Hong Kong singer Eason Chan will be holding an online benefit show titled Live Is So Much Better With Music Eason Chan Charity Concert this Saturday (July 11).
The Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association had announced the show in a press conference on July 3.
A few days after the announcement, the organisers discovered that enterprising scammers have already started taking advantage by printing fake concert tickets and selling them online to unsuspecting fans of the Hong Kong singer.
近日有不法份子僞造「Live is so much better with Music Eason Chan Charity Concert 網上慈善音樂會」的假門票在網上發售，現「香港現場演出及制作行業協會」在此提醒大家：今次Eason的網上慈善音樂會將不設任何門票發售及不會安排觀眾入場觀看演出，大家千萬不要從任何途徑購買是次音樂會門票以免受騙，協會亦保留法律權利追究一切僞造和售賣是次網上慈善音樂會門票的違法行為。Posted by Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association Limited on Wednesday, July 8,2020
On July 8, the Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association posted an example of the fake tickets with the message:
“Recently, there are scammers on the Internet who have forged fake tickets for Live Is So Much Better With Music Eason Chan Charity Concert. The Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association is here to remind everyone that Eason Chan’s online charity concert will not be offering any tickets for sale and will not be arranging for the audience to enter the show to watch the performance. To avoid being scammed, you must not buy any tickets for this concert from any channel. The association also reserves the legal right to pursue all forgeries and sales of this charity concert tickets illegally online.”
There is no need to buy tickets as Chan’s charity concert is available for free online to audiences worldwide on various channels as well as the Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association's official social media channels (details at the end of article).
In Malaysia, the free online concert will even be simulcast on Astro TVBS ASIA (Ch 360/HD Ch 320).
The show will be split into two sessions with a sunrise and sunset theme.
The Sunrise show will be a half-hour live performance held outdoors at 6am while the Sunset show will be another half-hour live performance conducted indoors at 5pm following a replay of the morning show, making it a one-hour show.
Chan, who will be performing with 30 band members, has already begun conducting rehearsals for the concert.
The singer is not taking any payment for doing the show, which will be providing jobs and income to some 100 workers. All staff will be wearing masks as a precaution against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proceeds of the charity concert will go to Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association’s Performing Pandemic Relief Fund, which has already received donations totalling HK$5mil (RM2.76mil).
Chan, who has always been active in charity work, was also featured in two slots on the Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home online concert in April.
Hailed as Hong Kong’s third generation God Of Song after Sam Hui and Jacky Cheung, Chan will be turning 46 in two weeks time on July 27.
One of Hong Kong’s top selling artistes, the quirky pop star received vocal training at the Royal Academy Of Music in London in the 1990s.
His newest song is a duet with his Universal Music label mate Jolin Tsai about battling the Covid-19 pandemic titled Fight As One which was released in April.
He is currently keeping busy with a documentary series titled Mama With Me where he talks about his relationship with his mother.
Live Is So Much Better With Music Eason Chan Charity Concert will be live streamed on Hong Kong Live Performance and Production Industry Association's official social media channels at 6am and 5pm on July 11 (Saturday):
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