PETALING JAYA: Are you prepared to “get physical” with Olivia Newton-John?
The 59-year-old pop star will be performing at Genting’s Arena of the Stars on April 29 as part of her Body, Heart and Spirit Tour.
In her maiden concert in Malaysia, Newton-John is expected to revisit her popular early hits such as Physical, Magic, You’re The One That I Want, Let Me Be There, It’s so Easy, If You Love Me Let Me Know, Xanadu and Hopelessly Devoted to You, among others.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been to Malaysia before,” said the Australian-born, Malibu-based singer in a phone interview yesterday, adding that she had been to Jakarta.
Newton-John’s tour will kick off in Hong Kong on April 15, followed by Taiwan (April 21 and 22), Shanghai (April 25), Singapore (April 27) and Kuala Lumpur (April 29).
In a career that has spanned close to four decades, Newton-John has won numerous awards including the coveted Grammys, Country Music Awards, American Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Asked if she ever gets tired of singing her early hits, Newton-John said she did not.
“You might find that hard to believe but I find something new in the songs each time I sing them,” she said.
The singer is famous for her role as Sandy in the movie Grease. But is she bothered that people still associate her with the nerdy character from the 1978 movie?
“Not at all,” she said without hesitation.
“I am lucky to have starred in a movie which is still so loved.”
Jojo Events project director Cynthia Chen said: “It’s an honour for us to have her perform here. I believe she has a strong fan base in Malaysia and a concert like this would definitely benefit folks in the 50s.”
She said the concert was also in support of national women’s sports under the wings of Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation Malaysia.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale from March 23.
For more information, call the ticketing hotline at 03-2718 1118 or visit www.genting.com.my.