23 January 2008

AsiaWorld-Expo welcomes the world's best And celebrates 2008 with a stunning line-up of musical talent and performance extravaganzas

AsiaWorld-Expo is welcoming the New Year with a spectacular line-up of performances by A-list musicians, pop singers and rock groups. In just the first three months of the year, the venue will host concerts by American quintet My Chemical Romance, local star Aaron Kwok, Icelandic singer Bjork, Grammy-nominated American pop group The Backstreet Boys, world-famous tenor Placido Domingo, guitar maestro Carlos Santana and pop quintet Maroon 5.

Purpose-built as a stage for the world's best, AsiaWorld-Expo and its AsiaWorld-Arena are proving beyond all doubt that it has the flexibility and technology to attract today's top names in entertainment!

Rock fans will thrill to the first-ever live performance in Hong Kong of American quintet My Chemical Romance, which hits the stage for one night only on 29 January 2008.

In February, Aaron Kwok will hold his eagerly-awaited "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live in Concert 2008" at AsiaWorld-Arena from 14-17 February. Hong Kong's undisputed dance king, Aaron will use the 360° revolving stage to create more visual excitement than ever before! In view of the overwhelming response, 3 more concerts are announced today to be held from 21-23 February.

"I can't wait to get back on stage and entertain my fans," said Aaron. "AsiaWorld-Expo and its Arena is a world-class venue that everyone in Hong Kong can be proud of. Its state-of-the-art facilities and unique design will create a much more enjoyable concert experience and help bring me even closer to my fans."

For a perfect night out, Aaron's fans can enjoy a "Privileged Access Package" for just HK$39. This unique package grants you access to a private and exclusive waiting area where you will be offered a complimentary drink before the performance as well as a free souvenir. Moreover, this package also includes a complimentary, direct and hassle-free access to the exclusive in-venue waiting area from Hong Kong Island (Admiralty), Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui) and the New Territories (Tai Wai) before the show, as well as free return to different areas after the show.

Alternatively, ticket holders for the "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live in Concert 2008" can redeem one return-trip Airport Express ticket between Hong Kong Station and AsiaWorld-Expo Station for just HK$42. This very special fare is only available on presentation of same-day concert tickets at the redemption counter in Hong Kong Station from 5:00pm to 8:30pm on the concert date.

Following the excitement of Aaron Kwok's performances, world-acclaimed Bjork will bring her unique musical style to Hong Kong as part of the Volta Tour on 28 February. Following hot on Bjork's heels, global sensation The Backstreet Boys will appear for one night only on 29 February.

On 1 March, Placido Domingo — one of the world's greatest operatic artists and one of the three greatest tenors in living memory — will grace the stage for a performance of breathtaking vocal prowess. Guitar maestro Santana will appear on 7 March as part of his global Live Your Light 2008 Tour. This amazing performance will be followed on 19 March when Grammy-winning LA pop quintet Maroon 5 will stage their first-ever concert in Hong Kong.

In addition to these amazing performances, the venue will also host the 2008 Asian Pacific DanceSport Championships and 2008 Hong Kong Open on
9 March, featuring thrilling dance performances by some of Asia's hottest dance athletes.

AsiaWorld-Expo, with its AsiaWorld-Arena as Hong Kong's largest indoor seated entertainment venue that can hold up to 13,500 for mind-blowing concerts, simply cannot be equalled by any other venues in Hong Kong. In the past 2 years, the venue has attracted huge crowds with an amazing list of stellar gigs by such world-renowned performers as Oasis, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Westlife, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Gwen Stefani, IL Divo, Linkin Park, Muse, The Cure, Rain, Nine Inch Nails, John Legend and a number of leading local artists, among many others. The future is also looking bright with a stunning line-up of entertainment scheduled for 2008.

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AsiaWorld-Expo – First Quarter of 2008 Entertainment Events Calendar




29 January 2008

My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade Tour Live in Hong Kong 2008

Midas Promotions

14 – 17, 21 – 23 February 2008

Physical Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live in concert 2008

First Strong Workshop,
Music Nation,
Yiu Wing Entertainment

28 February 2008

Bjork The 'Volta' Tour

Midas Promotions

29 February 2008

BackStreet Boys Live in Hong Kong 2008

Midas Promotions

1 March 2008

The World's Greatest Tenor Plácido Domingo Live in Hong Kong 2008

Wolfman Jack Entertainment (HK) Ltd

7 March 2008

Santana Live in Hong Kong

Lushington Entertainments (HK) Ltd

9 March 2008

2008 Hong Kong IDSF Asian Pacific DanceSport Championships and 2008 Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong DanceSport Association Limited

19 March 2008

Maroon 5 "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" Tour – Live in Hong Kong

Live Nation




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About AsiaWorld-Expo

AsiaWorld-Expo has emerged as one of the world’s leading EXPOtainment venues, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable space that is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art, ground-level and column-free exhibition halls including the Arena – the biggest indoor seated venue in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000. Strategically located at the heart of a multi-modal transportation hub and adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. AsiaWorld-Expo, with a convenient and in-venue MTR station, enjoys efficient transport connection to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other global regions.


With a proven track record of successes, AsiaWorld-Expo has received a number of accolades, namely the “Best International Venue” at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE in partnership with UFI, and the “Outstanding Venue Award” presented by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). For 8 consecutive years, AsiaWorld-Expo has been named as the “Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” by the prestigious CEI Asia magazine.


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