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TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Hundreds who bought tickets to Motley Crue's allegedly first ever concert in Indonesia were deceived. At least 1,500 tickets were sold, with hundreds of millions of rupiah in total value. “I don’t know why [the concert] was cancelled,” said Dedi Supriadi, one of the ticket buyers from Salemba Tegalan, East Jakarta, met at the Jakarta Resort Police Headquarters on Monday. The ticket cost IDR 350,000. Dedi said that plans to perform here in Jakarta suddenly vanished, when the concert had been scheduled for Oct. 8 at the Ancol Carnaval Beach, Jakarta. “We only believed the concert was going to be held because we’ve been to many concerts before,” said Dedi who purchased the ticket below official price. Dedi said he purchased the ticket from PT Multi Live Mandiri in Bulungan, South Jakarta, on Aug. 25. The ticket had the logo of ‘M Your Entertainment Solution LIVE MUZIC’ with the picture of Motley Crue and the time and date of the concert. However, Dedi became suspicious when he checked the official Twitter account of the band and asked about their concert plan in Indonesia. “They replied through Twitter that there is no concert in Indonesia,” Dedi continued. Motley Crue in late September denied claims they were set to perform a concern in Indonesia, even as at the time tickets were already going on sale. JAYADI SUPRIADIN