Faye Wong - Life and Career - 2010 Till Now: Currently - Comeback Tour (2010-2012)

Comeback Tour (2010-2012)

Her return was clearly marked in February 2010, when she performed at the CCTV New Year's Gala watched by over 700 million people, covering Li Jian's ballad "Legend". Later in July 2010, she first announced a series of comeback concerts starting from 29 October 2010 onwards, namely 5 in Beijing and another 5 in Shanghai. To satisfy huge overseas market demand, she declared to have more concerts in other cities of Mainland China, Taipei in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and also Singapore.

Despite her lengthy absence, interest was overwhelming: in Mainland China tickets worth nearly 200 million yuan (US$29 million) were taken up in just 10 days while in Taiwan the computerized ticketing system crashed due to excessive traffic, and 90 percent of the tickets were sold within two hours after it was restored. The story repeated itself in Hong Kong, with 93% of the tickets gone in one morning and 2 ticketing phone lines added to the 3 existing one, in order to catch up with the huge demand.

The theme of this concert tour is Four Seasons and Reborn. It was held across many cities throughout the years from October 2010 to June 2012. The details are as below:

Year No. City Date No. Cumulative No.
2010 1 Beijing October 29, 30, 31; November 5, 6 5 5
2 Shanghai November 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 5 10
2011 3 Taipei January 21, 22, 23 3 13
4 Hong Kong March 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 5 18
5 Guangzhou May 13, 14 2 20
6 Nanjing May 27, 28 2 22
7 Changsha July 2, 3 2 24
8 Wuhan August 26, 27 2 26
9 Singapore October 29 1 27
10 Kuala Lumpur November 6 1 28
11 Harbin November 26, 27 2 30
12 Chengdu December 9, 10 2 32
13 Xi'an December 23, 24 2 34
2012 14 Chongqing February 18, 19 2 36
15 Kunming March 31, April 1 2 38
16 Xiamen April 20, 21 2 40
17 Dalian May 12, 13 2 42
18 Hefei May 23, 24 2 44
19 Zhengzhou June 8, 9 2 46
  • Faye performed 23 songs for all the concerts except Hong Kong and Zhengzhou, where she performed 24 tracks.
  • 59 tracks from her own recordings had been performed throughout the tour. Those songs in bold are fixed and performed by Faye for all the concerts held under Comeback Tour 2010-2012.
Year Album Selected songs (Original title in brackets)
1989 Shirley Wong NIL
1990 Everything NIL
You're the Only One NIL
1992 Coming Home NIL
1993 No Regrets NIL
100,000 Whys Cold War (冷戰)
1994 Mystery I'm Willing (我願意), I Only Want To Keep A Promise To You (只願為你守著約)
Random Thoughts Dream Lover (夢中人)(Cantonese version of "Escape"), Sleepwalk (夢遊)
Sky Sky (天空), Chesspiece (棋子), Angel (天使), Devotion (眷戀), Reservedness (矜持), Escape (掙脫)
Ingratiate Oneself NIL
1995 Decadent Sound of Faye Lotus in the Snow (雪中蓮), You Are in My Heart (你在我心中), Wishing We Last Forever (但願人長久), His Heart, My Heart (君心我心), If I Were to be Real (假如我是真的), Sighting Of Chimney Smoke (又見炊煙), Coldness of the Green Lake (翠湖寒)
Di-Dar Vacation (假期), Ambiguous (曖昧), Meteor (流星)
1996 Restless Impermanent (無常), Where (哪兒), Decadence (墮落)
1997 Toy (EP) Promise (約定), Undercurrent (暗湧)
Help Yourself (EP) Guardian Angel (守護天使)
Faye Wong (1997) Anaesthesia (麻醉), Bored (悶), Mortal World (人間)
1998 Scenic Tour Face (臉), A Little Wit (小聰明), Red Bean (紅豆), Repayment (償還)(Cantonese version of "Red Bean")
1999 Only Love Strangers The Last Blossom (開到荼蘼), Hypnotize (催眠), The Moon at that Moment (當時的月亮), Only Love Strangers (只愛陌生人), Let Bygones be Bygones (過眼雲煙), Century of Loneliness (百年孤寂)
2000 Fable New Tenant (新房客), Chanel (香奈兒), Flower of Paradise (彼岸花), Goodbye Fireflies (再見螢火蟲), Book of Laughter and Forgetting (笑忘書), A Love Letter to Myself (給自己的情書)(Cantonese version of "Book of Laughter and Forgetting"")
2001 Faye Wong (2001) Wings of Light (光之翼), The Queen's New Costume (女皇的新衣), Colour Blindness (色盲), Fleeting Time (流年)
2003 To Love To Love (將愛), Sunshine Baby (陽寶), Passenger (乘客), MV, A Beautiful Mistake (美錯)
Others 2002 (Theme Song of Movie) I Love You (我愛你)
2009 (Single) Heart Sutra (心经)
2010 (Single) Legend (傳奇)
2012 (Single) Wish (願)
  • Besides, she also covered the following songs which were spread across different shows:
Song Title Original artist No. of times being performed
Rilkean Heart Cocteau Twins 22 out of 46
A Perfect Indian Sinead O'Connor 18 out of 46
My Valentine Paul McCartney 4 out of 46
Single Room and Double Bed (Mandarin song: 单人房双人床) Karen Mok 1 ouf of 46
Moonlight of the City (Mandarin song: 城里的月光) Mavis Hee 11 out of 46
Dai Hoi Ngan Kai (Cantonese song: 大開眼戒) Eason Chan 4 out of 46
  • The intro music of this concert tour was partly extracted from a song called "Vainly Like Dreams (浮华若梦)", which is performed by Kubert Leung, who is also the music director of the tour.
  • The music of the interludes were re-composed and partly extracted from a few Faye's songs, namely "Heart Sutra (心经)", "Dream Lover (梦中人)", "The Cambrian Age (寒武纪)" and "Flower of Paradise (彼岸花)".
