Fans were reportedly angered by her set at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.
Sia fans in Israel have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking a refund for the £70 they paid for what they argue was a “lacklustre” and “impersonal” gig.
According to The Jerusalem Post, the complaint, filed on Monday (August 15), argues that the ‘Chandelier’ artist played for just 65 minutes at the stadium show in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park and that her between-song chat was “impersonal”, because she didn’t mention being in Tel Aviv or Israel.
The singer stood at the back of the stage during her performance, with her face obscured by her signature lampshade-style curtain of hair. The lawsuit says that it led to the show feeling “lacklustre”. This, however, is a long-standing part of her live performance.
The lawsuit also states that the venue’s big screens only showed pre-recorded films, rather than the gig itself, which left concert-goers standing at the back of the park unable to view the show.
Sia’s tour promoter, Ilan Elkayam, released a statement defending the show on Tuesday: “We wish to emphasise that the show was extremely successful. We have received hundreds of comments from satisfied fans who thoroughly enjoyed the performance and production. In addition, it should be noted that, to the best of our knowledge, the claim was not submitted against Sia herself.” [via NME]
Sia has yet to comment on the reported lawsuit.