before playing an MDNA-heavy set, occasionally airing classic tracks including "Papa Don't Preach," "Express Yourself" and "Like a Prayer."
While she has twice unveiled her breast during performances, the London show was more sedate, although she did briefly pull down her trousers to reveal her buttocks.
Lady Gaga has vowed to perform "alone" if she has to in Jakarta.
The "Judas" hitmaker's Indonesian show - set to be the biggest in her Born This Way Ball tour's Asian leg - is in jeopardy after protests from hard line religious groups led police to refuse a license for it to go ahead, but she has not given up hope of staging a show in the nation.
"The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence. If the show does go on as scheduled, I will perform the BTWBall alone (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.
Islamic groups have protested against Gaga's sexualized image, provocative dance moves and allegations she could undermine the country's moral fiber. However, fans who have tickets for the show at the 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday were given hope when a key religious group, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), said it was re-examining its opposition to the concert today after police said they would issue a license if Gaga can get backing from MUI and the Religious Affairs Ministry.
Lady Gaga has been refused a permit to perform in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The "Born This Way" singer was due to perform the biggest show on the Asian leg of her Born This Way Ball in the city on June 3, but has been denied a work permit by local police after objections from Islamic groups.
Boy Rafli Amar, a spokesperson for Jakarta police said the permit had been denied after protests against the singer's sexualized image, provocative dance moves and allegations she could underline the country's moral fibre.
Promoter Big Daddy had already sold 52,000 tickets, with a further 2,000 being made available yesterday.
Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world with 240 million people, and groups including Muslim Defenders Team and Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) said they would not tolerate Gaga appearing in the country. The latter threatened to ask its 30,000 supporters to forcibly prevent Gaga stepping off the plane.
Adele has become "obsessed" with Beyonce while recovering from laryngitis.
The "Rolling in the Deep" singer had to cancel the second half of her US tour earlier this month because of the affliction to her vocal chords, and has been catching up with some music and TV she missed while resting at home in the UK.
"I'm at home now, watching box sets and sorting things out into neat piles and resting. i haven't been able to cook for almost 3 months cause Ive been on the road so I'm getting back into that (sic). Ive become obsessed with beyonce's I Am Sasha Fierce tour dvd and 30 rock, and Ive also started uploading over 1000 cds to my itunes! long but satisfying! i cant wait to be able to sing again, I'm bored stiff (sic)," she wrote on her site.
The vocalist also apologized for having to cancel her shows and promised her team are working on rescheduling them for as soon as possible. She also assured she is starting to feel better:
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