Father of Cantopop Sam Hui here for new tour in June

Father of Cantopop Sam Hui here for new tour in June
Hong Kong veteran singer Sam Hui.

SINGAPORE - Renowned "Father of Cantopop", Hong Kong veteran singer Sam Hui, will be returning to Singapore on June 7 with his new tour What A Wonderful World.

Cantopop fans can rock to the legendary crooner's popular evergreen hits and classics originally sung by his departed friends and fellow singers Leslie Chung, Roman Tam and Anita Mui, as well as a performance put together by Hui's two sons, Ryan and Scott Hui.

Fans at the concert, which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, can also look forward to a visual feast of the 3-D leopard-themed stage design and concert outfits that the Hong Kong music icon is famous for.

In a recent press conference in Hong Kong, Hui said that he has been getting back into shape for the new tour.

"People commented that I got fat, which triggered my determination to lose weight immediately. I run, swim and practice karate, and now I have lost seven pounds. I hope to reduce another ten more pounds before the show," said the singer.

Hui played a vital role in the development of Hong Kong records and concerts from the 70s. In a career that spanned over four decades, the 65-year-old singer, lyricist and film actor recorded 23 Cantonese albums and four English albums before calling it quits in 1992.

However, with the untimely demise of contemporary singers like Cheung and Mui, Hui staged a comeback in 2004 with sold-out concerts across the globe including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

Tickets to Sam Hui What A Wonderful World 2014 are priced between $88 and $188, and will be available for sale on Thursday (March 13) on Sports Hub Tix. Visit www.sportshubtix.sg.


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