News

Olivia Newton-John adds Colombo to ‘Asia 2012’ Tour!

March 9th, 2012

btn-onjMusic fans in Colombo will be privileged to see Olivia Newton-John performing ‘live’ next month with the announcement that she has added Sri Lanka to her prestigious ‘Asia 2012’ tour.Olivia Newton-John AO, OBE is a singer and actress who is a four-time Grammy Award winner who has amassed five No. 1 singles, ten Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Her music has been successful in multiple formats including pop, country, and adult contemporary and has sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease, which featured one of the most successful film soundtracks in Hollywood history.

ONJ completed her Australian tour last week with two performances at the Sydney Opera House and her ‘Asia 2012’ tour begins on 23rd March in Bangkok, followed by Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Hong Kong, Colombo and Jakarta . Wizard Entertainment, established last year by a group of music and entertainment enthusiasts, who in a post-war Sri Lanka saw the need for a dedicated organisation to foster arts and entertainment, are the promoters of the Colombo leg of the ‘Asia 2012’ tour. It is a major coup for Sri Lanka to attract an A-List performer that is linked to the much sought-after Asian entertainment circuit. This region has evolved as one of the most developed and significant destinations for the entertainment world’s biggest names, and it places the country on the radar of other promoters and artistes who strive to add as many performances as they can on regional tours.

Importantly, it presents favourable economies of scale and infuses affordability especially for audiences. As one of the country’s largest indoor theaters housing 1,650 seats, the Musaeus College Auditorium will play host to the ONJ concerts. In a short span of three months since it opened its doors, the auditorium has earned an enviable reputation as a contemporary concert and entertainment venue that can live up to or exceed the stringent standards expected by A-List international artistes.The positive image that ensues with the arrival of international artistes of the calibre of ONJ is certainly one that will boost Sri Lanka’s reputation as an entertainment hotspot in this part of the world. More details on ONJ’s Colombo performances soon.