BEIJING : Pop queen Faye Wong is set to make her showbiz return with a series of concerts in China, revealed the star's manager.
Wong's manager Katie Chen has confirmed that negotiations are underway for the popular Chinese singer's 10-concert comeback tour which kicks off in the Chinese city of Xi'an in October next year.
According to Chen, Wong, 40, will receive a staggering 50 million yuan (S$10.1 million) for her performances during the tour, more than any other female singer to date.
The tour ends the ceaseless speculation of a possible comeback after Wong announced her retirement in 2003 and marks her return to the stage after a six-year absence.
Chen added that Wong is also negotiating with Chinese television station CCTV to perform on its highly-rated Spring Night Gala show next year.
CCTV production staff said that "finding the right song for Faye Wong is the the most important task".
Despite her candid disclosure of Wong's plans, Chen is careful to add that there are still many details that need to be ironed out, a process which may take up to two months to complete.
Many believe that Wong's return to show business might be out of economic necessity as she had to deal with the fallout from her actor husband Li Ya Peng's bad investments while corrective surgery for her younger daughter Li Yan's cleft lip had also cost her a pretty penny. Her decision to enroll her daughter at a prestigious school in Hong Kong is bound to put a strain on the singer's finances as well.
Source: Channel News Asia