Stricter security measures are expected to be implemented during the Hong Kong tour of internationally-acclaimed singing sensation, Ariana Grande, the South China Morning Post reported. It has been several months since she began her first “Dangerous Woman” concert in Arizona, and the final leg is approaching.

On September 21, the female singer will grace AsiaWorld Arena and face millions of Hong Kong fans waiting for her performance. But strict security rules will be carried out on that night, whose previous performance in Manchester was marred with alleged terrorist attacks. The incident left 23 people dead, the report added.

Live Nation, the official promoter of the show, announced that some of the rules that will take effect include the prohibition of bringing bags of any kind and size inside the venue. The South China Morning Post also noted that bottles, cans, audio-video recording equipment, cameras, selfie sticks, and huge umbrellas will not be allowed within the concert area.

The same security rule took place in Grande’s concert in Manila last August 21, Blasting News reported earlier. However, the fans were able to bring their gadgets and only the bags were not allowed inside the arena.

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During the said concert in Manila, fans reportedly waited for several hours to claim their bags that were left at the claiming area outside the building. Local newspaper The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that some of the fans who watched the show waited until after midnight just to claim their bags.

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Live Nation wishes to put an end to this dilemma, as the Hong Kong concert will allot lockers and cloakrooms services for the belongings of the audience members, the Chinese newspaper added. This will lessen any issues with the claiming of their valuables.

Final leg

Hong Kong security and Live Nation have learned from the Manchester attacks that happened during Grande’s concert in the region. A spokesperson for the company said that these are “unprecedented” security measures in the concert events industry in the East Asian nation. The promoters have issued directives to organizers of Grande’s remaining tours in Asia and Australia, South China Morning Post added.

The “Dangerous Woman” tour is the singer’s newest concert event after her previous “Honeymoon Tour” last 2015. This week, the female artist is expected to perform in various shows in New Zealand and Australia. The locations include Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. The final leg of her show will visit Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong.