lLebanese singer Alissa just held two concerts in Casablanca, both in hotel ballrooms before a crowd of 1000, a dramatic shift from her performance last year with that drew over 100,000 fans.
Tickets prices started at US$50 US dollars, and it was reported that Alissa arrived an hour late to the concert.
The singer declined interviews with the Moroccan media, giving her performances little coverage and fueling negative rumors. Female fans remained loyal to the star, attending in greater numbers.
On another note, head of the ‘Egyptian Musician Association,’ Hassan Abu Sou'od, has threatened to ban Alissa, along with Egyptian singers Dolly Shahin and Jad Shweiri from performing in Egypt.
The threat was made after the three singers held a private wedding concert and did not pay the required fees to the association, around 10 thousand Egyptian pounds per singer.
Abu Sou'od said the three will not be permitted to hold any performance in Egypt until they pay the fees. Alissa received US$35,000, Dolly US$25,000, and Jad US$30,000 for their performance.
Alissa has postponed her tour around the United States and Canada to an unknown date.
Tour organizers Yousif Harb and Maroun Abi Aad revealed that the visas for the singer and 15 crew members were not ready to date.
Alissa worked arduously to prepare for the release of her most recent album "Bastanak" (I'm Waiting for You) to meet the expectations of her fans, and she is now witnessing the fruits of her labor.
The album has proved to be a success and her songs have earned the number one spot on a number of music charts around the Arab world. The album, produced by ‘Rotana,’ has seized the number one spot in Virgin Mega Stores around the Arab world with the highest record sales.