  • The song "Heart Sutra" was not performed live by Faye but rather played as the background music to end the concert. However, this was not done for the first 5 concerts held in Beijing. In fact it was only started since the Shanghai concert, with the original intention of giving condolences to the casualties in the fire accident on 15 November 2010. But, there was an exception to this for the last two concerts held in Zhengzhou, where Faye performed "Heart Sutra" live after the usual ending song "Flower of Paradise".
  • The table below only lists down the songs performed live by Faye for all the 46 concerts, excluding the interlude music and songs mentioned previously. The symbol * serves as the key to note the first appearance of the said song in this concert tour.
City Date Winter Spring Summer Autumn Reborn
Beijing 29 Oct 2010 * I Only Want To Keep A Promise To You /* Red Bean/* Passenger/* Sighting Of Chimney Smoke * Escape/* Angel/* Rilkean Heart/* Reservedness/* I’m Willing/* Legend * To Love/* The Last Blossom/* Bored/* Goodbye Fireflies/* Hypnotize * Sky/* Wishing We Last Forever/* The Moon at that Moment/* I Love You/* Mortal World * New Tenant/* Chanel/* Flower of Paradise
30 Oct, 5 Nov 2010 * Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Rilkean Heart/Reservedness/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Bored/Goodbye Fireflies/Hypnotize Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/I Love You/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
31 Oct, 6 Nov 2010 I Only Want To Keep A Promise To You /Red Bean/Passenger/* You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Rilkean Heart/Reservedness/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Bored/* Where/Hypnotize Sky/* If I Were to be Real/The Moon at that Moment/* Impermanent/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Shanghai 19, 20, 27, 28 Nov 2010 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Rilkean Heart/Reservedness/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Bored/Goodbye Fireflies/Hypnotize Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/I Love You/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
26 Nov 2010 I Only Want To Keep A Promise To You /Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Rilkean Heart/Reservedness/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Bored/Where/Hypnotize Sky/If I Were to be Real/The Moon at that Moment/Impermanent/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Taipei 21, 22 Jan 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/* Only Love Strangers/Rilkean Heart/* Devotion/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/* A Little Wit /* Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/* Chesspiece/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
23 Jan 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/* Sunshine Baby Escape/Angel/Only Love Strangers/Rilkean Heart/Devotion/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/A Little Wit /Wings of Light/Bored Sky/If I Were to be Real/The Moon at that Moment/I Love You/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Hong Kong 4, 5 Mar 2011 * Promise/* Repayment/Passenger/* Undercurrent * Dream Lover/* Sleepwalk/* The Queen’s New Costume/Rilkean Heart/* Ambiguous/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/* Dai Hoi Ngan Kai/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/* A Love Letter to Myself/* MV/* Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
6 Mar 2011 Promise/Repayment/Passenger/Undercurrent Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/* GuardianAngel/Rilkean Heart/Ambiguous/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/Dai Hoi Ngan Kai/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/If I Were to be Real/A Love Letter to Myself/MV/Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
10 Mar 2011 Promise/Repayment/Passenger/* Colour Blindness Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/GuardianAngel/Rilkean Heart/Ambiguous/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/Dai Hoi Ngan Kai/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/A Love Letter to Myself/MV/Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
11 Mar 2011 Promise/Repayment/Passenger/Undercurrent Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/GuardianAngel/Rilkean Heart/Ambiguous/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/* Vacation/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/If I Were to be Real/A Love Letter to Myself/MV/Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Guangzhou 13 May 2011 Promise/Red Bean/Passenger/Sunshine Baby Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/Rilkean Heart/Devotion/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/A Little Wit /Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/* Book of Laughter and Forgetting /Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
