Sunday, January 27, 2008
Nicholas Teo " From Now On" Malaysia Concert
KUALA LUMPUR: Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Nicholas Teo will hold his first concert on home ground in March.
The concert will be held at Stadium Putra, and while the venue's 10,000-seating capacity is considerably challenging to fill, more so for a first-timer, Teo says he has confidence in his fans.
"We waited for a very long time for it (the venue). Our first consideration for this concert was the venue."
At a press conference on Wednesday to announce concert details, the organisers said more than RM900,000 had already been invested in the preparations for the event.
"I've been training daily and even recorded a theme song for this concert. My guest will be a female artiste and I'll be singing a duet with her," Teo, 26, said.
Warner Music Malaysia managing director Cheah Su Kong presented Teo with an earpiece specially made for use during his concert.
Winning the 2002 Astro Talent Quest with a heart-felt rendition of Huang Hun helped launch the Sarawakian's singing career. Teo has since released three albums 1st Choice, Only Nicholas, and Prince. His biggest hit in 2007, Wang Zi (Prince) sold more than 100,000 downloads on caller ringback tone alone.
Apart from making music, Teo has also made forays into acting. He was the leading man in Taiwanese drama Smiling Pasta and Malaysia's first award-winning Cantonese movie 3rd Generation. He also provided the voice for the Chinese version of Ratatouille.
One of the few Malaysian artistes who has successfully broken into overseas markets, Teo is well-known in China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.
Nicholas [From Now On] Live in Malaysia will be held at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium on March 29 at 8pm.
The concert is organised by Warner Music Malaysia, Astro and MyFM, and coordinated by Star Planet.