I think the answer is that she is popular in Asia. He has to know that; he still manages/produces Andrea Bocelli, and Hayley did a short tour with him in Asia last year, remember? So, it doesn't surprise me that he would invite her to his Asian shows. It would be great if he could help her cause in the US/Canada, but he isn't part of her management, so I'm not sure how something like that would work. Unless she switched to David Foster. She might someday. I still remember that article from a couple years ago, where she said she was considering a career in America, and that she "will go back to the States". www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/showbiz/2010/08/02/back-to-where-all-it-started-for-hayley-westenra-91466-26976526/
So, it sounds like she would like to be here a lot more, things just haven't worked out right yet.
Besides, Hayley hasn't been to Singapore or Thailand in a very long time (or has she ever been to Thailand), so this will be nice for her Asian fans.
Now that I have a full size poster of the tour, I have been able to extract Hayley's photo from the poster (posted earlier in the thread) so here it is. You can now see where they have cut-and-pasted it onto a new background, so I wonder, do we have the original anywhere?
I still can't find a link to book tickets for the concert at the Ritz Carlton Ballroom in Jakarta on 7 November 2012. I believe this is a special charity show, possibly a corporate event, while the other concert on 9 November is for the public. If I find any more information I'll post it in this thread.
I think it's the same case for the Singapore show, the first one is a charity show, and the second one is open to the public. That's the impression I got when I first heard about these shows on Hayley online. I wonder if they're doing a special charity show in Bangkok, too?
I'm following him too, but I mostly just see him retweeting stuff his wife says! I think I did see one of these shows mentioned on his page once, but it didn't mention Hayley, only the "bigger acts", I guess. As if I've ever heard of those people.