Alissa’s tour around the US and Canada postponed

Published May 21st, 2006 - 12:45 GMT

Lebanese singer 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.


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.


The music video for the main song, also titled "Bastanak," has earned a number one seat on several charts. The video was filmed under the direction of American Brandon Darikson in Burgh, capital of the Czech Republic.


The album cover was designed by American photographer Matthews Claimer.


 Despite this ongoing success, Alissa was in a state of despair over the spread of pirated copies of the album in Lebanon. The bandit copies negatively affected album profits, and some of the songs were leaked over the internet two days before the official release of the album.


‘Rotana’ tried to stop the circulation and collect the pirated copies.


The album, featuring 12 songs, carries a new signature since the distribution process was shifted from Jan Marie Riashi to distributors Michel Fadel and Danny Hilo.



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