After an enormously successful career spanning over four decades, veteran singer Fei Yu-ching officially retired from showbiz following the final two concerts of his farewell tour at the Taipei Arena on Wednesday and yesterday. The legendary singer performed his signature hit Goodnight Song for one last time, as he emotionally bid farewell to over 10,000 fans last night.
Fei, nicknamed “Xiao Ge” (literally “Little Brother”), is one of the most celebrated Taiwanese artists in the Chinese-language music world. Originally, the 64-year-old singer planned to retire following six shows at the Taipei Arena and two shows at the K-Arena in Kaohsiung in February and May, but then decided to add two shows this week to entertain more fans.
Fei once revealed that he intended to call it quits after his parents died, because without them his relationship with the glamorous life of the stage had changed. To thank his fans for their support, he also announced at the opening of his farewell tour on Feb. 8 his intention to donate NT$20 million (US$656,190) to charity.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
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