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Published: Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday March 12, 2014 MYT 7:51:51 AM

Canadian music legend to perform at upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix

FANS of Canadian music legend David Foster will be able to see him perform at the SapuraKencana Petroleum Malaysia Grand Prix Gala & Concert on March 27.

For the first time ever, the concert which will be held at Plaza Petronas KLCC, will be open to members of the public.

Sepang International Circuit chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir announced the concert line-up during a press conference yesterday.

He revealed that the famous songwriter would be performing in a one-off collaborative performance with American Idol’s Season Two winner Ruben Studdard.

To connect better with his Malaysian fans, Foster will also be performing alongside Malaysian artistes Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Vince Chong, Cheryl K and Elvira Arul.

Multi-award winning musician Aubrey Suwito will also be entertaining fans during the gala dinner, with his sister Juwita Suwito.

Mokhzani said the concert was the perfect platform for Malaysian artistes to showcase their talent.

“Foster has been known to collaborate with big names in among American artistes.

“The collaborative performances with Malaysian singers will makes it a unique show,” he said.

He added that the concert was expected to help promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

“It is a great time to be in Kuala Lumpur during the Formula 1 weekend, where many events are lined up,” he said.

Four LED screens will be put up around KLCC for music fans to enjoy the concert.

Invited guests will be sitting in a specially built grand marquee, which will be adjoining a three-tiered hospitality structure.

During dinner, the guests will be dazzled by an exclusive jewellery presentation worth more than RM50mil from renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co.

Since the F1 race was first held here in 1999, the gala event has been a tradition to mark the beginning of the race weekend and a platform to welcome the F1 fraternity to Kuala Lumpur.

The Tourism and Culture Ministry is the main sponsor of the gala dinner with Dialog Group Berhad as the support sponsor.

The Sepang International Circuit is the presenting sponsor of the event with SapuraKencana Petroleum being the title sponsor for the gala.

Co-sponsors include Shangri-La Hotel, Petronas as the venue sponsor and Tiffany & Co, which is the official jeweller for the event.

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Central Region, David Foster, SapuraKencana Petroleum Malaysia Grand Prix Gala and Concert, Ruben Studdard, performance, music

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