The return of the queen

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After years of speculation about her comeback after retirement in 2003, pop queen Faye Wong's much-anticipated return is finally happening.

The diva will launch a national concert tour next October, and a performance at the annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala is also in the cards, according to her agent, Katie Chen.

The tour will start in Xi'an in northwest China, the Chinese Business View (Huang Shang Bao) quotes the concert organizers as saying.

 Faye Wong [file photo]

Wong's paycheck reaches 6.5 million yuan, or just under US$1 million, per night, the highest among Chinese female singers, the report said.

The organizers are optimistic about the box office earnings.

"It has been six years since Faye Wong held her last tour show in 2003. The fans are really looking forward to her concert," a source surname Yu was quoted as saying.

Organizers in more than ten cities are making offers, Chen said. She also confirmed she is negotiating with CCTV on Wong's performance at its highly-rated Spring Festival Gala.

A crew member of the gala told the newspaper Wong will appear on their stage only if they offer the right song, and so they are looking out for "a good song that has the potential to be popular."


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