Beyonce lines up China date


TOKYO -- Beyonce will perform live in China for the first time at Shanghai's Grand Stage venue on Nov. 5.

Shanghai-based promoter Emma Entertainment on Thursday confirmed her appearance at the 9,000-capacity venue.

"Emma Entertainment is very proud to introduce the world's top R&B female artist for her first performance ever in mainland China," said Emma Entertainment president/CEO Jonathan Krane in a statement. "Beyonce's Chinese fans are already very excited for the show in Shanghai, and we expect tickets to sell out quickly."

Other major international acts recently brought by Emma to China for live shows include Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera and Avril Lavigne.

U.S-based concert-business giant Ticketmaster acquired a majority stake in Hong Kong-based Emma Entertainment Holdings HK Ltd in May this year.