Faye Wong returns to spotlight with Shanghai concert

By Chen Nan ( ) Updated: 2016-09-11 12:03:35
Faye Wong returns to spotlight with Shanghai concert

Faye Wong talks about upcoming concert in December at a news conference in Beijing, Sept 9, 2016. [Photo provided to China Daily]

No one gets attention like Faye Wong.

The pop diva returned to the spotlight on September 9 when she announced in Beijing that she will hold a concert at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena in December this year, her first show since her tour in 2010.

Titled Faye's Moments Live 2016, the concert will be streamed live exclusively by Chinese internet giant Tencent, which means her fans will be able to enjoy the show from any corner of the world.

Wong says she will perform more than 20 songs and the look of the stage will be "dreamy".

"I will sing some of the hits, along with the songs that are my favorites but I rarely perform at concerts," says Wong.

"I have never been too ambitious about my career. I don't listen to much music these days either. I just do what I like," she adds.

Asked why there will be just one concert, the 47-year-old says she is interested in the streaming technology and wants to give it a try. The show will also use virtual technology.

"This is not a farewell concert," Wong says, in reply to the rumors about her retirement. "Probably I will have tours in the future, but this time I just want to hold one concert."

The news conference was streamed live by Tencent, which attracted nearly 10 million fans. According to Han Zhijie, the general manager of Tencent's copyright department, the internet company will work closely with Wong by using latest technology to interact with her fans, such as launching exclusive online channels to live-stream the concert's preparation.

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