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Taylor Swift concerts make Asian countries quarrel

Taylor Swift’s “Eras tour” dates have Southeast Asian countries arguing.

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin accused Singapore of having bought the exclusivity of the pop star’s shows, offering AEG – which handles Swift’s live interests – a figure of between 2 and 3 million dollars per show in exchange for the exclusivity. The accusation came from the stage of the iBusiness Forum 2024 in Bangkok, one of the most followed and commented economic events in Thailand’s political life: the Thai prime minister thus explained the reasons why Taylor Swift will not be able to make a stop with his record-breaking “Eras tour” – which is tempting: in the United States, according to estimates, the 53 performances last year brought in an additional 4.3 billion in GDP – in other countries that fall within the Association of Southern Nations East Asia. .

“The Singapore government is smart. If they had come to Thailand, they would have been able to attract more sponsors and tourists to Thailand. Even if we had to shell out 500 million baht (13.9 million euros), it would have been worth it “Thavisin said. Who then added: “If I had known about the agreement, I would have made sure to bring the shows to Thailand. Taylor Swift concerts can generate added value for the economy.”

Taylor Swift’s “Eras tour” will stop in Singapore, at the National Stadium, on March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9: in total over 310 thousand spectators are expected.