Six time Grammy-Award-winner, named by 2005 Time Magazine as top 100 most influential people, Hip Hop producer-singer- songwriter Kanye West is going to make his one & only Asian stop in Hong Kong, on November 28, 2006. Taking place at a brand new outdoor venue in West Kowloon－‘Hong Kong Drive-In’, Hennessy V.S.O.P Kanye West ‘Touch the Sky Tour’ Live in Hong Kong will be opened by local hip-hop-maniac Edison Chen, and backed by a string-orchestra.
A press conference is hosted today at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong to officially announce the tour with organizer East Asia Entertainment and CLOT/Big Nuts Productions. Opening Artiste Mr. Edison Chen, organizers Mr. Paul Liu, East Asia Entertainment and Mr. Kevin Poon, CLOT/Big Nuts, Title sponsor Mr. Boris de Vroomen, Riche Monde Limited (Hennessy V.S.O.P), Mr. John McLellen of HK Outdoor Drive-In, Universal Music Ltd., Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Star TV and CR2 all attended to kick start the ticket sales of Kanye West first and only Asian stop!
Kevin Poon of Clot, the Organizer, on behalf of Kanye West, said “He’s excited; no other artist with a similar background from his has done a show in Hong Kong. This is very big for him.” Just back to New York from Europe, Kanye West is thrilled about his first Asia stop in Hong Kong. Meeting with new friends in different cultures always brings new stimulations & inspiration to him. “He is certainly looking forward to come to Hong Kong,” Paul Liu, East Asia Entertainment said, ‘as Organizer, it’s good to see more and more international singers to come here. In the past we mostly have pop-music artists, with Kanye West, a world-class hip hop icon, we will be able bring something different to the audience of Hong Kong!”
Recently launched “Hennessy Artistry” – a global music events experience in the global art of mixing, Hennessy V.S.O.P has just hold a huge concert in New York two days ago (Oct 17) with Kanye West and other talented artists. An evening of pure unification fusing sound, visual innovation and drinking experiences from around the World, Hennessy Artistry takes everyone on a musical journey, enlightening the taste buds with different Hennessy V.S.O.P Global Art of Mixing CityDrinks. “It is our vision to blend quality music from around the world with the finest cognac, and brings an unforgettable music and world cocktail experience to our core consumers”, said Mr. Boris de Vroomen, Riche Monde Limited (Hennessy V.S.O.P), “We are happy to continue our support to Kanye in HK and of course to Edison as well for being such a multi-talented artist.”
John McLellen of the brand new outdoor venue “HK Outdoor Drive-In” is very excited about “launching” the venue with such an international-acclaimed hip hop artist. Given not enough venue and space for hosting mega events in Hong Kong, McLellen hopes that by assigning this 200,000 square footage space, more super events could take place in Hong Kong.
Being a hip hop pioneer, Edison is of course thrilled to have the opportunity to cooperate and be the opening artist for Kanye West, the 6-grammy-award winner. He certainly hopes to have collaboration with Kanye in the near future!
Being the most important creative force in hip-hop music today, named to 2005 Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, 29-year-old rapper/producer/hip-hop icon Kanye West has earned himself numerous nominations and awards during last few years. 2006’s International Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards, eight nominations on 48th Grammy Award and ten on 47th, taking home with him awards for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo Performance this year, and Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best R&B song last year, plus many others. Perceived also as a ground-breaking producer, Kanye have been producing singles for major hip-hop/ R&B artists, including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Cam’ron, Janet Jackson, Ludacris and John Legend. He is also recently nominated by MTV Europe Music Awards as Best Male, Best Hip Hop, Best Video (Touch of Sky), and American Music Awards as favorite male artist of “Pop & Rock” & “Hip Hop”.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Kanye West “Touch the Sky Tour” featuring Edison Chen will take place at Kowloon West Outdoors, November 28th 2006. Tickets go on sale today on Hong Kong Ticketing and Tom Lee Outlets, from HK$380, $480, $780 to $1180.
Hennessy V.S.O.P - Kanye West “Touch the Sky Tour” Live in Hong Kong
Organizers ： East Asia Entertainment / Clot & Big Nuts Productions
Title Sponsor ： Hennessy V.S.O.P
Date ： November 28, 2006 (Tuesday)
Venue ： HK Outdoor Drive-In, 2046 Austin Road, West Kowloon
Time ： 8pm (sharp)
Opening Act ： Edison Chen
Backed by ： String Orchestra
Record Company ： Universal Music Ltd.
Official Hotel ： Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Official Radio Station ： CR2
Official TV Station ： Star TV
Ticket Price ： HK$380 /$480 / $780 / $1180
Ticketing ： HK Ticketing’s Box Offices (www.hkticketing.com),
Hotline 31-288-288 Tom Lee Outlets Source