SHE Announces Launch of World Tour in October in Hong Kong, Thursday August 27, 2009 Taiwan
Aug 26 2009, 09:59 PM
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S.H.E. Announces Launch of World Tour in October in Hong Kong
Chinese music scene’s most successful female group – SHE was formed on 11 September 2001, and the trio rose to fame over the past 8 years together. Their 3rd series of world tour concerts will begin its run starting from October. Since their 2004 dreamland theme concert - [Fantasy Land] and 2006 fairytale theme concert – [Perfect 3], this 3rd series of world tour concerts will be different from the past by employing high-technology and modern visual effects to reflect the changes and maturity of the trio over the past few years. The 1st stop for this new theme concert will be in Hong Kong Hung Hom Stadium on 16 and 17 October. And on 31 October, which happens to be Selina’s birthday, the trio will perform in Shanghai’s stadium, which can accommodate 80,000 audiences.
After brainstorming with SHE and their recording company, the production team decided to name this 3rd series of world tour concert as [S.H.E Is The One, Love As One]. In conjunction with their new pictorial memoir – [3 Spas of Love], the world tour will also be emphasizing on “Love”, as “Love As One” is what the trio is about. As SHE gradually transforms into matured fair ladies, we wonder if they would also reveal their opinions of love too. In response, Selina clarified on the theme for the concert, “To be a female group together for 8 years; to be able to organize 3 series of world tour concerts; shan’t this be considered record breaking?! The 3 of us could come so far together is only because there is ‘Love’~’ Meanwhile Ella added, “With just the love from the 3 of us might not have been sufficient. In fact, we have our fans to thank for too. It is the ‘Love As One’ between our fans and us, that makes this 3rd series of world tour concerts possible.”
SHE’s abstract concept of ‘Love’ for their concert will cost millions in production fees to build the world’s first “gravity defying floating stage”; the live band will be “suspended” in mid-air to play their music, while the stage and its LED lights will be presented in an orbit form. This is a revolutionary change from the usual four-sided frame for concert stage concept, and would showcase unlimited feel of space, to fully convey the message of love without boundaries. This will also bring out SHE’s concept of unlimited imagination and infinite energy.
Famous stylist Thomas Chan, who has styled for Heavenly Queens like Faye Wong and Sammi Cheng, is engaged to customize the styling for the trio. Given his fame and works, the budget for costumes and styling is estimated to be hefty but the trio’s recording company exclaimed that it is money well-spent! The first tech-simulated style which showcases [Star, Moon, Sun] has already grabbed everyone’s attention! The stylist specially chose high-tech flexible metal foil textured fabric and layered it repeatedly to create an exquisite sculptured feel for the costumes to bring out the element the resembled the Sun, Star and Moon; which also matched SHE’s superstar charisma over the years. As the costumes are too stunning, Hebe could not bear to take it off after the photo shoot and claimed she wanted to wear it home. The stylist explained that he used the elements of Star, Moon and Sun, which represented the trio’s personality to enhance the visual impact. Acclaimed by many as “The Little Sun”, Ella exudes confidence and passion in the radiant and dazzling outfit of the Sun. With her disposition of gentleness and sweetness, Selina represented the Moon and the stylist also added orbits to her costume to reflect the changes in the moon. Meanwhile Hebe will don the Star costume, which resembled wisdom and brightness, and the stylist added repetitive textured look on the star-cast costume. A contrast to the formerly adorable style, SHE will showcase a more matured side of them to give fans a new feel.
Donned in their Star, Moon and Sun armours for the photo shoot, SHE has to keep a safe distance away from each other and were unable to hug each other, as requested by the photographer to show the ‘Love’ theme of the concert. It turned out that the special metal foil armours would end up scratching and pricking each other should they go near. With the “rays” from Ella, the “orbits” around Selina, and the “sparkles” on Hebe, the trio could only keep a safe distance from each other during photo shoot. Hebe added, “We feel like hedgehogs and would prick anyone who approaches.” Selina joked, “This must be a deliberate plan from the crew members to disallow us to near each other and whisper secrets.”
In response to everybody’s curiosity on the programme line-ups for their world tour – [S.H.E Is The One, Love As One], the trio refused to let the cat out of the bag, “We could only say we are going all out for it, fully dedicating our lives!” Currently already busy with rehearsals and building up on their stamina, the trio let slip on a teaser, “Since the formation of our group, all the classic songs – regardless fast or sentimental numbers, will undergo new musical rearrangement, along with the dance steps. Thus, we are now learning new dance moves and our costumes will be totally different from the past.” This new series of world tour will cost millions in production fees, costumes and stage designs etc in order to the spread the unlimited love – for the world, for family, for each other, for friends and fans.
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