Despite reports that singer Avril Lavigne’s concert was cancelled in Malaysia, it is now confirmed that it will go ahead.
"Well, I've actually been approved by the government to play a show," she said. "I've already sold 10,000 tickets there, so I will be going to put on a concert for the fans,” stated Lavigne to MTV News.
"They tend to, you know, sometimes not want Western artists in their country. I respect that, but at the same time, you know, there's people that listen to music there and want to see their idols and stuff, so it's all good: been approved by the government and I'm going to go put on a show and have fun."
Lavigne was deemed “too sexy” by Malaysia's Islamic opposition party and must follow the rules that require all performers to be covered from chest to knees without clothing containing obscene or drug-related images.
The concert in Malaysia will take place in Kuala Lumpur at the Stadium Merdeke on August 29.