19 Jan '11, 12pm

Lifestyle - AEG to use Shanghai arena to bring stars to China: SHANGHAI - AFTER lining up concerts by R&B s...

A man and a woman run by the illuminated 18,500-seat Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. -- PHOTO: AFP SHANGHAI - AFTER lining up concerts by R&B star Usher and the Eagles, entertainment giant AEG said on Wednesday it plans to use its new Shanghai arena as a springboard to bring more international stars to China. The operator of the Los Angeles Staples Center and London's O2 arena said it can make touring China commercially viable for artists after taking over Shanghai's 18,500-seat Mercedes-Benz Arena. 'Just about everybody we speak to wants to come,' Craig Hartenstine, senior vice president of tours and events told AFP in an interview. In their first China tour, US rock band the Eagles will play Shanghai's flying saucer-shaped arena on March 9. Then on March 12, Usher takes the stage at the riverside venue, which was built for last year's World Expo. The Eagles will also pe...

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