14 May 2011 Promise/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/Rilkean Heart/Devotion/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/A Little Wit /Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Book of Laughter and Forgetting /Cold War/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Nanjing 27 May 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Only Love Strangers/Rilkean Heart/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/A Little Wit /Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/Book of Laughter and Forgetting /Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
28 May 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Only Love Strangers/Rilkean Heart/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/A Little Wit /Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/I Love You/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Changsha 2, 3 Jul 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/* His Heart, My Heart Escape/Angel/* Decadence/* A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/* Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/* Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Wuhan 26, 27 Aug 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/His Heart, My Heart Escape/Angel/Decadence/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Singapore 29 Oct 2011 Promise/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Dream Lover/Angel/A Love Letter to Myself/* Single Room and Double Bed/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Cold War/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Kuala Lumpur 6 Nov 2011 Promise/Red Bean/Passenger/Undercurrent Dream Lover/Sleepwalk/A Love Letter to Myself/Ambiguous/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing To Love/The Last Blossom/Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Cold War/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Harbin 26 Nov 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Decadence/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Book of Laughter and Forgetting /Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
27 Nov 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Book of Laughter and Forgetting /A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Face/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Chengdu 9, 10 Dec 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/* A Beautiful Mistake/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/* Anaesthesia/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Xi’an 23, 24 Dec 2011 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/A Beautiful Mistake/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Anaesthesia/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/The Moon at that Moment/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Chongqing 18 Feb 2012 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/* Wish/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Anaesthesia/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/* Meteor/* Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
19 Feb 2012 Lotus in the Snow/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Wish/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Meteor/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Anaesthesia/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Kunming 31 Mar, 1 Apr 2012 * Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/You Are in My Heart Escape/Angel/Wish/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Meteor/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Anaesthesia/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Xiamen 20, 21 Apr 2012 Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Wish/A Perfect Indian/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Meteor/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Anaesthesia/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Dalian 12, 13 May 2012 Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Wish/* My Valentine/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Meteor/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Anaesthesia/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Hefei 23, 24 May 2012 Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Wish/My Valentine/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/* Century of Loneliness/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/* Fleeting Time/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise
Zhengzhou 8 June 2012 Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Wish/A Beautiful Mistake/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Century of Loneliness/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Fleeting Time/Moonlight of the City/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise/* Heart Sutra
9 June 2012 Coldness of the Green Lake/Red Bean/Passenger/Sighting Of Chimney Smoke Escape/Angel/Wish/A Beautiful Mistake/I’m Willing/Legend To Love/The Last Blossom/Century of Loneliness/Wings of Light/Bored Sky/Wishing We Last Forever/Fleeting Time/Let Bygones be Bygones/Mortal World New Tenant/Chanel/Flower of Paradise/Heart Sutra

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