The press conference for “Faye Wong (王菲) Concert Tour 2010” has been scheduled for July 19 at the Beijing International Hotel. Reports indicate that over 500 media representatives hope to attend the conference. But the General Assembly room has limited space and can only accommodate an estimated 200-300 media staff. To avoid confusion, the organizers decided that the media would be allowed in by invitation only. According to some sources, Faye has long indicated that the conference would not be an interview session. Its primary purpose will be to announce concert details and to thank those who are supporting Faye’s return.
Faye Misses Performing Live On Stage
Rumors have been widespread that Faye is returning to perform because of economic problems. However, according to reports, Faye’s return is based on the fact that Faye now has time to consider a return, and she and Katie Chen (陈家瑛 Chen Jiaying) have been chatting about how much they miss the stage. This chat set Katie in motion, and she began preparations in November 2009, completing the contracts by the end of December.
Ticket Sales Breaks Record
“Faye Wong Concert Tour 2010” tickets have been on sale since last Friday, and according to pre-sale ticketing companies, sales have broken all previous records. Faye will have 10 performances, split evenly between Beijing and Shanghai. According to reports, the concert organizers asked Faye’s manager, Katie, to consider accommodating an additional five to eight million people by moving the concerts to a large outdoor stadium, but Faye has declined. Faye feels that a big stadium would place the audience too far from the stage. She’d rather have the audience closer to feel their enthusiasm and reaction. “If too far away,” she’s alleged to have said, “I would only see the audience as shadows. We may as well go home and listen to records.”
(Source 21CN music, 14 July 2010)
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