Dion’s Taipei ticketing will go on

High demand for Celine Dion’s first-ever concert in Taipei, Taiwan caused the ticketing site to crash after seats went on sale on Monday.

More than 300,000 fans of the Canadian pop star flooded the Kham ticketing system in a rush to secure passes to the gig.

With only 20,000 seats available for her two shows in July, the desperate masses caused the system to slow right down and eventually crash for 30 minutes, the China Times newspaper reports.

The Kham ticketing system had tickets listed at eight different price levels from NT$800 ($27/£19/€22) to NT$13,800.

The high demand from fans to add more dates to the Taiwan stop off has pushed Dion’s promoter to say they are trying their best to schedule additional shows in the region.

Dion is scheduled to perform two concerts, titled ‘Céline Dion Live 2018 in Taipei’, on July 11 and July 13 at the Taipei Arena.

Dion was previously scheduled to perform in Taipei in 2014, however, she had to cancel it at the time to care for her husband who was suffering from cancer, which he later succumbed to two years later.

Dion’s other stops in Asia, as part of her wider tour, will include Japan, Macao, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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