Chan to star in Beijing concert event

April 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- Film star Jackie Chan says he agreed to headline a live event called "Descendants of the Dragon: Jackie Chan and Friends" at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium.

The stadium was the centerpiece of last year's Summer Olympic Games, but Chan's show next month is expected to be the first large-scale concert held there, the Shenzhen Daily said.

"When they asked me whether or not I would perform a concert at the Bird's Nest I could not help asking myself if I was qualified for this," Chan said at a news conference Wednesday. "Now with such a precious opportunity, I must spare no effort to do this well and put on a spectacular concert."

Chan has starred in the "Rush Hour" movies and was recently seen in "Shinjuku Incident."

The Shenzhen Daily said Hong Kong singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee and Emil Chau have been tapped to perform with Chan, but the names of other stars to take part in the concert haven't been announced yet.

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