(SINGAPORE) Charice and the rest of the performers in the David Foster and Friends Asian Tour, has just reached another historic milestone, a day before their first concert in this extremely tiny but incredibly prosperous island nation.
All concert tickets for the whole tour have been sold out.
At 6:00 PM today, Sistic’s ticketing database indicated that tickets for the Saturday (October 30) concert were already unavailable. However, several single-seat upper-tier VIP tickets for the Friday (October 29) concert were still up for sale.
However, just half an hour later, the same system showed that all the remaining tickets were already sold out. This includes Standard, VIP Box, Gallery Behind Stage, Restricted View and Special Offer Tickets in all levels and in both dates.
Sistic is Singapore’s largest ticketing service provider, and also the primary retailer for the David Foster and Friends-Singapore concert tickets.
Singapore will host the last two installments of the five-city concert tour, whose other destinations were (in chronological order) Tokyo, Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta.
In Tokyo, the tour’s first stop, Charice received two standing ovations from five thousand people in a jam-packed Tokyo International Forum Multi-Purpose Centre. Local media talked about the event even after the concert was over.
Charice also received a Gold Record Award for the terrific market performance of her self-titled debut album, “Charice”.
Filipinos rarely give standing ovations to anyone. However, the capacity crowd showed its appreciation by giving her not one, but two heartfelt, mind-blowing standing O’s.
Bangkok did not wish to get left behind. Some fans even came up with innovative creations to be given as gifts for their idol. Just like Tokyo and Manila, the concert tickets were also sold out.
Bangkok’s Impact Arena seemed like it was hosting the World Cup.
Charice also performed in Jakarta, where it is fair to say that in all of Southeast Asia, this is where she is least known. She broke all possible misconceptions right after she started singing her first song.
She stunned the sold-out Pacific Place audience with her stirring performances, which earned her multiple standing ovations. All these happened despite the fact that the ticket prices for the Jakarta leg were extremely expensive on all accounts, owing to the relatively small size of the concert venue.
The group arrived in Singapore late in the afternoon today. Charice, along with other guests of the David Foster and Friends Asian Tour, will be performing for two more sold-out nights, October 29 (Friday) and October 30 (Saturday), at the Esplanade Theatres.
Spearheaded by 15-time Grammy winner David Foster, the other performers are Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Ruben Studdard and the Canadian Tenors.
After Singapore, Charice will fly back to the US to record new songs and to resume taping for the FOX hit show GLEE where she is a guest star who portrays the role of a Filipina foreign exchange student named Sunshine Corazon.
Charice will be back in Asia in 2011, kicking off her solo tour with a concert in Japan on February 22-23.
RJ Nieto, charicemania.com
a. All previous Asian tour articles indicated October 28 as one of the Singapore concert dates. The dates were based on Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). The actual local dates for the Singapore concert are October 29th and 30th. We apologise for any inconvenience that it may have caused.
b. The caption on the second picture (left), should have read, “Singapore Chasters await Charice’s return,” while the one alongside it should have read, “Charice banners in Singapore”.