Concertgoers Sue Sia for Lame Show

Tel Aviv concert that cost $90 per ticket lasted just 65 minutes
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2016 12:39 PM CDT
Concertgoers Sue Sia for Lame Show
Sia arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Sia may hide behind her fake bangs when she's performing, but her coif likely won't shield her from the $2.1 million class-action lawsuit just filed against her and an Israeli production company. Disgruntled concertgoers who forked over around $90 for tickets to the Australian singer's Aug. 11 concert in Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park were upset when the concert ended after only 65 minutes—and now want "nominal reparations," as the Jerusalem Post puts it.

They may have expected a longer show in that particular venue, as the New York Daily News notes Bon Jovi played in the same park last year for more than two hours. To add impersonal insult to injury, the complaint also alleges Sia didn't interact with the crowd at all and that the large-screen monitors around the park showed a prerecorded video starring Kristen Wiig and Gaby Hoffman instead of what was going on onstage. (People didn't seem too thrilled at what they got out of a class-action complaint against Ticketmaster.)

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