Melco to Launch 3-Year Artist Residency Series
Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok, Joey Yung and Leon Lai named in program line up, part of a three-year commitment plan to diversify world-class entertainment in Macau.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment, in an announcement yesterday, revealed the debut of its first series of residency shows here in Asia — featuring superstars including Aaron Kwok, Joey Yung and Leon Lai. Following a major undertaking of a three-year residency project and investment to reel up Melco’s duty to diversify and transform Macau’s entertainment scene.
A collective of 90 shows at the Studio City of these A-list musicians and artists are curated within three years started this year through 2024. And exclusively be made accessible only at Melco’s designated venue.
“We are thrilled to bring to Macau such an amazing line-up of stars. The region’s biggest names are finally coming to the city to deliver a show experience that will be totally unique. This is a testament to Macau’s ability to drive the best talent. It also demonstrates Melco’s belief in the city’s diversification and its contribution to the Greater Bay Area,” Evan Winkler, President of Melco Resorts & Entertainment.
“It’s my pleasure to cooperate with Studio City Macau once more. My performance for the grand opening of Studio City Event Centre in 2015 and large-scale show with electrifying stage effects was hosted here in 2019. Asia’s first-ever residency show project in Macau to be hosted this year will be innovative and striking. My team and I have already designed a brand new multi-intelligent stage with a rundown of classic songs. I look forward to presenting an exhilarating and beautiful dance performance to the audience with the very top on-stage visual effects,” said Hong Kong artist Aaron Kwok.
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“This collaboration will be the first residency in Asia – and I’m looking forward to being joined by audiences from throughout the region for it,” said Leon Lai.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, currently operates Altira Macau and City of Dreams, both located in Macau. Other entertainment venues include Mocha Clubs, Studio City and City of Dreams in the Philippines. Led by Lawrence Ho (Chairman and CEO), Melco entertainment is supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited.
According to Melco, more prominent artists will be announced for the curated roster within the next 12 months.
According to news from Inside Asian Gaming (IAG) last week, city of Yokohama (Japan) has revealed that only Genting Singapore and Melco Resorts & Entertainment have passed its screening process qualifying in the city’s Request For Proposal (RFP) to develop an integrated resort.
Melco is partnering with Taisei Corporation, a local construction and civil engineering firm, while Genting Singapore with Sega Sammy Holdings and Kajima Corporation. News of Genting Singapore and Melco Resorts came two weeks after Galaxy Entertainment Group announced it withdrawal from participation, following Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts last year.
At the beginning of this month, Melco also announced its co-hosting effort of the World University Cyber League 2021 eSports event at Studio City.