JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

The local singer pulled out all the stops in his latest concert tour, from overcoming his fears to collaborating with renowned musicians Hans Zimmer and David Foster

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai
19 Mar 2018

JJ Lin kicks off ‘Sanctuary World Tour’ in Shanghai

Photos: JFJ Productions

Local singer JJ Lin unveiled his new world tour titled ‘JJ Lin Sanctuary World Tour’ with two shows in Shanghai on the nights of March 17 and 18, after keeping fans in wait over two months since he announced the tour in January.

The show was held at Mercedes-Benz Arena, and is the singer’s first stop before his next concert in Wuhan, China.

To start the show with a bang, JJ made a dramatic appearance in mid-air while being supported by suspension cables, as a cinematic track composed by renowned Hollywood film score composer Hans Zimmer, known for his musical contributions in The Lion King and the Pirates of the Caribbean series, played in the background.

As the 36-year-old singer is known to be afraid of heights, his show of courage incited loud cheers from fans, building on the atmosphere of the show.

He remained suspended as he started with hit track ‘A Thousand Years Later’, before hitting the ground for the start of his next song ‘Brave New World’, simulating a make-believe time-travelling voyage into a future world.

As the show continued, JJ did not forget to thank fans for their support, and dedicated his new track ‘Eagle’s Eye’ to them, saying their support gave him strength during the hardest moments in his life, allowing him to find his own “sanctuary”.

The concert reached a climax when renowned Canadian musician David Foster took the stage alongside JJ, and played the piano for the singer as he sang a tribute to late American singer Whitney Houston, with his cover of her iconic song ‘I Will Always Love You’, produced by David himself.

As JJ had caught the flu virus prior to the concert and has yet to fully recover before the three-hour show, David did not hold back his praises for the singer, and said he performed well despite being ill.

“’I Will Always Love You’ is a tough song. I am impressed because JJ performed it so well although he had been sick for the past few days,” he said.

JJ then chose the symbolic song ‘Little Big Us’ to express his gratitude towards everyone who made him the singer he is today, and finally ended the concert on a high note with popular hit tracks ‘River South’ and ‘Twilight’, after fans called for an encore performance.

‘JJ Lin Sanctuary World Tour’ will continue throughout the year with more shows in China, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with details of the Singapore show confirmed at a later date.

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WATCH: JJ Lin performs a duet with David Foster in Shanghai

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