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Culture clashes are among the remaining challenges.

In South Korea, conservative groups complained that Lady Gaga’s lyrics and costumes were too sexually provocative and authorities barred fans under the age of 18 from attending her gig at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium.

Lady Gaga will also perform in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Manila and Bangkok, but a senior official in Indonesia’s top Islamic authority has reportedly urged fans in that country to shun Lady Gaga, saying her show is “intended to destroy the nation’s morality.”

Still, that hasn’t stopped more than 30,000 “Little Monsters” _ as Lady Gaga’s fans call themselves _ from purchasing tickets for her stop in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, including 25,000 in the first two hours of sales.

The controversies haven’t dampened Lady Gaga’s enthusiasm either. She flew into Seoul a week before her show and has immersed herself in rehearsals, tweeting her delight about receiving a “warm and exciting welcome” and whipping up fan anticipation for a stage that her publicity sketches depict as a medieval castle. Her only complaint so far: jet lag.

Elsewhere, Grammy-winning R&B star Erykah Badu ran afoul of Malaysian officials in February; after she arrived, the government banned her show on the eve of the performance, saying a photo of her body art offended Muslims. Badu nevertheless voiced hopes of returning for a concert someday, saying she has “faith in people’s ability to evolve.”