We have three more confirmed dates and information for this tour from Bandana today, I'll just quote their release here and update the schedules shortly. There are more dates to follow so clearly, this is a major tour. We already knew unofficially about one of the Jakarta shows.
Three more shows have now been announced on the David Foster & Friends autumn tour – one in Bangkok and two in Jakarta. Hayley will be performing alongside David and his other special guests at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on November 5th, the Ritz Carlton Ballroom in Jakarta on 7th and Jakarta’s MEIS – Mata Elang International Stadium on 9th.
So, it's Singapore, Thailand!! , and then Jakarta?
One of the original write-ups about this said that one of the concerts in Jakarta was just supposed to be a charity one, and the one the next night would be open to the public. The same might be for the Singapore shows too. Any way to be clear on this? Thanks.
When I mentioned Hayley's Bankok concert on facebook, my niece, who lives and works in Thailand as an English teacher (despite having a masters degree in architecture, a field in which it seems things are set against women) asked if it meant I would be coming to Thailand. I wish! But no, even today, on the fourth anniversary of the Lincoln Castle concert with Aled Jones, that I flew back from Sydney to attend, (well it will be in half an hour) I have to say that I will not make that one. This anniversary stuff makes me think about compiling a list of days of the year on which Hayley has (and hasn't) performed. A nice time-consuming project for someone.
But thinking about Lincoln Castle, Gwyl Gobaith will be the first time I have ever attended a Hayley concert on the same day of the year as a previous one. And I never ever forget a Hayley concert.
She can sing the arias beautifully, for sure, but I don't recall ever hearing Hayley attempt operatic techniques. She has said before that she just lets her voice develop naturally, that she's never tried to be an opera singer. Maybe she can sing it, but she doesn't, and I wouldn't want her to. I don't like opera! That's why certain artists don't appeal to me.