As mentioned earlier, it is wise to take whatever Joey says about future releases with a grain of salt. Joey revealed on social media yesterday (November 15) that her second ‘proper’ plug of the year will not be the song written by veteran Hong Kong musician Tony Arevalo Jr, a musician known for his ‘J-pop sounding compositions’. However, still expect it to sound like 1980s J-pop, as the next plug will be a song written specifically for Joey by veteran Japanese singer-songwriter, Mayumi Itsuwa.
Joey had met Mayumi Itsuwa at a lunch event earlier this year when the veteran singer came to Hong Kong for her 40th Anniversary concert. At the event, Joey bravely asked Mayumi if she could write a song for her. To Joey’s surprise, Mayumi sent Joey a demo less than a month after her request.
The Oricon chart-topping veteran first rose to fame in Japan with her 1980 hit single, Koibito yo, which was followed by a series of hits that helped solidify her popularity all over Asia throughout the 1980s. In Hong Kong, she is known for being the original singer and composer of a number of covers that became Cantopop classics in their own rights, including Paula Tsui’s 夜風中 and Alan Tam’s 忘不了你 and 雨絲情愁.
The song is now being finished with the help of lyricist Wyman ‘YY’ Wong, producer for the ‘JYYY’ side project that this song will be a part of along with 天然呆 and the Arevalo song; as well as Leo Chan, ‘Ho Bing’, and Joey’s longtime producer Schumann. The new song is expected to hit the airwaves November 18, 2014.
Another US stop has been announced!
Mohegan Sun Casino – Arena
Place: Mohegan Sun Casino – Arena
十二月二十日 (星期六) 深夜一時 (Translation: Dec 20, Saturday, 1:00AM)
Date: Sunday, 12/20/2014, 1:00AM
(^ Please confirm with them the actual date – one’s saying Saturday and one’s saying Sunday)
VIP $158 / $128 / $88 / $58 / $38
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That’s right, Joey is coming to Las Vegas! The news previously indicated that there would be a stop in Atlantic City too, but only Las Vegas has been confirmed for now. The last time she held a solo concert there was in 2006 at the Mirage casino. She also performed in 2009 at the White Dragon Charity Remembrance concert at the MGM, which will be the venue for her upcoming concert.
To the Canadian fans outside of Toronto, depending on where you live, it could be cheaper to fly to Las Vegas. Plus, you could also book the same hotel as Joey! Just kidding. If anyone is considering going to Las Vegas and would like travel advice, please leave a comment. It would be a great opportunity to travel during the holidays and see Joey at the same time!
Joey Yung in World Tour Concert 1314 – Las Vegas
Date: 12/27 SAT 2014 8PM
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tickets: $168 / $128 / $88 / $58 (LET and Facility Fees included)