Final ‘Continuum’ Tour Marks the End of One Era and the Start of Another for Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

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On June 12, 1998, Jeff Chang mesmerized target markets with his inaugural significant show on the Chinese landmass at the Shanghai Indoor Stadium, properly labelled “Dream Comes True.” Little might he have actually anticipated that 26 years later on, in 2024, he would triumphantly bring the “Continuum” utmost version to a group of 80,000 at the Shanghai Stadium.

The current April display in Shanghai noted the launching of the “Continuum” utmost version. Despite the honor gathered by the six-year “Continuum” excursion, transitioning from variations 1.0 to 2.0 and currently the utmost version, Jeff Chang admits to sometimes experiencing an unclear, mystifying “sense of powerlessness.” “Last year’s tour was a resounding success, yet some critics implied that our performance might not suit our generation of singers.”

Some sight traditional principles as antiques of the past, important just for stimulating fond memories. This point of view was among the driving pressures behind Jeff Chang’s choice to start the “Continuum” shows: “I aim to guide audiences towards a more mature appreciation of music, challenging established perceptions along the way.”

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Physically, the Shanghai Stadium is a simple 100 meters from theShanghai Indoor Stadium Yet, for Jeff Chang, this range stands for a 26-year odyssey. Reflecting on this trip at the “Continuum,” Jeff Chang mentioned, “I’ve traversed this 100-meter distance over 26 years!” This allegory succinctly envelops his undeviating commitment to songs, with songs working as the foundation of his undertakings over his 35-year profession.

Embarking on the Future Together with the Audience

Kicking off the “Continuum” utmost version show is Jeff Chang’s 2000 blockbuster “Faith.” His undeviating interest for songs symbolizes a spirit of “warm and courageous” belief. Perhaps it is this unwavering idea in songs that brings Jeff Chang and his followers with each other at the “Continuum” shows, where they experience the soul-stirring power in Jeff Chang’s voice that reverberates with the vigor of life itself.

“As a singer with a certain degree of seniority, my audience is already deeply familiar with my songs; we have grown and supported each other mutually,” Jeff Chang mirrors. “I aspire for my musical journey and growth to keep pace with the progress of my fans, rather than remaining stagnant. The ‘Continuum’ concerts were conceived with the intention of demonstrating to fans that my music will not dwell solely in memories and nostalgia, but will embark a new future alongside everyone.”

“Each segment of the ‘Continuum’ concert has a message we wish to convey to the audience. We have carefully selected songs that hold significant meaning in my music career, even if they are not the most popular hits. In each of my albums, I aim to impart insights, concepts, and musical knowledge. Through the concert’s overall arrangement, I hope to convey the concept of ’embarking on the future together with the audience.’”

Ending One Chapter, Beginning Another

The term “ultimate” in Jeff Chang’s “Continuum” show represents that this six-year “Continuum” excursion is ultimately coming close to an excellent verdict. “The ‘Continuum’ has been a prolonged journey, and it’s time for a stage-wise ending. There are other musical endeavors that are equally essential for me.”

The verdict of one phase represents the start of a brand-new phase. The “Continuum” utmost version acts as a mild suggestion from Jeff Chang, advising us to confiscate every chance to collect offline and experience the songs prior to the last program gets here.

As the initial Chinese vocalist to execute in Dubai, the Dubai quit of the “Continuum” utmost version in June holds considerable value forJeff Chang “We’re committed to making it happen in Dubai. Sometimes, overseas organizers prefer a simplified concert where the singer merely performs, and everything else is automated. But that’s not enough for me; I want to fully recreate the ‘Continuum’ experience in overseas shows.”

If he could fantasize huge, where would certainly Jeff Chang pick to organize the last “Continuum” show? Surprisingly, his response is Easter Island, positioned in the South Pacific: “It’s like the ‘navel of the world,’ equidistant from all continents. Holding a concert on Easter Island would truly be the ‘ultimate’ experience, like singing at the edge of the world for everyone to hear.”

Embrace the Future

After finishing all the efficiencies of the “Continuum” utmost version, Jeff Chang will certainly concentrate on the production of a brand-new cd. It has actually been 3 years considering that the launch of his last cd See the Light, and Jeff Chang, in addition to his committed followers, excitedly expects the arrival of this brand-new job. “Currently, the songs for the new album are nearly finalized, with around 80% of the track list already set.”

For him, the best difficulty of this brand-new cd hinges on the dramatically enhanced percentage of “non-love songs.” “In the new album, I may relatively reduce the love songs and express more of my perspectives and sentiments regarding the world. I feel that my past classic love songs have already encompassed most of the emotional states. Therefore, I believe it is time to start singing about matters beyond love, using the album to convey broader ideas.”

Jeff Chang explains the brand-new cd as a daring state of “taking a step forward” out of his convenience area. Compared to his previous love tracks, the brand-new cd will certainly be extra crucial, and an extra perfect expression of his Aries individuality. “In the past, my love songs stood at the observational standpoint, simply singing the feelings of the protagonist. But this time, I will stand on a clearer ‘Jeff Chang’ perspective, to openly express my own attitude, and be more subjective.”

The backstage equipment of the “Continuum” show is complex, with over 20 lifts awaiting the entertainer to tip onstage. Rising and dropping on the lifts, it resembles encountering the heights and valleys of life– this is the standard for a vocalist. From the starting to the here and now and right into the future, Jeff Chang and the target market have actually constantly existed; the efficiency never ever quits.

Jeff Chang

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–Written by Jifan Wang forBillboard China



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