To keep its promise to fans, Taiwanese rock band Mayday held an online concert on Sunday, the last day of May. The surprise show, titled “Live in the Sky,” which took place at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, was broadcast globally on YouTube, Facebook and Line, with singers Jam Hsiao, Li Ronghao and Mao Buyi serving as surprise guests.
Established in 1999, Mayday is celebrating the 21st anniversary of its debut this year. Originally, the band promised at a 2006 concert to stage a show every May, and has kept its promise since then, except in 2015 due to the lack of a venue. “Who says there won’t be May Dating in 2020?” frontman Ashin wrote online last week, stressing that the gig would be available “in every city, every time zone.”
Earlier this year, in January, Mayday was lauded for donating 5 million Chinese yuan (about US$0.7 million) to the Wuhan Charity Federation for coronavirus relief efforts. The band will resume touring in August, starting in Singapore.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
為遵守對歌迷的承諾，台灣搖滾天團五月天於上週日，也就是五月最後一天舉辦線上演唱會。這場名為「Live in the Sky」驚喜演唱會，是在台北田徑場開唱，透過YouTube、Facebook、Line全球轉播。神秘嘉賓為歌手蕭敬騰、李榮浩、毛不易。
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