TAIPEI, Oct 19, 2010 (AFP) - A computerised ticketing system in Taiwan crashed within a minute of offering tickets for a series of comeback concerts by Chinese pop diva Faye Wong, local media said Tuesday.
When the tickets went on sale through the Internet at noon Monday, interest among the island's Faye Wong fans overcame the online booking system, the Taipei-based China Times reported.
The system was restored in the evening and about 90 percent of tickets, priced from 800 to 8,800 Taiwan dollars (S$33.80 to S$372.24), were sold in the next two hours, the report said, citing ERA Ticket, the company handling the sale.
Wong, 41, arguably the most famous female singer in Chinese-language pop music, is scheduled to perform in Taiwan in January after taking a five-year break from her career.
Wong is the first Chinese singer to grace the cover of Time magazine and made a critically acclaimed appearance in China's most-watched Lunar New Year evening show earlier this year as she mounted a comeback.